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

Biden urges Americans to vote for Democrats to ‘codify Roe’

Oct 18, 2022 / 16:00 pm

Biden’s rallying cry for abortion ahead of Election Day comes as new polling shows Democratic candidates facing uphill battles in races across the country for the House, Senate, and governorships. 

How can we suffer well? 10 quotes from St. Teresa of Ávila

Oct 15, 2022 / 06:00 am

Oct. 15, is the feast day of St. Teresa of Ávila, when the Catholic Church remembers the Spanish Carmelite reformer and Doctor of the Church.

March for Life 2023 theme announced: ‘Next Steps: Marching in a Post-Roe America’

Oct 13, 2022 / 10:45 am

The 2023 theme for the annual March for Life was announced Thursday in preparation for the first march after the historic overturning of Roe v. Wade.

Christian newscaster fired for circulating pro-life petition speaks out

Oct 12, 2022 / 14:00 pm

A Nebraska TV station fired its news director and co-anchor after she collected signatures for a pro-life petition aimed at making her hometown a sanctuary city for the unborn.

Tulsi Gabbard leaves Democratic Party, cites ‘wokeness’ and hostility to ‘people of faith’

Oct 11, 2022 / 15:00 pm

The former congresswoman and presidential candidate said she could no longer abide the party’s infringement on the freedom of speech and freedom of religion.

Vanderbilt pauses gender surgeries on minors after backlash

Oct 7, 2022 / 17:56 pm

Vanderbilt University Medical Hospital has paused irreversible gender surgeries on children following Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee’s calls for investigation. 

The ultimate rosary gift guide

Oct 7, 2022 / 11:57 am

Oct. 7 marks the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, when the Catholic Church celebrates its most beloved devotion to the Virgin Mary.

2022 midterms: Is abortion a winning issue for Democrats?

Oct 6, 2022 / 16:00 pm

Protests amid Roe v. Wade’s overturn and the defeat of Kansas’ pro-life amendment have fueled Democrats’ hopes that abortion will tilt the midterms in their favor.

Supreme Court to hear case of designer who won’t create websites for same-sex weddings 

Oct 6, 2022 / 13:00 pm

Lorie Smith is challenging a Colorado state law for her right to refuse creative services when they conflict with her religious beliefs.

Medical groups ask DOJ to investigate critics of hospitals’ gender surgeries on children

Oct 4, 2022 / 14:30 pm

The groups urged the Department of Justice to “investigate” and “prosecute” anyone responsible for spreading “disinformation” about gender programs. 

The rosary: common myths and facts

Oct 1, 2022 / 02:00 am

October is designated by the Catholic Church as the “Month of the Rosary.” Here are seven common myths and facts about this devotion to Our Lady.

Catholic Charities helps to pick up the pieces after Hurricane Ian

Sep 30, 2022 / 13:00 pm

Local and national Catholic Charities agencies are working to assess needs and provide aid after Hurricane Ian devastated Florida’s Gulf Coast this week.

Four female athletes challenge Connecticut policy in fight to save women’s sports

Sep 29, 2022 / 18:00 pm

Four female student athletes are at the center of an ongoing case to protect girls’ sports, which advanced to the 2nd District Court of Appeals this week. 

Supreme Court Justice Alito: faith ‘should affect the way you treat people’ as a judge

Sep 28, 2022 / 16:45 pm

The author of the deciding opinion that overturned Roe v. Wade made his remarks Tuesday to law students at the Catholic University of America.

7 things to know about Giorgia Meloni, Italy’s likely new Catholic prime minister

Sep 26, 2022 / 18:00 pm

A Catholic mother is poised to become the country’s first female prime minister. 

Meet Chloe Cole, the 18-year-old leading the fight to protect children from transgender surgeries

Sep 24, 2022 / 06:30 am

“At 15, I wasn’t really thinking. I was a kid, just trying to fit in,” says Chloe Cole, who underwent an irreversible double mastectomy as a teen.

Virginia Gov. Youngkin revokes schools’ transgender policies, asserts parental rights

Sep 19, 2022 / 14:30 pm

Parental rights and religious freedom are central to Virginia Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s new statewide policies for public schools released Friday.

African nations stand alone against abortion rights, gender ideology at the UN 

Sep 16, 2022 / 16:31 pm

The resolution includes language stating that countries must provide “access to safe abortion” as a “human right.”

Vote to enshrine same-sex marriage delayed until after midterms

Sep 15, 2022 / 15:55 pm

The bill, titled the Respect for Marriage Act, follows the House version that was passed earlier in July. 

Democrat senators urge stronger LGBT mandates in Biden’s sex discrimination rule

Sep 13, 2022 / 16:00 pm

A group of Democrat senators urged the Biden administration to add even stronger mandates to its proposed Title IX rule in a public comment issued Monday.