Tom Hoopes

September 23, 2015

Pope Francis Gives Bishops 10 Lessons on Leadership

1. Trust your managers. The first lesson was by example: He showed the bishops he trusted them. “It is not my intention to offer a plan […]
September 15, 2015

A Pope Is Coming. Expect Surprises

Remember Pope John Paul II’s first World Youth Day in America, in Denver? Church officials were told a cold, hostile America would give him a tepid […]
September 14, 2015

VIDEOS: Unintentionally Pro-Life TV Commercials

Can you think of more unintentionally pro-life commercials? Watching the Kansas City Chiefs triumph on Sunday, I noticed a Windows 10 commercial that, if you think […]
September 7, 2015

Is Kim Davis a Religious-Freedom Hero?

Kim Davis, the Rowan County, Ky., clerk jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples is at the center of a debate among Christians. […]
September 5, 2015

Papal Visit 2015: Where Do You Stand on the Chair?

Where do you stand on the chair? James Thomas More Griffin, at his blog and on his Facebook page, posted a picture that went viral: It […]
August 31, 2015

Is Trump the New Obama? Ways They Are Alike

Over at Aleteia I argue that “Trump is a Mirror.” In writing it I started to notice another phenomenon: There are many similarities between Trump and Obama […]
August 24, 2015

Jim Gaffigan’s ‘Shiite Catholic’ Wife and the New Evangelization

In interviews, Jeannie Gaffigan says she and her husband Jim are not trying to evangelize. But in a postmodern secularist world, maybe evangelization has to be […]
August 8, 2015

Don’t Be an Anti-Trump Hypocrite

Like so many of my Catholic circle of friends, I would love to see the next president of the United States be a thoughtful pro-life politician […]
August 4, 2015

Our Epic Ten Commandments Failures

It would be hard to over-emphasize the importance of the Ten Commandments. But recent news headlines suggest that we are failing to live up to the Ten […]