Megan and Tommy - in front of sanctuary at SMM
Our Wedding Day – Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

I have a Master’s in Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville. I also hold a Masters in Education from the University of Phoenix and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the University of San Francisco. While attending USF, I studied the Great Books of Western Civilization and upon graduation received a Great Books Certificate from the St. Ignatius Institute.

My writings appear on New Advent, Big Pulpit, EpicPew, and Catholic Exchange. My first book was published through Emmaus Road Publishing – Understanding Catholic Teaching on the Blessed Virgin Mary. I am a monthly contributor to EpicPew.com.

A passion of mine is speaking to adults about the importance of the Catholic faith and bringing the beauty of the Second Vatican Council teachings along with Pope St. John Paul II’s “New Evangelization” to the faithful of the Church. I am proud to say that I count myself among the JP2 Generation. Growing up in the Papacy of Pope St.John Paul II, I learned the importance of sound theology synthesized with the importance of human dignity and the sacredness of human life.

Currently, I am the Director of Mission and Hospitality in Dining Services at the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota. I live in Bismarck with my wife and our two sons.

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  1. Dear Tom, I just received the news about your leaving. You certainly know when God is calling you to do other things. It takes courage and prudence, and you have those. The Faith Formation series you led were great. I wish you huge successes in your new ventures. You already were on our prayer list and will continue to be. I am praying over this letter now for you. Sincerely, Howard Smith Mt 11:28

  2. Keep up the great work Tom! Watch out for the evil one! The harder we work to please God, the harder that creep works against us. Do you have any stories to confirm that theory?

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  3. Tom,

    Just read your comment about driving Fr Groeschel to the airport. What an awesome experience!

    Found you when googling Fr Groeschel’s comments about purgatory. I was trying to find a reference of him declaring he’ll be in purgatory for 10,000 years. He was very annoyed by people being canonized at their funerals. I will have to say a pray for him tonight during my holy hour.

  4. Dear Tom,
    I’m so happy I stumbled upon your blog as I researched the image of the Holy Family you have posted under: “Mondays with Mary” – Mary, Joseph, and the Spousal Gift of Self
    Posted on February 16, 2015.

    Can you, please, share with me the name of the artist and his/her contact info? My pastor would
    like to make holy cards with the image.

    Congratulations on your blog!

    Thanks so much!
    Sr. Cora

  5. Tom P –

    Thought you might be interested in reading a book about Mary’s Mission. The digital version is free and up to date.


  6. Thank you for your October 4 post on the election. The blessing to hear Father John Lankeit speak on moral choices was cutting to the core. So grateful to have Catholic leaders speak with moral clarity. I have forwarded that post to all family and friends. The truth spoken in love in this world takes courage and integrity. Thank you.

  7. Hello Tom. I am working on a stained glass painting of St. Clare and would like to use your drawing of her to use as my reference picture. Is that OK with you? BTW, I belong to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Blairsville, GA.
    Thanks and God Bless!

  8. Hey Tom,

    Thank you for your presentation this evening at Corpus Christi. You are a magnificent speaker and a great man. Deacon Dennis has a great line of speakers for our Men of Saint Joseph group. I hope we have you again in the future. I believe our group will learn more about Mary and use that to understand St. Joseph more.

    Steve Kopiec