Memes of Joy and Sorrow

It is that time of year again … a time to greet Jesus in joy and to remember just how strange life is, starting with an Ode to Joy. With thanks to Estee Beka, Wendy Wilmowski-Tracy and the Catholic John Crist.




Tom Hoopes

Tom Hoopes

Tom Hoopes, author of The Rosary of Saint John Paul II and The Fatima Family Handbook, is writer in residence at Benedictine College in Kansas and hosts The Extraordinary Story on Ex Corde. A former reporter in the Washington, D.C., area, he served as press secretary of the U.S. House Ways & Means Committee Chairman and spent 10 years as executive editor of the National Catholic Register newspaper and Faith & Family magazine. His work frequently appears in Catholic publications such as and the Register. He and his wife, April, have nine children and live in Atchison, Kansas.

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