Two weeks ago we announced that OnePeterFive had been acquired by Crisis Publications. At that time I noted that we would soon announce a new editor for the site, so I’m happy to share with you that Timothy Flanders has been named the editor of OnePeterFive, effective today.
Tim should be familiar to 1P5 readers. He has written many articles for 1P5, and in other publications like Crisis Magazine and Catholic Family News. He’s also the author of the book, Introduction to the Holy Bible for Traditional Catholics, which I highly recommend. His next book is titled City of God versus City of Man: The Battles of the Church from Antiquity to the Present and should be a fascinating read.
In 2019, Tim founded The Meaning of Catholic, a lay apostolate dedicated to uniting Catholics against the enemies of Holy Church. He holds a degree in classical languages from Grand Valley State University and has done graduate work with the Catholic University of Ukraine. He lives in the Midwest with his wife and four children.
I’m confident that Tim will be a great addition to the 1P5 team. Aside from his obvious intellectual gifts, Tim’s perspective is a perfect fit for this publication. He is unapologetically traditional and draws people to traditional Catholicism by its beauty and truth. He doesn’t wield his traditionalism as a stick to beat over the heads of non-traditionalists because he understands that most Catholics are simply unfamiliar with traditional Catholicism. When presented with it, many will recognize and embrace its beauty and truth.
Of course that doesn’t mean he’s milquetoast about the faith. As you can tell by the tagline for his Meaning of Catholic apostolate (“United Catholics Against the Enemies of Holy Church”), he knows we have enemies, and many are within the Church. Keeping with the tradition of 1P5, Tim won’t hesitate to use this platform to fight those enemies, even when doing so ruffles some status quo feathers.
Needless to say, I’m excited. I believe that Tim is the perfect person to lead 1P5 in this new chapter in its work. You can reach out to him at [email protected] to welcome him, or with submissions or other ideas for the site.
Let’s together rebuild Catholic culture and restore Catholic tradition!
Eric Sammons is the Executive Director of Crisis Publications. He is the author of eight books, including Deadly Indifference: How the Church Lost Her Mission and How We Can Reclaim It.