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

Threatening messages spray-painted on home of pro-life pregnancy center board member

Dec 20, 2022 / 09:45 am

A Detroit-area pro-life pregnancy center and the home of one of its board members were spray-painted with threatening messages early Saturday morning.

Pope appoints two new auxiliary bishops to Archdiocese of Washington 

Dec 19, 2022 / 11:45 am

Pope Francis has appointed Monsignor Juan Esposito-Garcia and Father Evelio Menjivar-Ayala as auxiliary bishops of the Archdiocese of Washington.

U.S. calls for investigation into Nigerian forced abortions, according to report

Dec 16, 2022 / 15:15 pm

The U.S. Embassy in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, is seeking information from Nigerian authorities regarding evidence of a massive forced abortion program.

Pope appoints Father Patrick Neary to lead St. Cloud, Minnesota, flock

Dec 15, 2022 / 12:00 pm

Pope Francis has appointed Father Patrick Neary as bishop-elect of the Diocese of St. Cloud, according to an announcement today by the apostolic nuncio to the United States.

Africa’s leaders gather in DC as religious persecution in Nigeria is still being ignored

Dec 15, 2022 / 09:04 am

As Biden welcomes African leaders this week, religious freedom advocates are calling for the U.S. to recognize the persecution of Christians in Nigeria.

Former Supreme Knight Carl Anderson honored for support of Iraqi Christians

Dec 14, 2022 / 13:28 pm

Carl Anderson, the former supreme knight of the Knight of Columbus, was honored Tuesday night for the work the charity has done on behalf of Christians in Iraq.

Heisman winner Caleb Williams: Catholic school made me a ‘man for others’

Dec 12, 2022 / 17:00 pm

A graduate of Gonzaga College High School in Washington, D.C., Williams made clear that he has not forgotten his roots.

Americans overwhelmingly support right to practice religion, new survey says

Dec 9, 2022 / 14:30 pm

Becket’s “2022 Religious Freedom Index,” released Dec. 7, showed a substantial increase in support for “religious pluralism.” 

Reuters exposes massive rape and forced abortion campaigns in Nigeria

Dec 7, 2022 / 15:00 pm

A Reuters investigative report found that a massive forced abortion program has been carried out by the Nigerian military on at least 10,000 women since 2013.

Republicans seek to end military’s COVID vaccine mandate by holding up defense bill

Dec 5, 2022 / 17:00 pm

A number of Republicans are threatening to hold up the NDAA’s passage until Congress requires the DoD to reverse its COVID vaccine policy.

The unlikely hero of India: St. Francis Xavier 

Dec 3, 2022 / 04:00 am

Today’s feast celebrates the life of St. Francis Xavier, the patron saint of missionaries and missions, who led an unlikely life of adventure and heroism.

‘Gravely disappointed’: U.S. bishops respond to passage of the same-sex marriage act

Dec 1, 2022 / 14:00 pm

Bishop Robert Barron authored a statement urging members of Congress to reject the “misnamed” Respect for Marriage Act passed by the Senate.

‘Rising Islamist extremism’  spreading across globe, says report

Dec 1, 2022 / 08:00 am

Aid to the Church in Need found that as a result of increased jihadist activity, persecution of Christians along the equator has skyrocketed in recent years.

U.S. bishops express outrage at increase in antisemitic attacks

Nov 29, 2022 / 14:15 pm

The bishops called on Christians to join them in opposing acts of antisemitism, both online and in person, and in condemning attacks on Jewish people and institutions.

‘Everyone’s vulnerable to an accusation’: Bishops respond to priests’ fear of false abuse claims

Nov 25, 2022 / 11:00 am

Eighty-two percent of priests responding to a survey conducted by The Catholic Project said they live in constant fear of being falsely accused of sexual abuse.

Disgraced Louisiana priest pleads guilty to filming pornographic material on parish altar

Nov 22, 2022 / 15:40 pm

Travis Clark pled guilt to a felony count of obscenity for his actions at a Catholic church in Pearl River, Louisiana.