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Thomas Peters of AmericanPapist in critical condition following swimming accident: prayers requested
Life Site News ^ | July 17, 2013 | JOHN JALSEVAC

Posted on 07/17/2013 3:47:19 PM PDT by NYer


Thomas Peters, aka. American Papist

July 13, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Thomas Peters, the well-known creator of the blog American Papist, as well as Media Director for the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), is in critical condition following an accident on Tuesday evening.

CatholicVote.com, where Peters' blog is hosted, broke the news on their Facebook page shortly after noon today.

"The entire team here at CatholicVote asks that you to pray for our dear friend, Thomas Peters," said the update. 

"Thomas was involved in an accident yesterday evening and has sustained major injuries. He is awake, responsive, and in stable but critical condition. Family and friends are with him.

"Out of respect for Thomas and his family, we will share additional information as is appropriate.

"Please keep his recovery in your prayers."

UPDATE 2: From Thomas's dad:

Thom can move his arms, docs are discussing the best treatment for his neck injury. Immediate concern is for the considerable water in his lungs. We are astounded at the expressions of prayers and support. Thom & Nat know about it. Please keep them up. Love from us all, EdP.

UPDATE: Thomas' dad, canon lawyer Edward Peters, has posted the following message on Facebook: 

Okay, I am sorry, but here’s some news.

Thomas Peters was seriously hurt in a swimming accident Tuesday evening. He fractured his 5th cervical vert. and is at Univ. Maryland Medical Center (Baltimore). Natalie Zmuda Peters is there, and the moms Angela & Becky Z flew out a couple hours ago. He moved an arm on command and is undergoing more tests. He has responded pretty well to the immediate steps taken for him so far. I will stay in touch here. Your prayers and well wishes are deeply appreciated.



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1 posted on 07/17/2013 3:47:19 PM PDT by NYer
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To: netmilsmom; thefrankbaum; Tax-chick; GregB; saradippity; Berlin_Freeper; Litany; SumProVita; ...

Prayer ping!


2 posted on 07/17/2013 3:47:44 PM PDT by NYer ( "Run from places of sin as from the plague."--St John Climacus)
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To: NYer

Oh dear. Prayers for him! I hope they keep us updated.


3 posted on 07/17/2013 3:49:23 PM PDT by livius
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To: NYer

Prayers up for this fine young man’s complete recovery!


4 posted on 07/17/2013 3:49:36 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: NYer

One of the good guys. He takes a lot of heat on twitter. Prayer bump!


5 posted on 07/17/2013 3:51:02 PM PDT by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: NYer

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be......


6 posted on 07/17/2013 4:00:59 PM PDT by piusv
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To: piusv

Lord, be with him.


7 posted on 07/17/2013 4:02:34 PM PDT by windsorknot (>>>)
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To: NYer

Prayers for him and his family.


8 posted on 07/17/2013 4:05:25 PM PDT by PeevedPatriot
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To: NYer
St. Adjutor, please pray for Thomas Peters!
9 posted on 07/17/2013 4:17:09 PM PDT by mlizzy (If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic adoration, abortion would be ended. --Mother Teresa)
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To: NYer

Prayers going up.


10 posted on 07/17/2013 4:20:02 PM PDT by Domestic Church (AMDG ...)
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To: NYer

I pray for his complete healing. May God watch over him, Amen.


11 posted on 07/17/2013 4:21:21 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: NYer

In 1981 my father was working construction and fell from the scaffolding he was working on 30 feet onto his head. He broke his 5th cervical vertebra (the same as Mr. Peters).

After he was brought to the hospital he was examined and x-rayed and left alone for awhile pending the results. He was in a panic. He was, obviously, concerned about his health and that his family would not eat if he wasn’t working.

In the midst of this panic he heard what he describes as an audible voice telling him to relax, that everything was taken care of. He immediately relaxed and despite the broken neck he was home 12 days later. He was back to work in just about 1 year, with no serious lasting effects. Although he was nominally raised as a Catholic, he had never allowed God into his heart. He is now an usher, CCD teacher, 4th degree knight and just all around jack of all trades at his parish. He knows that God took care of him (and us) that day.

I hope Mr. Peters has as good of an outcome as my dad. He’ll have my prayers.


12 posted on 07/17/2013 4:23:04 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: Straight Vermonter

Great story and a great blessing for your dad and your family.


13 posted on 07/17/2013 5:04:32 PM PDT by pbear8 (the Lord is my light and my salvation)
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To: Straight Vermonter
Although he was nominally raised as a Catholic, he had never allowed God into his heart. He is now an usher, CCD teacher, 4th degree knight and just all around jack of all trades at his parish. He knows that God took care of him (and us) that day.

Thank you for sharing this story! Trust in the Lord!

14 posted on 07/17/2013 5:09:12 PM PDT by NYer ( "Run from places of sin as from the plague."--St John Climacus)
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To: NYer

Praying now for Thomas and his family.
Asking for the intercession of JPII.


15 posted on 07/17/2013 5:11:29 PM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: NYer

Prayers for his health and a speedy recovery.


16 posted on 07/17/2013 5:37:25 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: NYer
I am deeply concened. Thomas Peters is a true hero: juts a smart, courageous, indispensable stand-up Catholic man. I will pray -- hard.

"Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven."

17 posted on 07/17/2013 6:16:04 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("He will come on that Day to judge the living and the dead, and the world by fire.")
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Regina Angelorum, by William Bouguereau
 
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Please address your prayers to NYer; (for Thom Peters)


18 posted on 07/17/2013 7:44:36 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Straight Vermonter

Thanks for sharing that story!


19 posted on 07/17/2013 7:46:17 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: NYer

Prayers sent for miraculous healing.


20 posted on 07/17/2013 7:48:13 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: NYer

Lord please help this young man to healing and recovery.


21 posted on 07/17/2013 7:48:34 PM PDT by dadfly
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To: Salvation

Prayers said.


22 posted on 07/17/2013 7:55:04 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds are diseased.)
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To: NYer

Prayers up.

Shock Trauma is a very good hospital. Prayers for those folks as well.


23 posted on 07/17/2013 9:06:11 PM PDT by RedMDer (When immigrants cannot or will not assimilate, its really just an invasion. Throw them out!)
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To: NYer

Horrible news. Will pray for his full recovery.


24 posted on 07/17/2013 10:26:32 PM PDT by tanuki (Left-wing Revolution: show biz for boring people.)
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To: NYer
Sorry to read of his accident. Prayers being sent to our Lord for a complete healing of his injuries.

Sounds like he is on the front lines in the battle against the darkness that is trying to overtake our nation.

Lord please grant Thomas a timely and full recovery so that he can continue on with this battle - Amen

25 posted on 07/17/2013 11:00:19 PM PDT by Pajamajan (Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't wait. Do it today.)
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To: Straight Vermonter

Wonderful story. Thanks.


26 posted on 07/18/2013 12:41:17 AM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: NYer

Prayers for Thomas and his loved ones.


27 posted on 07/18/2013 12:42:58 AM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: All

Are there any updates?


28 posted on 07/18/2013 4:10:37 AM PDT by piusv
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To: NYer

Lord God, we fervently pray that Thy servant Thomas be healed completely of his injury and be a witness to Thee in all he does.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, in the company of saints in heaven, amen.


29 posted on 07/18/2013 5:43:52 AM PDT by annalex (fear them not)
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Prayers.


30 posted on 07/18/2013 11:18:13 AM PDT by MDLION ("Trust in the Lord with all your heart" -Proverbs 3:5)
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