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 astronomers: Newly discovered planet a testament to Earth’s ‘startling uniqueness’

Jan 19, 2023 / 12:45 pm

Catholic scientists from the Vatican Observatory and Benedictine College hailed the discovery of the planet as a testament “to the marvels of God’s creation.”

Iowa diocese bans use of puberty blockers, transgender pronouns in schools and parishes

Jan 18, 2023 / 11:00 am

The Diocese of Des Moines, Iowa, has banned the use of puberty-blocking drugs, transgender pronouns, and the use of bathrooms opposite of one’s biological sex.

Supreme Court set to hear case of postal worker who refused to work Sundays

Jan 17, 2023 / 13:17 pm

Gerald Groff sued the U.S. Postal Service, arguing that he was wrongfully targeted because of his religious convictions.

GOP-led ‘weaponization’ committee to investigate arrests of pro-lifers

Jan 13, 2023 / 12:28 pm

The subcommittee is expected to investigate the FBI’s use of the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act to target and arrest pro-life activists.

Rampant porn use causing ‘toxic lack of masculinity,’ Catholic speaker warns

Jan 11, 2023 / 15:15 pm

Nearly three out of four teens have used pornography, with 12 being the average age of first exposure, a new report says.

This U.S. city is fighting gun violence with posters that say 'Thou shalt not kill’

Jan 10, 2023 / 15:30 pm

As the nation’s capital is rocked by soaring homicide numbers, community activists have begun a campaign to place thousands of signs across the city. 

El Paso bishop meets with Biden, warns of ‘suffering’ to result from new immigration policy

Jan 9, 2023 / 14:00 pm

Bishop Mark Seitz handed President Joe Biden a a Sacred Heart holy card on which a migrant child on the Mexico side had written a prayer.

South Carolina Supreme Court strikes down state’s 6-week abortion ban

Jan 6, 2023 / 16:15 pm

The 3-2 decision Thursday said that the law violated the right to privacy in the state’s constitution.

American Catholics remember Benedict XVI’s singular brilliance, love for beauty

Jan 6, 2023 / 12:55 pm

“You can’t understand him simply as a brain. You have to understand him as a person who had a real capacity for love,” said Francis Maier of the late pope.

Here’s how to pray the U.S. bishops’ special novena for Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

Jan 4, 2023 / 18:46 pm

The novena asks God “to bestow his infinite mercy on the man who served the Church as Bishop of Rome.”

Benedict XVI’s theology summed up by his last words, says theologian

Jan 4, 2023 / 14:00 pm

To theologian Chad Pecknold, the hallmark of all Benedict XVI’s teaching is “that encounter with Jesus Christ [that] is divine charity.”

FDA changes policy to allow abortion pills to be sold at pharmacies

Jan 4, 2023 / 11:20 am

The Food and Drug Administration officially changed its policy to allow pharmacies, such as CVS and Walgreens, to sell mifepristone. 

Archbishop Broglio visits Ukraine, promises American solidarity

Jan 3, 2023 / 17:00 pm

Archbishop Timothy Broglio, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, offered messages of encouragement and solidarity. 

‘Bethlehem Bells’ exhibit brings the Holy Land to America 

Jan 3, 2023 / 09:00 am

The bells that once graced the ancient Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem have traveled from the Holy Land for a special, one-time-only trip to America.

U.S. cardinals react to Benedict XVI’s death

Jan 1, 2023 / 11:33 am

A roundup of tributes from members of the College of Cardinals from the United States to the late pope.

Biden remembers Benedict XVI as ‘an inspiration to us all’

Dec 31, 2022 / 14:25 pm

“Jill and I join Catholics around the world, and so many others, in mourning the passing of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI,” Biden said.

Pre-March for Life rally to feature Mass and performances by Brother Isaiah and other Catholic artists

Dec 29, 2022 / 13:30 pm

The Sisters of Life and the Knights of Columbus will be hosting an all-new "Life Fest” rally on the morning of the 2023 March for Life.

Catholic groups gear up to shelter record number of migrants amid Texas freeze

Dec 22, 2022 / 14:45 pm

With temperatures expected in the teens and wind chills around zero in parts of the state, Catholic groups in Texas are ramping up efforts to help with food, supplies, and shelter. 

Alaska archbishop condemns attacks on Catholic church

Dec 21, 2022 / 16:00 pm

Archbishop Andrew Bellisario called attention to two recent acts of vandalism that took place at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Eagle River, Alaska. 

Nigerian mother charged with blasphemy for defending murdered Christian student

Dec 20, 2022 / 16:15 pm

Rhoda Jatau was arrested after forwarding a video of a Muslim denouncing the mob killing of Nigerian Christian college student Deborah Emmanuel.