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

Board game marketed as ‘Christian’ is actually demonic, exorcist warns

Mar 31, 2023 / 08:37 am

A Catholic exorcist is warning Christians to not be fooled and that using the board would be “opening a door that could be dangerous for you.”

U.S. and Canadian bishops join Vatican’s condemnation of colonialist ‘doctrine of discovery’

Mar 30, 2023 / 14:00 pm

The U.S. and Canadian bishops released statements Thursday praising the Vatican’s repudiation of the “doctrine of discovery.”

U.S. bishops ask for prayer for pope’s quick recovery

Mar 30, 2023 / 09:30 am

Following news of Pope Francis’ hospitalization on Wednesday, U.S. bishops asked for prayer for the pontiff’s quick recovery.

U.S. House passes bill to combat forced organ harvesting

Mar 28, 2023 / 15:10 pm

The bill, authored by Catholic Rep. Chris Smith, R-New Jersey, had nearly unanimous support, passing in a 412-2 vote. It will now advance to the Senate.

Colorado proposes radically expanding abortion access in the state — again

Mar 28, 2023 / 12:00 pm

If enacted, the three bills would mandate employers fully cover abortions until birth, ban treatments to reverse the abortion pill, and more.

Catholic charity rescues 20 Afghan girls after ISIS attack

Mar 28, 2023 / 09:08 am

The Vulnerable People Project, a Catholic charity based in the United States, is helping 20 teenage Afghan girls build a new life after an ISIS terrorist attack.

Nancy Pelosi criticizes the U.S. Catholic bishops during Georgetown panel discussion

Mar 24, 2023 / 16:12 pm

Former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi criticized the bishops Thursday over their opposition to abortion and transgender treatments for children.

Texas bishops support plan to give families tuition credits to spend on private or parochial schools

Mar 24, 2023 / 11:08 am

Catholic bishops in Texas are all-in advocating for parental school choice in the state Legislature this spring. 

Exiles describe Nicaragua regime’s ‘unholy war against the Catholic Church’ at congressional hearing

Mar 23, 2023 / 17:14 pm

Among those to testify March 22 was Juan Sebastian Chamorro, a former presidential candidate opposed to the Ortega regime who detailed his arrest and imprisonment.

Disney doc features Pope Francis’ talk with Gen Z on LGBTQ issues, abortion, and more

Mar 21, 2023 / 13:30 pm

Hulu will be airing “The Pope Answers,” an informal conversation between Francis and a small group of young people, on April 5.

Encounter Jesus in the Mass this Easter with this 7-week series offered by the Eucharistic Revival

Mar 20, 2023 / 15:36 pm

The series will feature powerful weekly reflections from some of the nation’s leading Catholic speakers and theologians on the divine mystery of the Mass.

The pro-life fight: What is happening in the states?

Mar 20, 2023 / 12:52 pm

Here is what is happening in the abortion battle right now.

Abortion activists at Florida university charged with assaulting police officers

Mar 17, 2023 / 16:20 pm

According to the police arrest report, one of the arrested repeatedly shoved a police officer in attempts to resist arrest. 

Texas lawmakers propose making illegal immigration a felony

Mar 16, 2023 / 15:24 pm

The “Border Protection Unit Act” would create a specialized border protection police force and make illegal immigration a state felony.

Miami University student group hopes to install Plan B ‘morning after pill’ vending machine on campus

Mar 15, 2023 / 15:55 pm

Miami University’s student government association has plans to install a “Plan B” emergency contraception vending machine on its Oxford, Ohio, campus.

National Catholic Prayer Breakfast speakers address attacks on human dignity

Mar 14, 2023 / 13:30 pm

Addressing an audience of over 1,000, Ukrainian Greek Catholic Archbishop Borys Gudziak brought attention to the human toll of the war in Ukraine.

Case that could stop half of U.S. abortions set for this Wednesday

Mar 13, 2023 / 14:50 pm

The FDA is accused of recklessly endangering women and young girls for decades by ignoring its own research and testing standards.

‘The Office’ star, reacting to cannibal pastor in ‘The Last of Us,’ blasts ‘anti-Christian bias’ in Hollywood

Mar 13, 2023 / 10:50 am

“Could there be a Bible-reading preacher on a show who is actually loving and kind?” asked Rainn Wilson, who played Dwight on the hit series “The Office.”

Newman Guide expands to include K-12 and more in ‘faithful Catholic’ school guide

Mar 9, 2023 / 08:00 am

Starting in April, the Cardinal Newman Society’s “Newman Guide” will include K–12 schools, home-school programs, and graduate programs.

EWTN News and Franciscan University to host journalism conference on ‘post-truth world’

Mar 8, 2023 / 16:00 pm

The conference, titled “Journalism in a Post-Truth World,” will focus on the mission of Catholics in the journalistic and media industries.