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 Townhall.com; she has a BA in political science from Providence College.

Articles by Christine Rousselle

Catholic school parents sue Washington DC mayor over school mask mandate

Mar 8, 2022 / 18:00 pm

Two Catholic school families are suing Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser over the city’s continuing mask mandate in schools, including private schools. 

Lviv's Armenian Cathedral removes Christ statue for safekeeping amid Ukraine conflict

Mar 7, 2022 / 14:25 pm

A picture of a statue of Christ being removed from the Armenian Cathedral of Lviv for safekeeping has gone viral on Twitter. 

After outcry, city scraps plan for Abortion Provider Appreciation Day

Mar 7, 2022 / 10:00 am

The Alexandria City Council will no longer be considering a resolution to honor abortionists, after the city’s mayor pulled the item from the agenda for the March 8 meeting.

Abortionists Appreciation Day? That can't happen, bishop says

Mar 4, 2022 / 17:00 pm

Bishop Michael Burbidge of Arlington spoke out against a proposed proclamation that would establish March 10 as “Abortion Provider Appreciation Day” in the diocese’s second-largest city. 

Supreme Court reinstates death penalty for Boston Marathon bomber

Mar 4, 2022 / 13:46 pm

In a 6-3 decision, with Justices Stephen Breyer, Elena Kagan, and Sonia Sotomayor dissenting, the court found that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev had received a fair trial in 2015 and had been justly sentenced to death. 

Argentine Bishop Zanchetta convicted of sexually abusing seminarians

Mar 4, 2022 / 09:14 am

Argentine Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta has been found guilty of abusing seminarians in Oran, Salta, northern Argentina, and sentenced to 4 years and 6 months in prison.

Lincoln bishop opposes now-blocked gender identity city ordinance

Mar 3, 2022 / 15:00 pm

The Bishop of Lincoln recently spoke out against a city ordinance, recently blocked by a referendum petition, which added “sexual orientation and gender identity” to its list of protected classes. 

Biden balks at explaining abortion stance to EWTN correspondent

Mar 2, 2022 / 13:24 pm

U.S. President Joe Biden (D), a Catholic, declined to discuss why he supports abortion rights despite Church teaching prior to boarding Marine One ahead of a flight to Duluth on Wednesday, March 2.  

Biden focuses on Ukraine conflict in State of the Union address

Mar 1, 2022 / 22:44 pm

President Joe Biden focused on the ongoing situation in Ukraine, the economic recovery in the United States, and the need to be a united American people in his State of the Union address Tuesday night.

American, European bishops urge support for Lebanon

Mar 1, 2022 / 16:00 pm

A group of American and European bishops released a statement on Tuesday, March 1 calling for increased protections for the people of Lebanon. 

Bishops in Texas urge clemency for woman on death row

Feb 28, 2022 / 17:00 pm

The state of Texas should grant clemency to a woman set to be executed in April, a Catholic organization and two bishops said in a release on Monday. 

Biden announces sanctions on Russia over Ukraine conflict

Feb 24, 2022 / 16:21 pm

U.S. President Joe Biden announced that there will be new sanctions against Russia in an attempt to isolate the country from the larger global economy following its invasion of Ukraine, and that the United States remains committed to the terms of the NATO alliance. 

Caritas launches Ukraine fund drive, warning of a 'colossal humanitarian catastrophe'

Feb 24, 2022 / 09:45 am

Caritas Internationalis launched an emergency appeal to provide relief to Ukraine after Russia invaded the country on Thursday, Feb. 24. 

Charleston's next bishop aims for unity

Feb 22, 2022 / 17:09 pm

Bishop-elect Jacques Fabre of Charleston spoke of his desire for unity in a divided time during an introductory press conference on Tuesday.

Traditionalist communities cautiously optimistic after FSSP news

Feb 21, 2022 / 16:46 pm

Traditional Latin Mass attendees expressed cautious optimism on Monday after a traditionalist community released a communique detailing their continued permission to celebrate Mass with the pre-Vatican II 1962 missal. 

Chicago-area Catholic principal who defied mask mandate won't return to school, pastor says

Feb 17, 2022 / 11:13 am

A principal at a Catholic school who was placed on leave after he defied the Archdiocese of Chicago's mask mandate will not return to the school, it was announced on Feb. 16. 

Washington archdiocese drops mask mandate in Maryland schools

Feb 16, 2022 / 17:44 pm

Following an outcry from parents, the Archdiocese of Washington has reportedly decided to permit its schools in Maryland to go mask-optional. 

DeSantis spokeswoman charges Miami archbishop with lying about governor's migration remarks

Feb 16, 2022 / 16:37 pm

The governor of Florida is taking issue with an ad campaign featuring a quote from Archbishop Thomas Wenski criticizing the governor for his views on immigration. 

Medical workers ask Supreme Court to block NY vaccine mandate lacking religious exemption

Feb 15, 2022 / 17:00 pm

A group of healthcare workers once again petitioned the Supreme Court on Monday to block New York’s coronavirus vaccine mandate for healthcare employees, and allow religious exemptions to the vaccine mandate.

Ukrainian Catholic bishops in US beg prayers for peace in their homeland

Feb 14, 2022 / 17:05 pm

The bishops of the Ukrainian Catholic Church in the United States issued a statement on Saturday requesting prayers as the potential of increased conflict in Ukraine comes to a head.