Tom Hoopes

May 21, 2015

Dying Catholic Mom vs. Assisted Suicide Bill

Stephanie Packer says life is worth living, even with her terminal illness — and she wants to stop assisted suicide legislation in California. National Public Radio […]
May 19, 2015

Courage and Faith at Benedictine College – UPDATE: VIDEO

A remarkable story of courage and faith reached its climax on the commencement stage at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas, where I work, last weekend. As […]
May 8, 2015

Fans want a Catholic Rematch for Pacquiao

Ex-Catholic Manny Pacquiao, pictured here with a Catholic priest who is a fan, lost the WBO Welterweight title to Floyd Mayweather, Jr. May 2. Religion has […]
April 25, 2015

Stuff Catholic Dads Say

  At Mass “Look at Jesus on the altar … or you won’t get a donut.” “Jesus was tired, too, and he still stood up straight  […]
April 15, 2015

Pope Francis, Management Guru

It’s not often that the Harvard Business Review shares papal wisdom for the benefit of its readers. But the Harvard Business Review just did. Gary Hamel, […]
April 10, 2015

New Netflix Series: Angsty Catholic Daredevil

Netflix is debuting a superhero series today: “Marvel’s Daredevil”. The first season is streaming for subscribers starting April 10, and like the Ben Affleck movie in […]
April 3, 2015

10 Ways the Church Is Rising

  We are used to thinking of Christianity as a spent force, a dying ancient religion that had its day in the sun and now is […]
March 30, 2015

Modern Martyrs’ Stations of the Cross

Opening prayer: Lord Jesus, Pope Francis has asked us to contemplate “the martyrs of our own time” saying, “They refuse to deny Jesus and they endure […]
March 22, 2015

VIDEO: 60 Minutes on Isis vs. Christians

  “They took everything from us, but they cannot take God from our hearts. They cannot.” Those are the opening words of Archbishop Nicodemus Sharaf in […]