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

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

Pretend Negotiations

Some liberal pundits are complaining that Catholic groups should have negotiated instead of filing suit to stop the HHS Mandate from requiring them to provide their employees items against their belie... More

Coupon Good for One Free Religious Freedom Violation

Some pundits, who reject their own liberal heritage by attacking the U.S. Bishops for defending religious freedom, insist that the bishops have never explained why the president's "compromise" on the ... More

A Moral Failure?

Is the national budget an issue on which Catholics can hold legitimate disagreement? Bishop Stephen Blaire of Stockton, California has written several letters criticizing aspects of the budget of... More

Bullying the Bishop

In Iowa, Bishop Martin Amos of the Davenport diocese is being criticized and pressured because he refuses to allow a representative of an organization that favors changing the definition of marriage t... More

Catholic Company Stands Up for Religious Freedom

[caption id="attachment_29661" align="alignright" width="99" caption="Hercules vs. Obama"][/caption]DENVER — Alliance Defense Fund attorneys representing a private Denver employer filed a federal la... More


Whether the new federal mandate of contraception, abortifacients and sterilization coverage was actually designed for the culture President Obama tolerates in his secret service. That shouldn't b... More

Gathering Signatures to Protect Marriage in Maryland!

This past weekend at the parish I attend in Maryland, we gathered signatures to protect the definition of marriage. Although our parish population is small, we gathered nearly 200 signatures (with mo... More

A Seamless Garment of Religious Freedom

Some left-leaning Catholic critics of the U.S. Bishops' defense of religious freedom often say that the bishops' battle is insignificant in relation to Christians in other parts of the world who are f... More



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