Matt Hadro

Matt Hadro

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

Articles by Matt Hadro

Senate pro-life chair criticizes proposed ACA abortion billing rule

Jul 1, 2021 / 06:00 am

The chair of the Senate pro-life caucus on Tuesday criticized a proposed loosening of safeguards against taxpayer funding of abortion coverage on health exchanges set up under the Affordable Care Act.

Biden's DC parish says it will not deny Communion

Jun 29, 2021 / 13:33 pm

President Joe Biden’s regular parish in Washington, D.C. issued a statement on Tuesday that its priests and ministers will not deny Communion to those approaching to receive.

‘Everybody is coming together’: Miami archbishop lauds response to building collapse

Jun 29, 2021 / 09:01 am

The Miami community has rallied to respond to the deadly collapse of a condominium building, the archbishop of Miami told CNA on Monday.

Miami Catholics unite in prayer as search continues for survivors of building collapse

Jun 28, 2021 / 12:35 pm

As more deaths were confirmed over the weekend from a building collapse in South Florida, the local Catholic community is praying and trying to maintain hope amid the search for survivors.

Pope Francis prays for victims of Florida building collapse

Jun 26, 2021 / 13:01 pm

Pope Francis on Saturday offered prayers and condolences to all those affected by a deadly condominium building collapse in Florida this week.

What the bishop of El Paso told the vice president on immigration

Jun 25, 2021 / 15:31 pm

The bishop of El Paso said the Church must work with the administration on issues that overlap, after attending an immigration roundtable with the vice president on Friday.

Saskatchewan bishops call for justice after new discovery of unmarked graves at former residential school

Jun 25, 2021 / 10:08 am

Bishops of the Canadian province of Saskatchewan acknowledged the need for “repentance” and justice, after a new discovery of hundreds of unmarked graves at the site of a former Catholic-run residential school in Marieval.

USCCB Pro-Life Secretariat: Congress must prevent taxpayer-funded abortion

Jun 23, 2021 / 16:35 pm

The House of Representatives on Wednesday rejected an opportunity to vote on a prohibition of taxpayer-funded abortion.

White House won't say if unborn child is human being at 15 weeks

Jun 21, 2021 / 16:10 pm

The White House on Monday would not comment specifically on President Joe Biden and reception of Communion, and would not answer if a 15-week-old unborn child is a human being.

Pro-abortion Catholic Democrats: Don’t deny us the Eucharist

Jun 18, 2021 / 15:30 pm

Dozens of Catholic members of Congress issued a statement on Friday claiming that denial of Holy Communion to pro-abortion politicians is a “weaponization of the Eucharist.”

US parishes must better serve hidden migrant communities, bishops hear

Jun 18, 2021 / 13:10 pm

Many parishes in the United States are unaware of the immigrant, refugee, and itinerant communities within their boundaries, the chair of the U.S. bishops’ subcommittee on pastoral care for migrants said on Friday.

US bishops debate extensively a motion to draft a teaching document on the Eucharist

Jun 17, 2021 / 16:59 pm

U.S. bishops held extensive debate on Thursday before voting on whether to draft a teaching document on the Eucharist, at their annual spring meeting held virtually this week.

Lay advisor urges U.S. bishops to reconcile with all Catholics over clergy abuse

Jun 17, 2021 / 12:32 pm

In responding to clergy sex abuse, U.S. bishops must expand their reconciliation efforts to include not only victim survivors, but all Catholics affected by the abuse crisis, the head of a lay advisory body to the U.S. bishops’ conference said on Thursday.

A Eucharistic document: What the USCCB will be debating and voting on today

Jun 17, 2021 / 10:30 am

On Thursday afternoon, the U.S. bishops are scheduled to debate and vote to begin drafting a teaching document on the Eucharist.

US bishops vote to keep time limits on discussion of Eucharistic document

Jun 16, 2021 / 14:57 pm

While some U.S. bishops on Wednesday pushed for no time limits in debating a motion to draft a teaching document on the Eucharist, during their meeting this week, a majority opposed that push, allowing for a vote to proceed under the normal limits of debate. 

Liturgical translations: What the U.S. bishops will be voting on this week

Jun 16, 2021 / 10:30 am

This week, the U.S. bishops will vote on proposed translations for prayers in the Liturgy of the Hours, a new book for the Order of Penance, and readings and prayers for the new feast of Mary, Mother of the Church.

Bishops must address Biden's policies that contradict Church teaching, theologians say

Jun 15, 2021 / 15:35 pm

President Joe Biden has advanced policies contrary to Church teaching on life, marriage, and sexuality – and bishops have a duty to address this contradiction, theologians said this week.

Texas supreme court rejects defamation lawsuit against Lubbock diocese

Jun 11, 2021 / 15:04 pm

The Texas supreme court on Friday rejected a defamation lawsuit against the Lubbock diocese, filed by a former deacon who disputed the diocese listing him as “credibly accused” of abuse of a minor.

Activists claim US bishops will vote to deny Biden Communion. Here's what their meeting will actually address.

Jun 11, 2021 / 13:15 pm

While some activists claim that the U.S. bishops will be voting next week on denying Communion to President Joe Biden, the bishops will be considering a number of items at their annual spring meeting – none which specifically concern Biden.

EXCLUSIVE: Cardinal Pell calls for better fiscal accountability at the Vatican

Jun 9, 2021 / 09:00 am

Cardinal George Pell – the former prefect of the Vatican’s Secretariat for the Economy – called for stronger fiscal accountability procedures at the Vatican, in a recent interview with CNA.