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

Recent Posts

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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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Video: Obama Calls for an End to Catholic Schools

Earlier this week in Northern Ireland, Notre Dame honorary-degree holder President Obama called for an end to Catholic schools, in front of an audience of about 2,000 young people -- many of them Cath... More


Obama Just Injected Himself in to the Late-term Abortion Debate (Push Back!)

The U.S. House of Representatives is about to take a historic vote today on ending abortion for unborn children over 20 weeks old (H.R. 1797, the "Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act"). The bi... More

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Friday Papist Meme

Had a little time on my hands this morning! Photo credit: Vatican Radio - English... More

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Why We Can’t Let the Media Give Pelosi’s Latest Abortion Outrage™ a Pass [Video]

I've already written that nothing Nancy Pelosi can say about abortion will shock me anymore. Turns out I was wrong. Yes, her latest Pelosi Abortion Outrage™, prompted by the entirely appropria... More

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Obama, Francis and Umbrellas

It's raining. What do you do? If you are President Obama at a press conference where you know you will be asked tough questions about the IRS, Benghazi and DOJ scandals, you do this (in contrave... More

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Top 10 Catholic Facts Revealed in the 2013 Pontifical Yearbook

Earlier this month the 2013 Pontifical Yearbook and the Annuarium Statisticum Ecclesiae (annual statistics of the church) were presented to Pope Francis. They are prepared yearly by the Central Bur... More

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What Does Carlsberg Beer and a Cardinal Have in Common?

This has already been a week of rough news. Scandals in Washington. Tragedy in Oklahoma (please join CatholicVote in responding). So how about something completely different? [caption id="attach... More

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Video, Day 2: Watch the *House* IRS Hearing With Me

UPDATE -- for those who want to watch the *House* Oversight Committee hearing today on the IRS targeting conservative groups (including pro-life groups and the pro-marriage group NOM), please click he... More


Papist Caption Contest!

Submit (and rate) your favorite caption in the comments! Submitted by: Br. Joshua... More



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