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

Senate Republicans propose national ban on abortions after 15 weeks

Sep 13, 2022 / 14:00 pm

Sen. Lindsey Graham introduced legislation Tuesday that would ban abortions nationwide after 15 weeks, except in cases of rape, incest, or the life of the mother.

‘Clerical error’ wipes out thousands of comments on new Biden gender-identity discrimination rule

Sep 12, 2022 / 14:00 pm

Hundreds of thousands of comments on a rule that would re-interpret sex discrimination to include “sexual orientation or gender identity” disappeared from the record this weekend.

How to honor Our Lady in your baby’s name for the feast of the Holy Name of Mary

Sep 12, 2022 / 09:30 am

Every year on Sept. 12 since 1683, the Catholic Church has celebrated the feast of the Holy Name of Mary.

Planned Parenthood now a top provider of transgender hormones after Roe

Sep 9, 2022 / 15:19 pm

According to Planned Parenthood itself, the abortion company has inched its way to being the second-largest provider of hormonal injections in America. 

Male-female roommates at Catholic colleges? These schools are OK with it

Sep 9, 2022 / 12:39 pm

Allowing students of the same biological sex to cohabitate is part of a broader embrace of gender ideology gaining traction on U.S. Catholic campuses.

Debate over whether ‘morning-after pill’ can cause abortion at heart of Catholic nurse’s lawsuit

Sep 7, 2022 / 13:06 pm

Paige Casey, a Catholic nurse practitioner, is suing CVS for firing her after she refused to prescribe abortion-inducing drugs to customers. 

Teacher who refused to use students’ preferred pronouns settles lawsuit against school district

Sep 1, 2022 / 15:40 pm

A Kansas middle school teacher will receive $95,000 from her school district, which tried to force her to comply with its gender policies.

Republican lawmakers demand DOJ act on anti-Catholic attacks

Aug 31, 2022 / 16:05 pm

A group of Republican lawmakers sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland on Tuesday condemning his inaction over the steady rise of anti-Catholic attacks and hate crimes.

USDA exempts religious schools from LGBT rule change threatening free lunch funds

Aug 31, 2022 / 09:38 am

The department published a memo that includes an exception for schools to “be exempt on religious grounds if there is a conflict between Title IX and a school’s governing religious tenets.”

‘Gender support’ plans at school: Here’s what parents need to know

Aug 30, 2022 / 12:00 pm

The use of gender support plans is on the rise across the country, which schools are using to “affirm” students’ gender identities —often without their parents knowing.

What to know about Biden’s student loan forgiveness program

Aug 29, 2022 / 17:11 pm

President Biden’s student loan forgiveness announcement last week unleashed a flurry of opinions from both sides of the political and economic aisles, including Catholics. 

Are you smarter than an 8th grader? Take this catechesis quiz

Aug 26, 2022 / 17:00 pm

The National Catholic Register reported this month that one Catholic school’s decision to begin every day with Mass has transformed the spiritual lives of both students and the broader parish community – and soared the school to second place among 30 diocesan schools that took a catechesis assessment test. 

White House press secretary responds to EWTN’s question about Nicaraguan persecution of Catholics

Aug 25, 2022 / 16:30 pm

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre read a statement condemning recent attacks on "democratic leaders" in Nicaragua without specifically mentioning those specifically targeting the Catholic Church.

Back to school: What rights do parents have?

Aug 25, 2022 / 16:10 pm

Catholic parents face a tidal wave of concerns as more schools across the country adopt harmful gender policies, make medical decisions for students without parental knowledge and consent, and teach inappropriate and divisive content.

St. Peter’s house believed to have been found on shore of Sea of Galilee 

Aug 24, 2022 / 13:14 pm

A team of archaeologists uncovered evidence this month that may be the “smoking gun” confirming the location of the house of St. Peter.

Boston Children’s Hospital changes website, removes text offering genital surgeries to 17-year-olds

Aug 19, 2022 / 16:56 pm

Boston Children’s Hospital removed language from their website that said the hospital’s youth gender program offered irreversible, sterilizing genital surgeries for patients as young as 17.

Man arrested for burglary, property destruction at Catholic school in DC

Aug 18, 2022 / 17:35 pm

Police have arrested and charged the man believed to have vandalized St. Anthony School in Washington, D.C., last week,

Bianca Jagger implores Pope Francis to aid persecuted Catholic Church in Nicaragua

Aug 16, 2022 / 14:00 pm

Human rights activist Bianca Jagger is raising awareness of the Nicaraguan regime’s oppression of the Catholic Church, calling on Pope Francis to condemn the government’s targeted attacks on the faithful. 

Doctor says Boston gender clinic mutilates and sterilizes children

Aug 15, 2022 / 17:00 pm

Controversy erupted last week when news of Boston Children’s Hospital’s Gender Clinic for kids took over social media, prompting outrage over the hospital’s “first of its kind” program to facilitate sex-changes for children in the form of hormone treatments and irreversible surgeries.  

A ‘non-binary’ Joan of Arc? Theater's spin on Catholic heroine stirs backlash

Aug 12, 2022 / 16:30 pm

The production will portray the French heroine as a “queer” character who refers to herself with “they/them” pronouns.