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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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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The Choice 2014 [Updated]

Catholics face an important choice in 2014 and in the years ahead. Some of the comments and reactions to my post earlier this week on Pope Francis's decision not to renew Cardinal Burke's membersh... More

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Reality check: Burke’s star will shine on

The knives are out for Cardinal Burke this morning. He's on the next plane out of Rome after Pope Francis sacked him and summarily ended all of his duties this morning. Oh wait, that's not what hap... More

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Three gifts we can bring to Jesus this Christmas

When we go to meet baby Jesus in the manger this Christmas, none of us want to go empty-handed! Therefore I'd like to propose three simple gifts we can bring to the little King this year. Th... More

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Reflections On My Time Away

 [Editor Note: The CV family continues to pray for the speedy recovery of Thomas Peters.  We know that Thomas and Natalie are both grateful for all of your prayers, love, and support.  While Thomas... More

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Top 15 Quotes From the Pope’s New Enyclical “Lumen Fidei”

I set out this morning to identify my top 10 favorite quotes from Pope Francis's new encylical, Lumen Fidei ("Light of Faith") but it proved impossible to limit myself only to 10. So here are my to... More

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7 Reasons Why We Should be Praying for the Supreme Court This Week

This morning I went to the steps of the Supreme Court to be present in case the Court rules on Proposition 8 and Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) cases. The court chose not to rule today but it will iss... More

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Why Isn’t Obama’s New Ambassador to the Vatican Gay?

Last Friday, late in the afternoon (which is apparently the administration's favorite time to do business) it was announced that President Obama was nominating Ken Hackett (the former head of Catholic... More


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