Thomas Peters

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Thomas Peters

Thomas Peters, 28, grew up in Southern California and attended college in Michigan. He has two graduate degrees in theology. He began his award-winning American Papist blog in 2006 and has been proud to be a part of the CV team since 2010. He was one of a handful of American bloggers invited to the Vatican’s first-ever Bloggers’ Meeting in Rome.

Peters has appeared in dozens of TV, radio and online media outlets over the years discussing and debating the intersection of Catholicism and politics, as well as pro-life and pro-family activism, in addition to writing and speaking about the future of social media and youth activism.

His father, Canon Lawyer Ed Peters, blogs here.

You can find Thomas Peters online at @AmericanPapist and Facebook.com/AmericanPapist.

Recent Posts

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Exposed: Gay activist millionaire bankrolled Catholic astroturf group

Kevin Jones of the Catholic News Agency has done us a great service by revealing that Catholics United received almost its entire operating budget in 2012 from the millionaire gay activist Tim Gill: ... More

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US Embassy to Vatican: Celebrate LGBT Day With Us!

Our embassy to the Holy See was established to promote goodwill between the United States and the Vatican. Under the Obama administration, however, it has at best done nothing and at worst it activ... More

Who is responsible for Brendan Eich’s firing? They all are. We all are.

I guess I should feel encouraged that some part of America is still uncomfortable with what happened to Brendan Eich last week. He was forced to step down as CEO of Mozilla (which makes Firefox) after... More

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Arizona: Losing Our Religion

This week we got our first real preview of what a post-gay marriage America could look like. What began as a straightforward attempt to protect religious freedom and conscience rights ended with ye... More

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Curial Commencement Day: Pope Francis Summons Cardinal Pell to Cut Off the Free Money

Two days ago, Pope Francis made the extraordinary announcement that he was creating an entirely new office in the Vatican: the Secretariat for the Economy. It's the biggest change to the curia in a... More

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Pope Francis and the Chaput Shocker

Barely two months ago the ecclesiastical news circuit was rocked with the revelation that Pope Francis had decided not to renew Cardinal Burke's membership on the Congregation for Bishops. The New ... More

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Memo to the Vatican: Save the Doves!

As if we needed any more proof that it's time to end the silly practice of releasing doves as a symbol of promoting peace, two more poor birds were subjected to a violent assault this weekend in St. P... More

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PPOTD: Call for Captions!

This photo taken by Paul Haring of CNS is just begging for funny captions: You know the drill -- submit your funny caption in the comments below and then rate the captions left by other papists... More

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The Obligatory Christie Post

The firestorm threatening to engulf Chris Christie reminds us that, as important as principles and positions are, basic competence and attention to the common good matter too. As they should! Actions ... More

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My appearance on Jeopardy! [Video]

I've always thought it would be fun to appear on Jeopardy. But God sometimes has a funny way of answering prayers. T'was the night before Christmas and all through the country not a creature was st... More


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