Peter Pinedo

Peter Pinedo

Peter Pinedo is a DC Correspondent for CNA. A graduate of Franciscan University, Peter previously worked for Texas Right to Life. He is a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserve.

Articles by Peter Pinedo

Catholic pilgrim goes viral as ‘backpack hero’ after stopping mass stabbing in France

Jun 9, 2023 / 15:10 pm

The 24-year-old was praised for protecting children and likely preventing the injury or even death of many more.

Here’s what the bishops are saying about the Dodgers honoring an anti-Catholic group

Jun 9, 2023 / 13:38 pm

The Dodgers will be honoring the L.A. chapter of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence with a “Community Hero Award” before a game June 16.

Fort Worth Diocese releases photos allegedly showing drug use at Carmelite monastery

Jun 8, 2023 / 16:32 pm

The diocese on Wednesday released a pair of photographs that purportedly show cannabis and marijuana products inside the monastery.

Pope Francis stable, receives poster from family of baby he baptized in hospital in March

Jun 8, 2023 / 14:50 pm

According a Vatican spokesman, medical staff caring for the pope shared that his “postoperative course is regular.”

Office of Gov. Ron DeSantis confirms sending migrants to Catholic Charities in California

Jun 8, 2023 / 07:50 am

Amid criticism and calls for investigation into “kidnapping,” the Florida Division of Emergency Management said the migrants’ travels were “voluntary.”

California honors anti-Catholic drag group ‘Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence’ at state capitol

Jun 7, 2023 / 12:25 pm

Hundreds of Catholics and other Christians held a prayer vigil on Monday as the Legislature honored “Sister Roma.”

Thousands of United Methodist churches break away over LGBTQ+ disagreements

Jun 6, 2023 / 15:45 pm

As the United Methodist Church is rocked by disagreement over LGBTQ+ issues, over 4,000 congregations have officially split from the denomination. 

Carmelite nuns file new theft and defamation charges against Fort Worth Bishop Olson

Jun 5, 2023 / 15:30 pm

The new charges by the monastery are in addition to a lawsuit filed on May 3 that seeks $1 million in civil damages.

Hong Kong police arrest dozens at memorials for victims of Tiananmen Square massacre

Jun 5, 2023 / 13:50 pm

Hong Kong police apprehended almost two dozen citizens for “seditious” activity on the 34th anniversary of the massacre at Tiananmen Square.

‘National Celebrate Life Day’ rally in Washington, DC, announced for anniversary of Roe reversal

Jun 5, 2023 / 13:20 pm

Leading pro-life organizations will hold a “National Celebrate Life Day” rally and gala in Washington, D.C., on June 24.  

In 1995 a ‘deeply embarrassed’ MLB owner apologized for event with anti-Catholic drag performers 

Jun 2, 2023 / 16:20 pm

Almost 28 years ago, the owner of the San Francisco Giants wrote a letter of apology to the Catholic League for hosting the drag group.

Fort Worth bishop dismisses Carmelite mother superior in latest in Texas monastery-diocese dispute

Jun 2, 2023 / 12:40 pm

Bishop Michael Olson has issued a decree dismissing the reverend mother from the Order of Discalced Carmelites.

White House condemns Nicaraguan dictatorship’s latest attacks against the Catholic Church

Jun 1, 2023 / 14:15 pm

The Biden administration on Wednesday condemned Nicaraguan dictator Daniel Ortega’s attempts to discredit the Catholic Church. 

Dodgers pitcher denounces team’s decision to honor anti-Catholic group: ‘God cannot be mocked’

May 31, 2023 / 15:45 pm

A Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher became the latest MLB player to publicly condemn the Dodgers’ decision to honor an anti-Catholic drag group.

MLB player condemns Dodgers’ decision to honor anti-Catholic group; team announces day for Christians

May 30, 2023 / 16:28 pm

The Los Angeles Dodgers announced they will be hosting a “Christian Faith & Family Day” on July 30 amid growing calls for boycotts.  

State judge blocks South Carolina’s 6-week abortion ban 

May 30, 2023 / 13:25 pm

A South Carolina judge temporarily blocked the state’s recently passed six-week “heartbeat” abortion ban on May 26.

Do your tax dollars pay for abortion? It depends on where you live

May 26, 2023 / 09:10 am

Rhode Island joins 16 other states funding abortion through Medicaid, despite the Hyde Amendment prohibiting the use of tax dollars to pay for abortion.

MiraVia maternity home brings hope and life to pregnant students in North Carolina

May 23, 2023 / 13:34 pm

The MiraVia maternity home on the campus of Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina has helped more 60 pregnant and parenting students.

Supreme Court Justice Gorsuch blasts COVID lockdowns, closing of churches

May 23, 2023 / 12:57 pm

Justice Neil Gorsuch called the COVID-19 emergency orders possibly “the greatest intrusions on civil liberties in the peacetime history of this country.”

National Eucharistic Pilgrimage announced with four major routes: Here’s how to join

May 18, 2023 / 16:15 pm

The pilgrimage will consist of four cross-country eucharistic processions, collectively traversing the entire continental U.S. during the summer of 2024.