July 17, 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.