The Catholic Church has been described as “here comes everybody.” In Some Catholics, Joe Hoover, in vibrant detail, describes… some Catholics.
Joe Hoover contemplates an unearthly encounter with the only celebrity that matters.
Thirty years ago the legendary Nebraska football coach went for two.
Brother Mike Zimmerman is the tall, hard-edged, slightly mystical, highly sentimental, altogether surprising 79 year-old former superintendent of grounds at Red Cloud Indian School. Near him, doubts about the workings of the divine are swatted away.
Joe Hoover on: the five story lines used in all films about priests; not being a cause celebre; some guys he knows who are about to become priests, and his own choice to be a Jesuit brother.
What might life be like for one convert to Catholicism? Not every convert, just one. Joe Hoover imagines how such a simple, irreducible journey might unfold in the life of one man.
A college basketball game, to have been played on Veterans Day 2012 between Marquette and Ohio State, was cancelled. Alarmist pacifist idealist critic Joe Hoover asks uncomfortable questions never the less.
Despite our desire to understand how great acting happens, Joe Hoover commends Daniel Day-Lewis for his silence.
A spontaneous, intelligent conversation about scripture and the mechanics of spirituality at 8:17AM on ESPN? Joe Hoover revels in this bright little gem.