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 announcement about Pope Francis was made.

See for yourself — this segment was taped and aired on CBN TV March 12, a full day before white smoke!

Start the video at the 2 minute 50 second mark:

Screen shot 2013-03-18 at 11.01.49 PMI said: “We saw in Pope Benedict’s eight years a staunch support for the church’s teaching in support of the right to life, traditional marriage, and religious liberty, and so I have no doubts that the next pope will also carry on that banner.”

Yep, you heard it here first. 😉

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Thomas Peters, 31, 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, which went on to become one of the most popular Catholic blogs in America. He was one of a handful of Americans 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 the intersection of Catholicism and political activism, debating topics related to life, family and religious freedom, in addition to writing and speaking about the future of social media and online organizing. Since 2010, he has served as an advisor to He and his wife Natalie live in Washington DC. You can follow him on Twitter @AmericanPapist.

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