These look like ten excellent reasons for hope in the coming year, but I would add that we have two viable presidential candidates running for the Republican nomination who are Catholic. That's something you don't see often. In fact, I believe it's a first. And whereas Newt might be slumping in the polls, Rick Santorum is climbing rapidly. That, too, is hopeful!
Here's a link to last year's Top Ten Reasons For Hope by CatholicVote.org. Click HERE.
Also, check out what else is going on at www.catholicvote.org.