Matt Bowman

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Matt Bowman

Matt Bowman is a pro-life, religious liberties and constitutional law attorney in the Washington, DC area. He graduated from Ave Maria School of Law in 2003 and clerked for several federal judges thereafter. The Bowmans are homeschoolers and rabid fans of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Matt is a member of the Knights of Columbus and his local parish.

Recent Posts


Pope demands Ethics in Finance: Liberal Catholics object

A unique conflict of ideas is emerging from the Pope and the Obama administration. Few would be surprised to find liberal Catholic leaders taking Obama's side. But what is strange is that these pundit... More


“That’s illogical. That’s unfair. That’s unjust.”

The US Bishops have announced a sensible principle with respect to immigration reform--one wonders if they consider the implications of this principle for other issues. As reported by the NCReporte... More


Pro-Life Gun Owner Anathema Sit?

Should Catholics be excommunicated from the pro-life movement if they oppose banning most guns? That seems to be the position of Sr. Mary Ann Walsh of the U.S. Catholic Bishops' conference.  She ... More


Do Something!

Does being pro-life require support for current gun control proposals? Several liberals are making this claim.  But they don't have much support in actual Catholic teaching. One source they are... More


Gun Control Control

(This post helps launch a new organization to educate about Catholic teaching and gun control: the Firearms and Catholic Teaching Society of Maryland [the FACTS].) Our country has a gun problem. Cr... More

Religious Freedom is not Generic

Rick Garnett at Mirror of Justice offers an insightful, but incomplete, account of the religious freedom of Christians with respect to President Obama's abortion-pill and contraception mandate. The... More

HHS’s Shell Game Theology

The Catholic Left has embraced a factually false defense of President Obama's proposed rule change coercing people to facilitate coverage of abortion-pills, contraception and sterilization. NCRepor... More

“Miracle” Fact-Check at NCR on HHS Mandate

Michael Sean Winters wrote a post today endorsing the revised HHS Mandate rule as a "miracle," albeit in a qualified way, since he admits he doesn't know the legal details. Winters was wise to qualif... More

Witness Protection

At Mirror of Justice, Rick Garnett links to what he thinks (and I agree) is a very insightful article by Dan Philpott criticizing Obamacare's attack on religious freedom by mandating health coverage o... More

Pax Christi Promotes Killing

You may have heard that the Diocese of Pittsburgh in its lawsuit against the HHS Mandate was told to come back to court later after the Obama administration supposedly changes its rule next August. ... More



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