Tom Hoopes

March 20, 2015

Words Only Hardcore Catholics Understand (With Translations)

I started thinking about this when we told friends one Friday in Lent, “We’re going to stations, then we’re going to have a lame, late dinner.” […]
March 10, 2015

Why Conservatives Should Want to End the Death Penalty

Capital punishment is often used as a “cover” issue by conservatives and liberals. For those who self-identify as liberal, being against capital punishment can be a […]
March 5, 2015

Lives of the Martyrs: Heroes ISIS Gave Us

I gave a talk last night in Bendena, Kansas, about martyrs of the 21st century, starting with the Coptic Christians of Egypt and working backwards to […]
February 23, 2015

50 Shades of ISIS: How Marketing Has Changed Us

Picture this: It’s Valentine’s Day weekend and for the first time the world is seeing a media phenomenon that is about to make big news. In […]
February 13, 2015

Wounded Love: Our Grammy Valentines

Our love songs say a lot about where we are as a culture. Over at Catholic Digest I wrote “Only the Church Believes What the Love […]
February 10, 2015

Okay, Hozier. I’ll Take You to Church

“Take Me to Church” is the song by Hozier that debuted in September 2013 but is getting attention now, notably at the Grammys, where he sang […]
February 3, 2015

What Catholics Can Learn From Super Bowl XLIX

Maybe it’s because my Connecticut sons are big Patriots fans. Maybe it’s because I was alone with my iPhone at video shoots all day yesterday. But […]