Posts by Tom Hoopes

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

 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

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

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

What follows is an excerpt — paragraph 40 — from Pope Benedict XVI’s encyclical Spe Salvi. Read the complete encyclical here. I would like to add here another brief comment with some