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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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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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

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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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