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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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

First Reactions to Pope Benedict’s Resignation [Updated]

[caption id="attachment_42411" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Source:"][/caption] I just awoke to the news. First reaction: Pope Benedict has been speaking... More

How do you get 300,000 people to read your pro-marriage defense?

Simple: a) Be a sucessor of the apostles (as Bishop Thomas Paprocki is) and have something profound and urgent to say about a question in the public eye. b) Collaborate with lay Catholics who us... More

Obama Offers Yet Another Insufficient “Compromise” on the HHS Mandate [UPDATE]

After years and years of public comment and controversy, the Obama administration once again has chosen a Friday afternoon to quietly release yet another compromise on the HHS mandate. This new com... More

What I Saw in Phoenix: Pro-Life Grassroots in Action

This Saturday I had the privilege of speaking before 300 Catholic high schoolers and young adults in Phoenix, Arizona at the invitation of Bishop Thomas Olmsted. It was an awesome opportunity to ... More

Sign Up to Join the Bishops for Nine Days of Prayer, Penance & Pilgrimage (for Life)

2013 is a Year of Faith for the universal Church as well as a year of prayer and penance for American Catholics because of the unique threats to life, marriage and religious freedom we face in our cou... More



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