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Tom Hoopes

TWO TAKES ON CATHOLIC LIVING

by Tom Hoopes YIN & YANG Their titles and approaches might seem vastly different, but two recent books are actually complementary — a yin and yang of being Catholic in the 21st century. And both books have faithful Catholics buzzing!…

Movies for Lent

The best movie for Lent might be an hour at the Adoration chapel and no movie at all. But my family does like to use media to drive home lessons with our boys and our girls. During Lent we try to present movies about the story of salvation…

10 family Mass rules

This year it will be a quarter of a century since my wife and I brought our first child to Mass for the first time. Every Sunday Mass since, with the exception of a business trip, retreat or getaway here and there, we have knelt, stood, and…

Skip or watch? A guide to the Super Bowl

In the past, on autumn afternoons after Sunday Mass, you could always go over to my in-laws’ house, sit down, and watch the NFL with them. Not anymore. “We were deeply offended by the position that a number of NFL players took at the…