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

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.

How one CEO sees unrealized potential in special needs kids

Jan 20, 2015 / 17:02 pm

Special needs children can bring joy, grace and a potential to thrive in the workplace in a way that parents may never have foreseen – says a former CEO and senate candidate who gave her personal witness to this at a pro-life event on Tuesday.

Beard meets religious freedom in distinctive Court decision

Jan 20, 2015 / 09:30 am

In a rare unanimous decision, the Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that a Muslim prisoner in Arkansas must be allowed to grow his beard for religious reasons.

The fight for human dignity - how MLK speaks to ISIS, abortion

Jan 19, 2015 / 16:10 pm

The ongoing legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is that every human life is sacred and must be protected from injustice, said leading U.S. bishops on Jan. 19.

As political leaders look abroad, bishops insist on religious liberty in US

Jan 16, 2015 / 16:47 pm

Religious and political leaders insisted that religious freedom is necessary for service and peace worldwide on Jan. 16, observed as National Religious Freedom Day in the US.

Brace yourselves: same-sex marriage ruling coming this Supreme Court term

Jan 16, 2015 / 16:26 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court will decide this term if same-sex couples have the right to marry nationwide, the judicial body announce Friday, a move welcomed by such advocates of marriage as the National Organization of Marriage.

How to join the US bishops in 9 Days for Life

Jan 16, 2015 / 11:49 am

The U.S. bishops hope a new pro-life prayer campaign will unite Catholics against not only abortion, but other threats to human fulfilment and life as well.

Speakers withdraw from Catholic event fearing LGBT controversy

Jan 15, 2015 / 17:32 pm

Everyone must be free to proclaim their religious beliefs, a Catholic group has said after prominent speakers spurned its summit because of the group’s stance on homosexuality.