Posts by Tom Hoopes

 Time magazine, April 8, 1977 In the editorial introducing Father Robert Spitzer’s Gregorian presentation on the “New Proofs for the Existence” of God, I wrote that it wasn’t such a bad thing

A coincidence put the National Catholic Register in an unexpectedly strong position to cover Sept. 11 10 years ago. What emerged from that coverage was a new approach to Catholic journalism. I

This post originally appeared at CatholicVote.org. The writer Santiago Ramos is a great Catholic voice who is attentive to, and respectful of, the prevailing culture — which, like it or not, is

 St. Gregory the Great mural, south foyer, St. Benedict Hall, Benedictine College, Atchison, Kansas. Today is a great day to launch a website dedicated to St. Gregory the Great – the Feast

Let’s review some of the strong signs of hope in the Church today — signs of hope that simply weren’t here 20 years ago, and which suggest the renewal is here to

This post first appeared at CatholicVote.org When my son and I were checking news online to see updates on the hurricane last weekend we had a hard time figuring out what was

 Facebook and Twitter: A Godsend? Or a tool of the devil? This post originally appeared at CatholicVote.org rTwitter and Facebook may be a godsend, helping us connect and deepen friendships that have

I have been involved in an e-mail discussion with a celebrity who first sought me out after I commented on the gay “marriage” vote in New York. I won’t say who he

 President of Benedictine College Stephen D. Minnis visits with the Missionaries of Charity in the new Mother Teresa Nursing Center. Photo by Steven Johnson/The Leaven This post originally appeared at CatholicVote.org. The