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Pete Vere

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Pete Vere is a husband, father, canon lawyer and Catholic journalist. He and his wife Sonya live in Sault Ste. Marie, Canada with their three young children. He obtained his licentiate in canon law from Saint Paul University, a pontifical university in Ottawa, Canada. He is currently working on his Bachelor of Fine Arts in creative writing at Algoma University, Canada.

He is currently a canonical consultant for a number of diocesan tribunals, a sessional professor of canon law with Catholic Distance University, a regular columnist with the Wanderer and a senior reporter with the Interim – Canada’s largest pro-life monthly newspaper. His work also appears frequently in This Rock magazine and The Washington Times. He is the co-author of Suprised by Canon Law: 150 Questions Catholics ask about Canon Law, Surprised by Canon Law 2: More Questions Catholics ask about Canon Law, and More Catholic Than the Pope: An Inside Look at Extreme Traditionalism.

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