Matt Hadro

Matt Hadro

Matt Hadro was the political editor at Catholic News Agency through October 2021. He previously worked as CNA senior D.C. correspondent and as a press secretary for U.S. Congressman Chris Smith.

Articles by Matt Hadro

Cardinal Gregory reportedly withdraws permission for Tridentine Mass at National Shrine

Jul 27, 2021 / 16:10 pm

Cardinal Wilton Gregory of Washington has reportedly withdrawn permission for a solemn pontifical Mass that was to be offered August 14 in D.C.

Coptic archbishop: Condemning persecution of non-Christians follows the example of Christ

Jul 27, 2021 / 10:30 am

Christians around the world must speak out against persecution of non-Christians, the Coptic Orthodox Archbishop of London told CNA during a recent summit on international religious freedom.

Ninth Circuit favors Washington church in case against state abortion coverage mandate

Jul 22, 2021 / 17:03 pm

A Washington church won its case against a state abortion coverage mandate on Thursday, in a ruling by a federal appeals court.

Annual Courage conference focuses on St. Joseph as model of chastity

Jul 22, 2021 / 14:00 pm

The annual conference of the Catholic apostolate Courage International concluded last week, focusing on the example of St. Joseph.

Survey: A majority of US Catholics support the death penalty

Jul 21, 2021 / 18:02 pm

One recent survey shows a majority of U.S. Catholics supporting use of the death penalty for murder convicts. The support follows a 2018 update to the Catechism that the death penalty is “inadmissible.”

Cincinnati archbishop: I would not have approved Biden’s visit to Catholic university

Jul 20, 2021 / 17:01 pm

The Archbishop of Cincinnati on Tuesday said he was not informed of President Biden’s upcoming visit to a Catholic university in his archdiocese. He did not approve the university hosting the event.

More bishops issue statements on Latin Mass, following papal document

Jul 19, 2021 / 17:02 pm

More U.S. bishops have issued guidance on the celebration of the Traditional Latin Mass in their dioceses, following a papal document that on Friday imposed restrictions on the use of traditional liturgy.

Iraqi archbishop: We must ensure ISIS genocide is not repeated

Jul 16, 2021 / 14:00 pm

Grateful for aid to Iraqi Christian genocide victims, the Chaldean Catholic archbishop of Erbil says more must be done to ensure the ISIS genocide is not repeated.

‘At every time, you could be a target’: Despite danger, Nigerian priest ministers to refugees of terrorism

Jul 16, 2021 / 09:30 am

A Nigerian priest who ministers to trauma victims in the country’s northeast says he is aware of the danger priests face from Islamist terror groups.

'I believe in the Resurrection': Nigerian bishop keeps hope amid rampant violence

Jul 15, 2021 / 10:01 am

As some warn that anti-Christian violence in Nigeria is reaching the level of genocide, the bishop of the Diocese of Sokoto says his faith is rooted in the hope of the Resurrection.

Pro-life groups warn draft spending bill would fund abortion on demand

Jul 12, 2021 / 14:20 pm

A House subcommittee on Monday advanced a draft spending bill without the usual prohibitions on abortion funding, legislation that pro-life groups warned would force taxpayers to subsidize abortion on demand.

Federal LGBT employment guidance ‘an outrageous overreach’ one lawyer says

Jul 8, 2021 / 17:00 pm

Recent federal LGBT nondiscrimination guidance for employers goes far beyond the law, one legal and religious freedom expert told CNA.

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.