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

Muslims respond to Chapel Hill shootings with prayer, calls for peace

Feb 13, 2015 / 17:50 pm

Muslims gathered in front of the White House to pray for the victims of the Chapel Hill shooting on Friday, emphasizing a message of peace and love in response to the killing.

Bishop to Congress: Stop treating immigrants as 'less than human'

Feb 13, 2015 / 11:21 am

Bishop Gerald Kicanas of Tuscon, Arizona, leveled harsh criticism against the tone of some Congress members, saying that they were treating undocumented migrants as subhuman.

Latino leadership in the spotlight at intersection of Church and culture

Feb 12, 2015 / 17:18 pm

Social justice, politics and Latino culture are three areas that are fields for evangelization, a Hispanic ministry leader told young Catholic professionals at a recent event in Washington, D.C.

Ukrainian Catholic bishops urge prayer, fasting ahead of Sunday's ceasefire

Feb 12, 2015 / 17:15 pm

The Ukrainian Catholic bishops in the US issued a letter on Wednesday asking their faithful to pray and fast for peace, a day before a tentative ceasefire in Ukraine was agreed on which would end 10 months of fighting.

US pushing Cuba to improve record on human trafficking, State Dept. says

Feb 12, 2015 / 10:41 am

As the U.S. aims to re-establish full relations with Cuba, it is also pushing the country to redeem its poor track record fighting human trafficking, said a U.S. State Department official.

Go forth! Ministry leaders instructed to encounter God in the poor

Feb 11, 2015 / 02:23 am

The president of the U.S. bishops’ conference exhorted a group of Catholic leaders to go forth in ministry to serve at the peripheries of society, where they will encounter God in the poor.

Could two new laws suffocate the Catholic Church in DC?

Feb 7, 2015 / 17:09 pm

The U.S. bishops and several other Catholic and pro-life groups are asking Congress to nullify two new Washington, D.C. laws that they say could choke their ability to operate according to their religious beliefs.  

NASCAR, Obama, religious freedom: This year's DC prayer breakfast

Feb 5, 2015 / 17:16 pm

Thursday’s National Prayer Breakfast brought together representatives of varied faith backgrounds in the nation’s capital to pray and hear testimonies on the importance of faith.

The irony in anti-discrimination – why Catholic bishops won't back ENDA

Feb 5, 2015 / 04:16 am

Even with religious freedom provisions added, LGBT discrimination laws are unlikely to draw support from Catholic bishops because they could in fact lead to discrimination against religious groups, analysts explained.  

EWTN to appeals court: religious freedom at stake in HHS mandate case

Feb 4, 2015 / 14:20 pm

A federal appeals court heard oral arguments Wednesday over whether the EWTN Global Catholic Network should be required to abide by the federal contraception mandate in violation of its religious convictions.

Where progressives and Evangelicals agree – clarify IRS rules on political speech

Feb 3, 2015 / 00:16 am

An unlikely combination of political progressives and Evangelicals came together last week to demand more clarity in IRS regulations of political speech for churches and non-profits.

How one Catholic school takes a hammer to the cycle of poverty

Jan 30, 2015 / 17:10 pm

During Catholic Schools Week, the president of a small school in Washington, D.C. explained its humble origins, extraordinary mission, and its hopes for the future.

On feast of St. Thomas, teachers called to mercifully challenge students

Jan 28, 2015 / 18:16 pm

Catholics must be “merciful teachers” in eliciting the best from everyone around them, said a prominent Dominican preacher on the feast day of St. Thomas Aquinas.

The dark side of the Super Bowl and how Congress aims to fight it

Jan 28, 2015 / 04:18 am

Just days before Super Bowl XLIX, the U.S. House of Representatives is pushing for a bipartisan crack-down on the hidden menace of sex trafficking, which some human rights advocates refer to as “modern-day slavery.”

Princeton professor to pro-life movement: We're winning

Jan 27, 2015 / 04:39 am

Victory is in sight for the pro-life movement, as technology and rhetoric witness to the cause of life, Princeton professor Robert George told an audience of high school and college pro-life activists Jan. 23.

Millennials' pro-life commitment wows bishops

Jan 26, 2015 / 13:10 pm

Both Roman and Orthodox Catholic bishops were stirred by the presence of the Millennial generation at the 2015 March for Life.  

Why the pro-life movement needs Democrats

Jan 25, 2015 / 06:30 am

Pro-life Democrat politicians are fast becoming an endangered political species, but their pro-life presence is necessary for the movement to succeed, both Republicans and Democrats agreed.  

Who inspires the young pro-lifers of today? Pope Francis

Jan 23, 2015 / 16:08 pm

Young pro-life advocates emphasized Pope Francis’ influence on their witness for the defenseless unborn child at the 2015 March for Life, held in the nation’s capital Jan. 22.

Democrat, feminist, atheist – the growing face of the pro-life movement

Jan 22, 2015 / 17:22 pm

This isn’t your father’s pro-life movement. A group of young activists is challenging the pro-life stereotype so as to broaden its audience, a move it sees as necessary to achieve a “culture of life.”

Cardinal: No pro-life victory without reaching the marginalized

Jan 22, 2015 / 03:01 am

For the pro-life movement to truly succeed, it must fight not only abortion, but also the broader “throwaway culture” wherever life is being discarded, said Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston at a national pro-life Mass.