Posts by Tom Hoopes

We learn a lot about God’s “personality” in today’s Gospel  (the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B) about the multiplication of the loaves — and what he expects of us. 1.

Snark is the vernacular of our age. Maybe this is because we learn how to converse through movies and sitcoms, where a constant tension is necessary to keep our attention. Maybe it

Tony Brandt, a 2000 graduate of Benedictine College, is the co-founder of Casting Nets, a non-profit lay apostolate that offers training in evangelization and catechesis. Brandt was at Benedictine College for the

The Holy Father once called a weekend like this, late in July, “the heart of summer.” And so it is. On this 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) It is time

“In the wilderness of North America, in primitive and difficult times, Saint Kateri was a ‘sign of the Kingdom of Heaven.’” — Mass to celebrate St. Kateri Tekakwitha In our tumultuous times,

The criticisms of Pope Francis’ economic vision have been harsh and unrelenting: National Review says “Laudato No,” Maureen Mullarkey in The Federalist called it “An Extravagant Rant“ and David Brooks in The New York Times echoes their basic