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

What is the Catholic Church’s position on IVF?

Feb 28, 2024 / 18:13 pm

While the Church encourages certain fertility treatments for couples struggling to have children, the use of IVF is contrary to Catholic teaching.

Here’s what Trump, Biden, and the Catholic Church are saying about IVF

Feb 26, 2024 / 14:30 pm

As the U.S. bishops have pointed out, many Catholics may not be aware that the Catholic Church forbids the use of assisted reproductive technology.

National Eucharistic Pilgrimage: When is it passing through your town?

Feb 23, 2024 / 18:25 pm

The stops, which were announced by organizers on Thursday, include shrines, cathedrals, parishes, cultural sites, and parks.  

Catholic University installs Crucifixion artwork by imprisoned Catholic activist Jimmy Lai

Feb 23, 2024 / 14:35 pm

The picture is now on permanent display by the St. Michael the Archangel Chapel in Catholic University’s Busch School of Business.

‘We are not going anywhere’: Knights of Columbus vow to keep up aid to Ukraine

Feb 21, 2024 / 06:00 am

“The founding mission of the Knights of Columbus was to care for the vulnerable,” said Szymon Czyszek, organizer of relief efforts in Eastern Europe.

First of its kind Catholic trade high school debuts in Houston

Feb 16, 2024 / 09:00 am

The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston has opened a first of its kind Catholic trade school for high schoolers in Texas’ largest city.

House members call for investigation into DC’s five late-term aborted babies

Feb 14, 2024 / 18:45 pm

Several members of Congress and pro-life leaders held a press conference in front of the Capitol on Wednesday.

Police drop investigation into vandalization of Nebraska Blessed Mother statue

Feb 14, 2024 / 14:45 pm

A police report obtained by CNA lists the incident as a “larceny,” not as vandalism nor a possible hate crime.

National Catholic Prayer Breakfast speakers highlight joy and sacrifice of the Christian life

Feb 8, 2024 / 17:45 pm

Bishop William Byrne Byrne of Springfield, Massachusetts, delivered the keynote address on the need for greater participation in the Christian life.

House advances resolution to increase sanctions on Nigeria over persecution of Christians

Feb 7, 2024 / 16:00 pm

Sponsored by Rep. Chris Smith, the resolution would call on the Biden administration to designate Nigeria a “country of particular concern.”

Virginia bishops warn of ‘deadly harm’ in new assisted suicide bill

Feb 7, 2024 / 14:30 pm

The bishops’ statement called Virginia’s “Death with Dignity” bill being considered by the state Legislature a “lethal measure” that could harm many Virginians.

Senate border deal criticized by bishops, other Catholics from all directions 

Feb 6, 2024 / 16:30 pm

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops sent a letter to Senate leaders in which they expressed “serious concerns” about the latest bipartisan border deal.

Church in Sri Lanka to begin canonization process for hundreds killed in 2019 Easter attack

Feb 5, 2024 / 18:30 pm

The Archdiocese of Colombo has plans to submit a petition to the Vatican to declare those killed in the Easter Sunday attacks “martyrs of faith.”

A legacy of love: Catholics reflect on Bishop Dorsonville’s impact on the Church

Feb 2, 2024 / 18:15 pm

An immigrant, priest, and bishop, Mario Eduardo Dorsonville was known and beloved to people from the halls of Congress to the humblest of street corners.

Can ‘Catholic joy’ save society? This growing network of Catholic schools says ‘yes’ 

Feb 2, 2024 / 09:22 am

The first Chesterton Academy was founded in 2008 with a commitment to being “Catholic, classical, and affordable.”

‘Blood on your hands’: Lawmakers grill tech CEOs on child exploitation ‘crisis’

Jan 31, 2024 / 17:38 pm

Executives from social media outlets faced tough questioning at a hearing on “Big Tech and the Online Child Sexual Exploitation Crisis.”

Pro-life leaders are ‘laser-focused’ on state marches this election year: Here’s what you need to know

Jan 31, 2024 / 06:00 am

With abortion set to be on the ballot this year in many states across the country, pro-life groups in several states are planning major marches. 

Is the persecution in Nigeria a Christian genocide? This bishop says ‘yes’

Jan 30, 2024 / 16:00 pm

Bishop Wilfred Anagbe of Nigeria warned that if greater action is not taken he believes the Christian population could disappear entirely in the next few decades.

Canadian Cardinal Lacroix to ‘temporarily’ step down, denies sexual abuse allegations

Jan 29, 2024 / 16:45 pm

Cardinal Gerald Lacroix, head of the Archdiocese of Quebec, has temporarily stepped aside from his duties as archbishop after being accused in a lawsuit.

‘Nones’ now largest religious category in U.S., new report says

Jan 25, 2024 / 17:55 pm

Pew’s new report, released Jan. 24, shows that nones now account for 28% of the total U.S. population, outstripping the next largest group — Catholics.