Tom Hoopes

July 15, 2015

Who Is Francis? South America Edition

When I shared my favorite Pope Francis quotes from his South America trip, I had to leave off a few. That’s a shame: They were precisely […]
July 13, 2015

A Sort of Homecoming: Top 10 Pope Francis Quotes From South America

From July 7-13, Pope Francis visited South America: Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay. Here are my personal 10 favorite quotes from the trip; words that show his […]
July 9, 2015

‘You Know You’re a Catholic If …’ Summer 2015 Edition

Dr. Edward Mulholland at the Gregorian Institute helped me compile this list of ways you can tell you are Catholic in these tumultuous times. You know you […]
July 8, 2015

Papal Apartments: 3 Popes’ Humble Homes

The Pope’s visit to his native South America got me thinking. I suppose it is as much a commentary on the difference between the American Dream […]
June 27, 2015

People I Don’t Hate

I am Catholic, and I don’t hate people. My beliefs sometimes entail disagreeing with them, but that shouldn’t be confused with “hate.” Let me introduce you […]
June 11, 2015

10 Encyclicals for Boys the Pope Should Consider

With all the talk and preparation for the encyclical on the environment due out this month, my sons and I (well, three of the littler ones) […]
June 1, 2015

Video Makes Case Against Assisted Suicide in California

Late last week, California’s Assisted Suicide Bill took one more step toward State law … and as with so much that happens in California, that is […]
May 30, 2015

Great Articles Provide Answers About Marriage and “LGBT”

As we wait for the Supreme Court to make its decision on same-sex marriage, several articles this week offered great arguments about marriage and gender issues. […]