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Daily Poll: Is the World Too Bleak?

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Tom Hoopes took us on a memory trip through the 1980’s today, in attempt to remind us that we’ve lived through interesting times before. From Mother Theresa to Madonna, the 1980’s were a roller-coaster for Catholics. A time where one could feel inspired by JPII while humming along with Only the Good Die Young. Hoopes says:

Why do I bring this up? Because things can look bleak in the world. We can forget the strength of the Church’s recent past and its very promising future. At several Catholic colleges, a generation of Catholics have had remarkable preparation and have been rooted deeply in the faith.

God has greatly blessed the Church — and he doesn’t show signs of stopping.

So while the election season continues to percolate and the bathroom wars seem like they will never end, take a moment to remember that we’ve been here before and we came out of the 80’s stronger.

We would like to invite you to leave your favorite or least favorite aspect of the 1980’s in our newly functional comments box, and while you’re thinking take our poll:


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