Posts by Tom Hoopes

Orestes Brownson (1803–1876), New England public-spirited intellectual. “Catholics are better fitted by their religion to comprehend the real character of the American constitution than any other class of Americans.” John Courtney Murray

 Gen. MacFarland heads to the auditorium after an extended session with Gregorian Fellows Oct. 4. Remarks by Gen. Sean B. MacFarland. In 2006, Col. Sean B. MacFarland implemented a new U.S. military

 Bishops attend a Benedictine College convocation. What do the U.S. bishops expect of Catholic colleges in the New Evangelization? The U.S. Catholic bishops met with 54 non-tenured faculty of theology departments Sept.

 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