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


Don’t Wait for the Media to Cover Gosnell — Do It Yourself

Thousands of pro-life Catholics are understandably outraged at the media blackout surrounding the trial of Kermit Gosnell, the perpetrator of the Philadelphia abortion clinic horrors. This photo is... More

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Video: How to Debate Gay Marriage on MSNBC

It's possible to stand up for your marriage views and for the rights of pro-marriage Americans, even on MSNBC, as I think my appearance this weekend demonstrated. My delivery wasn't perfect, of cou... More

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The Day BuzzFeed Actually Gave Good Advice About Receiving Communion

If BuzzFeed is any guide to where our culture is at, we're in bad shape. The website shamelessly seeks out as many clicks as possible by posting funny memes, cat pictures (lots of cat pictures) and... More

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Video: The Moment I Called the Conclave in Advance

It's amusing to see the mainstream media react to the shocking news that the new pope is ... catholic. Of course, I had that one figured out right away. In fact, I knew even before the announceme... More


Habemus Papam! Pope Francis!

It's incredible the surprises the Holy Spirit has in store for us! The first non-european pope. A Jesuit who has chosen the name Francis. The first original pope name since Pope Lando in 914(!). ... More

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Video: The Precise Moment an Atheist Finally Explains to Piers Morgan What It Means to Be Catholic

What a "modern" moment -- the moment when well-known atheist Penn Jillette explains to self-described Catholic Piers Morgan what it means to be Catholic (at least, Penn gives Piers a better formulatio... More

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Coolest Thing Ever? Catholic School Hosts Conclave!

I spotted this on the Fr. Z blog and was bowled over by the attention to detail. Talk about Catholic education! Here's one photo of the proceedings: See the rest of the photos and a play-by-... More

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Every American Bishop Invited to Participate in March for Marriage

This week Bp. Kevin Rhoades, head of the USCCB's Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth and Abp. Salvatore Cordileone, head the Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage sent... More

World Meeting of Families 2012/CNA

The New Pope Will Inherit a Prepaid Trip to the USA

[caption id="attachment_43368" align="alignright" width="480"] World Meeting of Families 2012/CNA[/caption] While many of us are focusing on who the next pope will be, an announcement made yesterda... More

Archbishop Chaput: “I Support the Marriage March”

Archbishop Charles Chaput has expressed his support for the March for Marriage, asking his priests in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to "do all you can to promote it in your parish". The Archbisho... More



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