Matt Bowman

Matt Bowman is a constitutional law attorney in Washington, D.C.

As Vatican II Turns 50, Liberals Reject It


The 50th anniversary year of the Catholic Church’s Second Vatican Council, celebrated on October 11, is being celebrated in America by something few would have predicted: mass rejection of its core principles by liberal Catholics. The Council significantly developed the Church’s teachings on such topics as the laity and religious liberty. Like much of the Council, […]

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The Right of Conscience in the Age of Obama


“Conscience is the most sacred of all property.” –James Madison Nurse Catherina Cenzon-DeCarlo winced as the doctor inserted forceps into his patient’s dilated cervix and pushed them deep into her uterus. Then she stood shocked as he carefully plucked, piece by piece, parts of the patient’s unborn child, pulling them back through the cervix and […]

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Obama’s Conscience Claws


President Obama has a masterful ability to convince people he is their friend even while he attacks them. This talent was on display last Thursday July 2, when the President spoke to members of the Catholic press about conscience rights for pro-life doctors. Obama seems to be persuading even pro-life Catholics that he supports “robust” […]

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Sebelius and Kmiec Catholicism


After focusing on the economy as long as he could, Obama necessarily had to face abortion again. He filled many lower appointments directly from groups like NARAL, but on Saturday he announced the queen of all pro-abortion nominees, Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius.  Pro-life advocates are forming ranks against Sebelius as Obama’s choice to head the […]

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Obama’s Gift to America


Barack Obama’s “Faith Tour” needs some prayers. His month-long effort to court religious voters kicked off last week with mixed reactions. One of its first events in Virginia drew only 15 attendees, and Obama’s Senior Religious Advisor was a no-show at a discussion with Evangelicals. Obama’s “family values” persona is wearing thin. His initial strategy […]

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Meet the Obama Pro-Lifers


Have you met the “Welfare-Only Pro-Lifers”? They are spearheading Barack Obama’s effort to tell pro-life voters that Obama will reduce abortion. What WOPLs are not telling people is that John McCain would fund abortion-reduction, too, while Obama’s other policies will vastly increase abortion. WOPLs believe that being a pro-life candidate means nothing more than giving […]

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A Pro-Life Chinese Puzzle


Pro-life political activists are in a bind. They successfully fought off Rudy Giuliani’s bid for the Republican nomination only to end up with Giuliani-lite John McCain. They may be quietly praying for a Huckabee-sized miracle. Groups like the National Right to Life Committee have traditionally played ball with lackluster Republicans. Their position is that mediocre […]

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Staring Decisis in the Face


As Republican candidates Mike Huckabee, John McCain, and Mitt Romney gather the lion's share of votes in the early primaries, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani has made a poor showing, coming in sixth in Iowa and fourth in New Hampshire. His polling leads have vanished. The pro-choice Giuliani wagered that he could persuade the […]

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