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Matt Hadro

Matt Hadro

Matt Hadro is the senior D.C. correspondent at Catholic News Agency. He previously worked as a CNA correspondent and as a press secretary for U.S. Congressman Chris Smith.

Articles by Matt Hadro

Analysis: Pro-lifers will have to fight hidden abortion funding battles in the Senate

Jan 7, 2021 / 13:24 pm

With Democrats projected to win Tuesday’s Senate races in Georgia, the political landscape for pro-lifers is now clear—they will be defending on multiple fronts against an emboldened abortion lobby.

What pro-lifers are looking to accomplish in 2021

Jan 6, 2021 / 10:21 am

In 2021, pro-lifers will be looking to preserve certain federal policies, while going on offense in the states to enact pro-life legislation.

As LA County limits emergency care amid COVID surge, ethicists weigh in

Jan 6, 2021 / 00:25 am

Los Angeles County has announced it is limiting non-COVID emergency care, due to hospitals having reached a “point of crisis” during the pandemic, promoting ethicists to discuss whether the act is justified.

Pro-life activists target Georgia races that will decide control of Senate

Jan 4, 2021 / 16:54 pm

Tuesday elections to fill two U.S. Senate seats in Georgia will decide partisan control of the chamber—and pro-life advocates are galvanized to act.

Dan Lipinski calls for protection of 'most vulnerable' as he leaves US Congress

Jan 4, 2021 / 14:35 pm

On Sunday, one of the last pro-life House Democrats said farewell to Congress after serving eight terms.

New California senator backed by pro-abortion, pro-LGBT groups

Dec 23, 2020 / 10:53 am

The new California senator who will fill the seat vacated by Kamala Harris has been endorsed by pro-abortion and pro-LGBT groups.

Nigerian Christians facing 'calculated genocide,' Catholic bishop tells Congress

Dec 18, 2020 / 10:00 am

The world must not ignore the “genocide” of Christians in Nigeria, the Catholic Bishop of Gboko told members of Congress on Thursday.

Vatican officials call for 'solidarity' in nuclear disarmament after coronavirus pandemic

Dec 16, 2020 / 15:00 pm

The current pandemic has underscored the need for global solidarity to achieve nuclear disarmament, a senior Vatican diplomat said on Wednesday.

Biden makes further cabinet picks 

Dec 12, 2020 / 14:00 pm

President-elect Joe Biden made several Cabinet appointments this week, offering insight into the possible policy priorities of his administration, and areas of concern for Catholic institutions.  

Why in-person worship matters

Dec 11, 2020 / 14:00 pm

After Virginia’s governor appeared to suggest that church attendance is immaterial to the act of worship, one theologian says that Catholics see worship differently.

Indiana bishops call for end to federal executions

Dec 10, 2020 / 16:00 pm

Indiana’s Catholic bishops are calling for an end to the death penalty, as two federal death row inmates are scheduled to be executed Thursday and Friday.

Analysis: What a Xavier Becerra HHS could mean for Catholics

Dec 9, 2020 / 15:30 pm

On Monday, President-elect Joe Biden tapped California attorney general Xavier Becerra to head the Department of Health and Human Services. If appointed, Becerra will lead an agency that has been at the epicenter of the “culture wars” in the U.S.—and many Catholic groups will now be bracing for those fights to intensify.

Remember Syrians this Christmas

Dec 9, 2020 / 11:30 am

Do not forget the suffering Christians in Syria, a member of a pontifical aid foundation implored officials from the U.S., Hungary, and Poland on Wednesday.

Analysis: What is waiting for Bishop Fisher in Buffalo?

Dec 5, 2020 / 07:00 am

Awaiting Bishop Fisher is a chancery with a tarnished reputation, a diocese named in hundreds of clergy abuse lawsuits, an ongoing bankruptcy process, the possible closure of parishes and schools, and a faithful weary both of scandal.

Should prisoners be first, or last in line for COVID vaccine?

Dec 3, 2020 / 17:00 pm

As public officials debate whether prison populations should be among the first or last to receive a COVID vaccine, ethicists say that incarceration should not be the deciding factor.

New coalition champions spiritual rights of patients

Dec 2, 2020 / 15:00 pm

A new coalition seeks to promote the rights of hospital patients to have “reasonable” access to family and clergy during the pandemic.

Debate continues over who should get new COVID vaccines first

Dec 2, 2020 / 09:30 am

A federal health advisory committee proposed on Tuesday that health care workers and long-term care facility residents should be the first to receive a COVID vaccine, as a Catholic ethicist warned that vulnerable people, like the elderly, cannot be pushed to the back of the line.

Next Buffalo bishop promises 'truth' and 'transparency'

Dec 1, 2020 / 15:30 pm

The newly-announced next Bishop of Buffalo, Bishop Michael Fisher, has promised to be a pastor who will promote transparency in the scandal-ridden New York diocese.

Trump administration in Supreme Court over Census policy

Nov 30, 2020 / 13:00 pm

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Monday on whether the Trump administration can exclude undocumented immigrants when apportioning congressional representatives based on a state’s population.  

Pandemic conditions have increased Christian persecution

Nov 25, 2020 / 16:00 pm

The coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated Christian persecution in some places, according to a new report from the group Aid to the Church in Need International.