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Catholics in New Media: American Papist

BY Matthew Warner

| Posted 6/4/10 at 1:20 PM


Thomas Peters is the American Papist. Or maybe he’s an American Papist. Either way, he is not your average Catholic. He’s been blogging about important issues facing Catholic Americans since way back in 2005. And, even though he’s still a young man, that makes him a seasoned pro in the blogging world.

His popular blog, American Papist, is one of my daily staples. If there is something important going on that applies to Catholic Americans, he’s usually talking about it. And he’s developed quite the following over the years and has put together an impressive resume doing so:

Thomas Peters is a young Catholic with graduate degrees in theology, who works in Washington DC.

He has been seen or heard on: FOX News, CNN, BBC World News, MSNBC, The Catholic Channel, Relevant Radio, EWTN and interviewed or quoted by: Our Sunday Visitor, The Boston Globe, The National Catholic Reporter, Catholic News Agency, The Denver Catholic Register, News Busters, Inside Catholic, Busted Halo, LifeSiteNews, Holy Smoke, Huffington Post, Catholic Online, Catholic Culture, Opposing Views, LifeNews, Catholic Exchange, DC Catholic Living Examiner, National Catholic Register, Catholic News Service, etc.

And recently the American Papist Blog (simply known as “AmP” to its devoted fans) teamed up with another Catholic-new-media favorite of mine: I think it’s been an excellent partnership. Mr. Peters is also the Communications Director for the American Principles Project - a superb organization founded by Dr. Robert George. I don’t know how he does it all!

I’m very thankful for all that Thomas Peters has taught and shown me and many others over the years. He’s truly been an effective leader when it comes to Catholics in New Media. In fact, he’s going to be one of the presenters at the SQPN Catholic New Media Celebration this year in Boston. I will definitely be in attendance there (I hope you’ll join us) and am looking forward to what he has to say. Maybe he’ll even let me buy him a beer afterward.

Catholics in New Media is a weekly series highlighting something particularly awesome going on in the Catholic world of new media.