As many of you may have already heard, Catholic blogger and
pro-marriage advocate Thomas Peters was severely
injured Tuesday night in a diving accident. His neck is broken and while
his family is “cautiously optimistic” about his recovery, he has a very long
road ahead of him. Today doctors installed a halo brace and he is expected to
begin physical therapy soon.
My family and Thomas’ have been good friends since we were
children; his father is canon lawyer Dr. Edward Peters (on his blog, Dr.
Peters suggests asking for the intercession of Father Felix Capello, SJ for
his son’s recovery). Thom’s original “American Papist” blog and social media
efforts were a major part of the Catholic new media explosion, and his work for
the National Organization for Marriage has been critical to the defense of
marriage and the family in this country.
Please pray for his full and speedy recovery, for his wife
of three months, Natalie, and for their families and friends.
You can follow Thomas’ recovery, and find ways
to support and help his family, at this website
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