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

House Budget Bill Would Stop HHS Mandate, Protect Conscience!

Breaking: The House has begun the process of forming an appropriations bill, and the first draft governing the HHS department's budget includes language that would stop Obamacare's HHS Mandate that a... More

Prohibiting the Faithful from Being Faithful

The Washington Post is reporting on the decision by the Diocese of Arlington to require its Catholic teachers to profess that they actually believe Catholic teaching. Just let that sink in a bit: ... More


Speaking to a Louisiana reporter, President Obama claimed that his HHS Mandate forcing people to cover abortion-inducing drugs and contraception applies to "big Catholic hospitals or universities who ... More

Commonweal Says Taco Bell Can Exploit Workers, Environment

Does Taco Bell have a moral responsibility to justly compensate workers in Florida's tomato fields? Does Taco Bell have an ethical obligation to treat its immigrant employees fairly? Does Taco B... More

Wineskins Without Wine

My family and I were honored to attend the closing Mass yesterday for the Fortnight for Freedom, at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington DC. Archbishop Cha... More

The Catholic Left’s Attack on CCHD

Many Catholics have objected in recent years to grants awarded by the USCCB's economic justice organization the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD). Pro-life and other Catholics have speci... More

Squeezing Religious Freedom from Both Sides

With the "Fortnight for Freedom" coming up, it is worthwhile thinking about the Church's teaching on religious freedom, in particular from the Second Vatican Council. The Council's Declaration on R... More

NCReporter Expels All Laity from “the Church”

[caption id="attachment_30500" align="alignright" width="259" caption="Anathema Sit, Laity!"][/caption]In his latest attempt to persuade the U.S. Bishops to stop defending the religious freedom of all... More

Are the Faithful Laity the “Church,” or Not?

I continue to be surprised by view among some Catholic commentators that lay Catholics acting faithfully have some lesser claim to religious freedom than magisterial institutions. The U.S. Bishop... More

The New Liberal Clericalism

Should the magisterium of the Church protect all the faithful, or just look out for itself? You would think that after more than a decade of the sex-abuse crisis, Catholics would have learned the ans... More



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