Be a Part of History: Stand with Thomas Peters


Three months ago I wrote a post on Catholic Vote called “I Stand with Thomas Peters, do you?” and I’m thrilled to say that much has changed since that last post. But, one thing has stayed the same – I still stand with Thomas Peters.

And now, I’d like to ask you to, as well. Will you join us on Thursday, November 14th, 2013, for #IStandwithThomasPeters day?

On Thursday, November 14th, 2013… we want the whole world to hear the story of Thomas Peters and his powerful journey of suffering, sacrifice, faith, and love.

Nearly four months ago, Thomas was left in critical condition after a traumatic swimming accident. Since then, Thomas has made amazing strides in his recovery, but he still has a long way to go. Thomas moved out of rehab two weeks ago and is finally home with his wife, Natalie.

You can read Thomas’ powerful reflection on his journey thus far and on what is to come here: “Reflections on my time away.”

Thomas has always been a vocal advocate for life, marriage, and the faith. And as many of you know, he has been a part of for years, as the American Papist, as well as the editor of CV. We want to do everything we can to support his good work in the past, and help him in his recovery, so he can come back soon.

Throughout this whole journey, Thomas and Natalie have remained steadfast, and have been a shining example of marriage, love, and the faith. We are watching miracles happen every day, in Thomas and Natalie’s lives – but, also in the lives of the people who have been touched by their story.

Help share their story and join us on Thursday, November 14th for #IStandwithThomasPeters day!

On #IStandwithThomasPeters day, we also hope to raise funds to help Thomas and Natalie during this new transition and Thomas’ continued recovery. The medical bills are piling up and the transition home has been costly.

For more information on making donations and how you can help, go here.

Above all – please pray. Pray for Thomas and Natalie, and their continued strength and perseverance. Pray for their families and their friends. And please pray for Thomas’ continued recovery.

There will be Masses said all around the world on #IStandwithThomasPeters day, this Thursday, for Thomas and Natalie. So, please encourage your parish Priests to offer up Mass for them on that day. We already have confirmation from parishes in England, Manila, New Jersey, Washington, D.C., and more.

Please get involved in any way you can and help spread the word. We want people from around the world to join us this Thursday – November 14th, 2013 – for #IStandwithThomasPeters day.

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Kate Bryan grew up in Michigan, but now resides in Washington, D.C. She holds a B.A. in Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville and a Masters degree in Public Affairs and Political Communication from the Dublin Institute of Technology in Ireland. Follow her on Twitter at @katembryan.

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