Tom Hoopes is Vice President of College Relations and writer in residence at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas. He has written for the Register for more than 20 years and was its executive editor for 10. His writing has appeared in First Things’ First Thoughts, National Review Online, Crisis, Our Sunday Visitor, Inside Catholic and Columbia. He has served as press secretary for the Chairman of the U.S. House Ways & Means Committee. He and his wife, April, were editorial co-directors of Faith & Family magazine for 5 years. They have nine children.
Need some hope after the election? Here are the exciting pro-life apostolates we have featured in the newspaper in the past few weeks:
VirtueMedia’s ads that they say have saved thousands of lives.
The moving story about blogger-priest Father James Farfaglia and his parish’s pro-life victories.
Different ways people are “Battling for Life Online.”
Eric Scheidler carrying the Scheidler family pro-life tradition into the 21st century.
“Manadatum” Catholic colleges’ March for Life plans.
The Princeton-originated Love and Fidelity Network.
The Daily Blog covered the work of the group Live Action Films.
Those are all from December. From November and October:
The Human Life Alliance, “Telling Truth to Youth” about abortion.
Feminists for Life rolling out college videos.
And last but certainly not least: The Other Youth Vote.
The good news: The list is far from exhaustive. Even now we have reporters working on stories about new such apostolates. Stay tuned to learn how to make use of their tools — and how to support them.
— Tom Hoopes