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

Pro-life roundup: Arkansas abortion amendment disqualified

Jul 11, 2024 / 17:25 pm

Here’s a roundup of abortion-related developments that took place in the U.S. this week.

‘Worst platform I’ve ever seen’: Conservatives slam Republicans for softening pro-life stance

Jul 11, 2024 / 07:00 am

The National Conservatism Conference’s panel “Beyond Dobbs” focused on the political landscape in the post-Roe v. Wade era.

Pope Francis praises National Eucharistic Revival in the U.S.

Jul 9, 2024 / 16:05 pm

In a letter published Tuesday, Pope Francis said he wished to extend a special blessing to all those attending the National Eucharistic Congress later this month.

Republicans remove ‘right to life’ plank from party platform

Jul 8, 2024 / 16:50 pm

The platform is an aspirational document that is drafted and approved by party delegates during election years. It is meant to outline the party’s policy goals.

Sen. Lankford calls on Republicans to not back down from pro-life stance

Jul 3, 2024 / 16:57 pm

Here are the latest developments related to pro-life issues across the country.

Judge throws out Texas lawsuit against nonprofit accused of facilitating illegal immigration

Jul 2, 2024 / 18:00 pm

A judge has thrown out Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s lawsuit against Annunciation House, a Catholic migrant shelter.

Nevada tees up abortion vote as pro-lifers continue to fight 2024 ballot measures

Jul 2, 2024 / 16:20 pm

Including Nevada, six states are set to vote on pro-abortion amendments in November, and seven are considering adding measures to their ballots.

Iowa bishops celebrate as ‘heartbeat’ law goes into effect

Jul 1, 2024 / 16:30 pm

The narrow 4-3 decision, issued in Planned Parenthood v. Iowa on June 28, reversed a lower court’s temporary blockage of the law.

Biden administration criticized for omitting Nigeria from religious persecution watchlist

Jun 28, 2024 / 18:50 pm

Nina Shea, director of the Center for Religious Freedom at the Hudson Institute, told CNA that the report demonstrates a “broader agenda.”

U.S. bishops: Supreme Court ruling ‘criminalizes homelessness’

Jun 28, 2024 / 14:10 pm

In the 6-3 decision, issued in City of Grants Pass, Oregon v. Gloria Johnson, the court ruled that cities can arrest or fine homeless individuals for camping in public.

Democrats pledge millions to fight pro-life laws in GOP-leaning states

Jun 27, 2024 / 13:20 pm

Democrats have also launched a “Red State Fund” to advocate against existing pro-life laws.

U.S. Supreme Court rules Idaho hospitals must perform abortions

Jun 27, 2024 / 12:10 pm

The decision hinged on the court’s interpretation of the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA).

Supreme Court mistakenly leaks controversial abortion decision

Jun 26, 2024 / 18:10 pm

“The court’s Publications Unit inadvertently and briefly uploaded a document to the court’s website,” a spokesperson for the Supreme Court explained.

U.S. bishops’ conference lays off several social justice staff members

Jun 26, 2024 / 17:00 pm

Chieko Noguchi, a spokesperson for the USCCB, said “several” staff members serving in the Department of Justice, Peace, and Human Development were let go.

Former Anglican priest ordained a Catholic bishop

Jun 25, 2024 / 17:45 pm

Bishop David Waller received his episcopal ordination in Westminster Cathedral in London on June 22, the feast of English saints John Fisher and Thomas More.

Groups ramp up election spending on anniversary of overturning of Roe v. Wade

Jun 24, 2024 / 18:00 pm

A coalition of nine pro-abortion groups calling itself “Abortion Access Now” announced on Monday a campaign to spend $100 million for pro-abortion efforts.

Texas investigates Children’s Hospital over alleged secret sex changes on minors

Jun 24, 2024 / 16:00 pm

The hospital system, which is the largest children’s system in the U.S., is being investigated for potential Medicaid fraud in its sex-change program.

Mother Angelica’s shrine fills to capacity as National Eucharistic Pilgrimage passes through

Jun 22, 2024 / 07:00 am

The foundress of EWTN and member of the Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration, Mother Angelica made no secret of her love and devotion to the Eucharist.

Catholic migrant shelter calls ‘human smuggling’ accusations ‘utter nonsense’

Jun 17, 2024 / 18:00 pm

Lawyer Jerome Wesevich claimed that Attorney General Ken Paxton’s actions violate the Texas Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

14 Catholics killed in Democratic Republic of Congo after refusing to convert to Islam

May 30, 2024 / 13:09 pm

The Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano reported that the 14 Catholics were killed in North Kivu by members of an ISIS-affiliated militia.