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

Meet the Vatican scientist helping NASA on a historic space mission

Sep 28, 2023 / 16:15 pm

Brother Robert Macke, a Jesuit astronomer at the Vatican Observatory, is one of the world’s foremost experts in the study of meteorites.

A Christmas message in September: How ‘Good King Wenceslas’ inspired his people to follow God

Sep 28, 2023 / 10:18 am

We know him by the famous Christmas carol, but Wenceslaus I was known to be a man of deep faith and courageous leadership in trying times.

Former Nagorno-Karabakh Armenian leader arrested as over 50,000 refugees flee region

Sep 27, 2023 / 14:43 pm

Ruben Vardanyan, a former state minister of the Republic of Artsakh, Nagorno-Karabakh’s separatist government, was arrested Sept. 27.

Explosion kills 68 Armenian refugees as thousands flee Nagorno-Karabakh

Sep 26, 2023 / 18:30 pm

The explosion occurred just off a highway leading away from Stepanakert, where tens of thousands of ethnic Armenians have taken to the road to flee. 

Thousands of Armenian Christians flee homes: ‘Mass exodus has begun,’ expert says

Sep 25, 2023 / 17:15 pm

According to the government of Armenia, 6,650 “forcibly displaced persons” entered Armenia from Nagorno-Karabakh since last week, with more pouring in.

‘Destruction’ of ethnic Armenians is imminent, experts warn

Sep 21, 2023 / 18:08 pm

On Wednesday, ethnic Armenians in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh agreed to lay down their arms and dissolve their military forces.

Republicans urge repeal of ‘weaponized’ FACE Act due to anti-pro-life bias

Sep 20, 2023 / 18:10 pm

The legislators introduced a resolution to repeal the FACE Act on the grounds that it is an unconstitutional use of federal power and that it has been weaponized against people of certain religious and political beliefs.

Ethnic Armenians surrender and disarm following Azerbaijan offensive

Sep 20, 2023 / 13:00 pm

A day after an Azerbaijan offensive in which as many as 100 were killed, ethnic Armenians in Nagorno-Karabakh have agreed to lay down their arms.

Azerbaijan unleashes military strikes against Armenian Christians in Nagorno-Karabakh

Sep 19, 2023 / 14:20 pm

Azerbaijan said the attacks will not stop until the ethnic Armenians’ total surrender. 

Donald Trump calls 6-week abortion ban a ‘terrible mistake’ 

Sep 18, 2023 / 17:04 pm

Trump made the comments in reference to Florida’s six-week “heartbeat” abortion ban signed by his chief opponent in the 2024 primary, Gov. Ron DeSantis.

Catholic families flock to Appaloosa Music Festival: ‘An encounter with God’

Sep 16, 2023 / 07:00 am

This year’s Appaloosa Music Festival attracted more that 9,000 people to the Shenandoah Valley to hear a mix of folk, country, bluegrass, and Irish performances.

New Mexico bishop defends governor’s controversial gun ban

Sep 12, 2023 / 13:30 pm

An order issued by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Sept. 7 temporarily suspends the right of citizens to bear arms in public in Bernalillo County.

Statue of Korea’s patron saint to be permanently installed at St. Peter’s Basilica

Sep 11, 2023 / 14:15 pm

St. Andrew Kim Tae-gŏn was the first native-Korean priest and one of the country’s earliest martyrs.

Pro-life doctors respond to OB-GYN group’s call for abortion ‘without restrictions’

Sep 6, 2023 / 15:53 pm

Dr. Christopher Zahn of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists argued that abortion “improves and saves lives.”

Oregon Catholic Church fire determined to be arson; suspect arrested

Sep 1, 2023 / 12:30 pm

The Aug. 31 fire, which destroyed St. Joseph’s sanctuary, began in a garbage bin on the church property.

Fire devastates historic Oregon Catholic church: Sanctuary is lost

Aug 31, 2023 / 14:17 pm

St. Joseph’s is one of the oldest parish communities in Oregon. It serves about 3,500 faithful and is a part of the Archdiocese of Portland.

Bishop accountability group: Dismissal of charges against McCarrick ‘hugely disappointing’

Aug 30, 2023 / 16:20 pm

Anne Barrett Doyle told CNA that “our hearts go out to the courageous victim who brought this case, and to all of McCarrick’s victims.”

Finnish lawmaker on trial for ‘hate speech’ for defending traditional marriage

Aug 30, 2023 / 12:15 pm

Päivi Räsänen is on trial this week for using Bible verses to express her support for traditional marriage. 

104-year-old ‘Sister Jean’ throws out first pitch at Chicago Cubs game

Aug 29, 2023 / 12:22 pm

Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt belongs to the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary and is a sports chaplain for Loyola University of Chicago.

States and pro-life groups urge Supreme Court to end abortion ‘bubble’ zones 

Aug 28, 2023 / 15:45 pm

In all, 18 different amicus briefs were filed in support of pro-life free speech in a case involving Debra Vitagliano, who is suing a New York county.