Thursday, July 18, 2013

Please pray for American Papist, Tom Peters (serious neck injury)

Please pray for Tom Peters, perhaps still known among many who have been around the Catholic cyber-water cooler, as the American Papist.  From the blog of his father, blogging canonist, Ed Peters:

As many of my blog readers already know, my oldest son Thomas (theAmerican Papist) was seriously hurt in a swimming accident two days ago and remains in critical condition with spinal cord injuries at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He, his wife of three months Natalie, and our families are overwhelmed with the outpouring of prayers and support that we have received so far, and now I would like to ask a special favor. 
Please consider invoking the intercession of Fr. Felix Cappello SJ (1879-1962), one-time Confessor of Rome and the greatest sacramental lawyer of the 20th century, for Thomas’ speedy and complete recovery. I draw on Cappello’s canonical works in almost everything I write—no joke, I am finishing a scholarly article right now that he provided the crucial insight for—but I never thought I’d suggest drawing on his intercession for one of my very own. Well, I am doing so now.
Read the full post by Dr. Peters at his blog.

Tom blogs at the Catholic Vote site and he is the Media Director for the National Organization of Marriage.

Father Z has been providing updates copied from the Facebook page of Ed Peters, so there is more there.

Fr. Cappello, please intercede for Tom, and may the Blessed Virgin Mary bring comfort and strength to his wife, and family. Of course, we ought not forget to pray to his guardian angel, as well.

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