Christine Rousselle

Christine Rousselle

Christine Rousselle is a DC Correspondent for Catholic News Agency. Prior to working at CNA, she was the managing web editor of; she has a BA in political science from Providence College.

Articles by Christine Rousselle

Survey shows more Americans believe abortion is ‘morally acceptable’ than ‘morally wrong’

Jun 11, 2021 / 17:00 pm

A new Gallup poll reveals, for the first time in two decades of surveys, more Americans believe abortion “morally acceptable” than “morally wrong.” 

Secular group wins case to install mock nativity display at Texas capitol

Jun 11, 2021 / 08:01 am

After a six-year court battle, a secular group will be permitted to install a “Bill of Rights Nativity Exhibit” at the Texas Capitol following a federal court decision last month.

Deaths by euthanasia soared last year in Canada

Jun 9, 2021 / 18:02 pm

The number of Canadians who ended their lives by euthanasia and assisted suicide increased by 17% in 2020, the country’s health department announced on Monday. 

Theology can help guide speculation about aliens, professor says

Jun 8, 2021 / 16:01 pm

Fundamental theological principles provide the framework for any doctrinal questions over the discovery of extraterrestrial beings, a theologian claimed in a lecture on June 5. 

Cardinal Zen, U.S. legislators commemorate Tiananmen Square massacre

Jun 4, 2021 / 17:00 pm

Cardinal Joseph Zen, the bishop emeritus of Hong Kong, on Friday prayed for the victims of the Tiananmen Square massacre on the 32nd anniversary of their deaths.

Federal court: Vermont can’t exclude religious schools from tuition program

Jun 2, 2021 / 14:15 pm

A federal appeals court on Wednesday ruled that the state of Vermont cannot refuse to fund tuition for religious institutions that would otherwise qualify for the funding. 

Canadian bishops pledge reconciliation after indigenous children's remains discovered at Catholic-run school

Jun 1, 2021 / 11:23 am

Canadian bishops pledged to work towards healing and reconciliation with the country’s indigenous populations, after the remains of more than 200 indigenous children were discovered in unmarked graves at the site of a former Catholic residential school in late May.

World Health Organization grants Holy See permanent observer status

Jun 1, 2021 / 07:30 am

As a permanent observer, the Holy See will be able to participate in debates at the World Health Organization.

Four killed as Myanmar army artillery shell hits Catholic church

May 25, 2021 / 09:00 am

Vatican News reported that all those killed and injured were Catholics.

Pope Francis prays for 5-year-old survivor and 14 people killed in cable car accident

May 25, 2021 / 05:10 am

A cable car ascending the Mottarone mountain fell about 65 feet to the ground.

Jerusalem patriarch calls for peace, cooperation in Holy Land

May 24, 2021 / 09:46 am

The Patriarch of Jerusalem urged peace, mutual understanding, and cooperation among religious groups in his homily on Saturday, underscoring the unique character of the city of Jerusalem and the importance of maintaining peace.

Pope Francis prays that the Dominicans' jubilee year will ‘usher in a new springtime of the Gospel’

May 24, 2021 / 07:00 am

Pope Francis praised the Dominican charisms of preaching and missionary discipleship in a letter marking the 800th anniversary of the death of the order’s founder, St. Dominic Guzman.

Pope Francis to homeless advocates: Be witnesses of God’s mercy and goodness

May 21, 2021 / 08:30 am

The pope congratulated the Lazarus Association on 10 years of serving the homeless.

Pope Francis calls for global prayer for peace in the Holy Land

May 21, 2021 / 07:30 am

The pope was addressing ambassadors newly accredited to the Holy See.

Catholics make last-minute appeal of execution in Texas

May 19, 2021 / 15:15 pm

Catholics are asking the governor of Texas to halt an execution scheduled for Wednesday evening. 

New lawsuit alleges child sex abuse by former Newark archbishop 

May 19, 2021 / 15:00 pm

A new lawsuit alleges that the late archbishop of Newark groomed and molested a five year-old girl during his tenure as archbishop.

Biden will not address Notre Dame commencement, was invited by the university

May 11, 2021 / 16:00 pm

President Joe Biden will not be delivering the commencement address at the University of Notre Dame this year - although he was invited by the university to do so.

‘We are alarmed’: Catholic aid groups respond to India’s COVID crisis

May 5, 2021 / 16:00 pm

Catholic aid groups are mobilizing relief efforts in India, as the country is gripped by a worsening outbreak of the coronavirus.

Ave Maria law school announces new dean

May 5, 2021 / 07:00 am

The Ave Maria School of Law announced its new dean on Tuesday, who will take over the position on June 1.

USCCB applauds Biden for raising limit on refugee admissions

May 4, 2021 / 11:30 am

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on Tuesday praised the Biden Administration for its decision to raise the refugee ceiling.