Tuesday, July 2, 2013

The quotable Thomas Peters, American Papist, name­dropper and NOM PR ace: 'I'm kind of a papist groupie, you might say... Most recently, I had a nice sit-down with Cardinal Dinardo'

Peters turned petulant and pouty recently, before hanging up on KABC radio's "McIntyre in the Morning," but he was quite the raconteur in 2010 on the EWTN Global Catholic Television Network show, Life on the Rock with the hip! and contemporary! Fr. Mark, he of the sandals and no socks.
Oh, my!
(29:10) Fr. Mark (left, above): You report on activities and powerful figures in the church... Have you met some of these flesh-on-flesh?

Thomas Peters (right, above): I have. I'm kind of a papist groupie, you might say... Most recently, I had a nice sit-down with Cardinal Dinardo... I even met Cardinal Ratzinger before he became Pope Benedict. I was in Rome for one of the last masses that John Paul II said, Easter Mass, I think, of 2003, and my friend and I were huge Cardinal Ratzinger fans and after Pope John Paul II had gone down the aisle, we spotted Cardinal Ratzinger in the line of Cardinals following him and my friend, who's Irish and sort of has an intense personality, just as Cardinal Ratzinger was passing by us, kind of shouted out in a tone that's not appropriate for St. Peters, "Ratzinger rules!" and Cardinal Ratzinger kept his eyes straight forward, we got him to crack this big smile...

1 comment:

  1. This kid gives me the heebie jeebies.

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