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‘Holy American Heroes’

In an article called “Holy American Heroes: Midwest Hall of Fame Holds up Catholic Greats,” the Knights of Columbus’ Fathers for Good cover the Gregorian Institute’s Catholic Hall of Fame.

“Something fresh and inspiring is growing in Kansas, on the campus of Benedictine College in Atchison,” says the Knights of Columbus. “It’s called the American Catholic Hall of Fame, a forum for honoring outstanding Catholic individuals for achievements in various categories.”

The article is an interview with Institute director Tom Hoopes. Click here to read the whole thing.

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Tom Hoopes

Tom Hoopes is vice president of college relations at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas. A former reporter in the Washington, D.C., area, he served as press secretary of U.S. House Ways & Means Chairman Bill Archer and then spent 10 years as executive editor of the National Catholic Register newspaper and Faith & Family magazine. He writes weekly for Catholic Vote, the National Catholic Register and Aleteia. His work frequently appears in Catholic publications such as Catholic Digest. He lives in Atchison, Kansas, with his wife, April, and nine children.