The Last Memes of the Year (and a Farewell to Benedict)

And so another year ends, this one with the sadness of the passing of Pope Benedict XVI … but with high hopes for the future. Here is a way to end of the year with gratitude and humor (including memes by people who do not realize that the Christmas season ends with the Baptism of Jesus, not Epiphany). With thanks to Wendy Cukierski, Estee Beka, Wendy Wilmowski-Tracy and 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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