Edie Heipel

Edie Heipel

Edie Heipel is a former Political Correspondent for CNA's Washington, D.C. bureau. She previously worked in communications for Center for Renewing America, served in the Trump White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and has been a contributor to various outlets including The Federalist and The Charlotte Lozier Institute. She is a graduate of Wheaton College.

Articles by Edie Heipel

What the same-sex marriage vote means for Catholics

Nov 30, 2022 / 16:45 pm

With Congress now poised to enshrine same-sex marriage into federal law — largely thanks to Senate Republicans — opponents of the measure warn that Catholics and other people of faith should brace for incoming attacks on their faith. 

Major win for Catholic doctors fighting Biden’s transgender mandate after appeal deadline passes

Nov 29, 2022 / 16:00 pm

The proposal was strongly opposed by religious doctors, medical organizations, and the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops.

Balenciaga apologizes amid outcry over ad featuring sexualized children

Nov 28, 2022 / 16:35 pm

In the ad, young children — appearing to be no older than 6 years old — hold stuffed teddy bears that are dressed in leather bondage gear.

National prayer vigil for life to continue post-Roe

Nov 14, 2022 / 13:00 pm

The U.S. bishops are urging Catholics across the country to participate in the prayer vigil from Jan. 19–20, 2023, to pray for an end to abortion.

Only religious community in the world for sisters with Down syndrome seeks American sisters 

Nov 12, 2022 / 09:00 am

A community of religious sisters with Down syndrome faithfully live out their vocation of contemplative prayer in southern France.

‘Former trans kid’ Chloe Cole sues doctors for medical malpractice

Nov 11, 2022 / 11:00 am

The 18-year-old is suing the doctors who performed transgender procedures, including an irreversible double mastectomy, on her when she was a minor.

2022 Midterms: Which party came out on top? Stay tuned!

Nov 9, 2022 / 07:55 am

The American people spoke on Election Day, but it’s not clear yet what they were trying to say.

Democrat Fetterman declared winner in race for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania

Nov 8, 2022 / 23:22 pm

In the days leading up to Election Day, the two candidates were neck-and-neck in polls following growing alarm over Fetterman's health instability due to a stroke he had in May.

De-transitioner Oli London shares conversion to Christianity

Nov 4, 2022 / 11:33 am

British singer and influencer Oli London credits the Bible for the new life he is living and for being able to “accept” himself the way God made him.

Democrat Tim Ryan calls for some abortion limits as Ohio Senate race tightens

Nov 3, 2022 / 11:37 am

Ryan said Monday that he supported some restrictions on late-term abortions despite having voted consistently in favor of abortion, including up until birth. 

Catholic doctors confront groups’ call for investigation of ‘gender-affirming care’ critics

Nov 1, 2022 / 16:40 pm

A coalition of thousands of Catholic and religious medical professionals sent a letter Tuesday confronting three top medical groups.

England’s health service puts brakes on transgender treatments for children

Nov 1, 2022 / 16:10 pm

The NHS warned that the condition is often a temporary “phase” and issued new restrictions on the use of puberty blockers and sex-changing hormones.

A ‘citizens convention’ will decide whether France legalizes assisted suicide

Oct 27, 2022 / 17:00 pm

A panel of 150 randomly selected French citizens will take part in a six-month debate over whether to allow legal euthanasia and assisted suicide.

Catholics in Georgia stick with Walker despite abortion allegations 

Oct 26, 2022 / 17:00 pm

A solid majority of Catholic voters in the state back the Republican candidate, according to a new EWTN poll.  

California court rules in favor of Christian baker in same-sex wedding cake case

Oct 25, 2022 / 19:10 pm

A California judge ruled last week to protect the First Amendment rights of a Christian baker who refused to bake a cake celebrating the wedding of a same-sex couple.

In interview with trans activist, Biden condemns states banning sex changes on kids 

Oct 24, 2022 / 16:11 pm

The president denounced states that have passed bills outlawing “gender-affirming” treatments for minors, calling the action “immoral.”

Hispanic voters loom large in pivotal 2022 midterm races

Oct 24, 2022 / 12:00 pm

One of the closely watched storylines of the Nov. 8 U.S. midterm elections is whether the Republican Party can continue to make inroads with Hispanic voters.

The Guardian is wrong: this is what a 9-week old unborn baby looks like  

Oct 21, 2022 / 16:00 pm

An article published this week by The Guardian that purports to show that an unborn child “is not visible” until after 10 weeks of pregnancy is “intentionally misleading,” says a board-certified OB-GYN. 

‘Read it, man’: Biden tells EWTN reporter to ‘get educated’ on Roe

Oct 20, 2022 / 15:36 pm

President Biden stated Thursday afternoon that he supported abortion restrictions, contradicting his administration’s policies advocating for abortion through all nine months of pregnancy. 

Report: Catholic medical school teaching gender-transition therapies

Oct 20, 2022 / 11:00 am

A guest lecturer at Georgetown University's School of Medicine has advocated the use of puberty blockers, feminizing and masculinizing hormone treatments, and irreversible sex-transition surgeries that pose serious risks, The Spectator reported this week.