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

Parents of Washington archdiocese schoolchildren urge end to mandatory masking

Feb 11, 2022 / 17:00 pm

Parents of children enrolled in Archdiocese of Washington schools have begun a campaign to urge the archdiocese to align mask regulations in schools with local policies. 

Milwaukee priest named USCCB associate general secretary

Feb 11, 2022 / 15:00 pm

Fr. Paul Hartmann, a priest of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, has been named the Associate General Secretary of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, it was announced Thursday.

Archdiocese of Chicago shifts course on school mask mandate

Feb 10, 2022 / 15:41 pm

Catholic schools across much of the Archdiocese of Chicago (but not in the city of Chicago) can now make masks optional, according to an abrupt shift in the archdiocese’s COVID-19 policy.

Do the Bengals have a prayer? Will the Rams reach the Promised Land? LA, Cincy archbishops place their bets

Feb 9, 2022 / 11:06 am

The archbishops of Los Angeles and Cincinnati announced a friendly wager on Wednesday, Feb. 9 ahead of the upcoming Super Bowl between the Los Angeles Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals, and are hoping that the game will inspire others to support their Catholic schools. 

Laicized former priest serving life term dead of apparent suicide

Feb 8, 2022 / 15:32 pm

Robert McWilliams, 41, was about three months into a life sentence for sex trafficking of youths under 18, child pornography, and sexual exploitation of children.

Justice Department must take church vandalism seriously, Catholic group says

Feb 8, 2022 / 10:00 am

A Catholic organization says the Department of Justice is not doing enough to combat the recent incidents of vandalism at Catholic churches, and is calling for the department to beef up its investigation into the events. 

Marco Rubio condemns choice of China to host Winter Olympics

Feb 4, 2022 / 11:40 am

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) has condemned China’s history of human rights violations and said the country should be prohibited from hosting the Olympics, as the 2022 Winter Olympics kicked off in Beijing.

Pope Francis: Christ is the bond uniting the communion of saints

Feb 2, 2022 / 10:36 am

Pope Francis prayed for the Burmese people and for the success of the upcoming Winter Olympics during his general audience on Wednesday.

Canadian Indigenous leaders to meet with Pope Francis in March

Feb 1, 2022 / 11:10 am

Pope Francis will meet with a delegation from Canada the last week of March, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, Assembly of First Nations, Métis National Council, and Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami announced in a joint statement on Tuesday.

2,800 Catholics sign Traditional Latin Mass petition delivered to Arlington bishop

Jan 31, 2022 / 13:00 pm

Nearly 2,800 supporters of the Traditional Latin Mass have signed a petition addressed to Bishop Michael Burbidge of Arlington. The organizer tells CNA he delivered that petition to the bishop’s office on Monday.

Funeral Mass for NYPD officer held at St Patrick's Cathedral

Jan 28, 2022 / 16:24 pm

NYPD Officer Jason Rivera, 22, was remembered on Friday as a dedicated police officer whose life was cut short in the line of duty. 

Grotto vandalized at parish in Northern Virginia

Jan 27, 2022 / 16:00 pm

Police are investigating after a grotto at a Catholic parish in Burke, Virginia was vandalized Tuesday evening.

Shroud of Turin exhibit to be held at Bible museum in DC

Jan 27, 2022 / 14:54 pm

The Museum of the Bible will be opening a new exhibit dedicated to the Shroud of Turin next month.

US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer formally announces retirement

Jan 27, 2022 / 11:32 am

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer formally announced his upcoming retirement from the Supreme Court on Thursday, one day after his plans were leaked by NBC News.

Chicago priests serving in Springfield will celebrate Novus Ordo on First Sundays

Jan 26, 2022 / 17:32 pm

The Diocese of Springfield in Illinois has instituted regulations on members of the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius serving there that are similar to those of the Archdiocese of Chicago, where the canons are incardinated.

US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer reportedly to retire

Jan 26, 2022 / 11:07 am

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer will be retiring from the court, NBC News reported on Wednesday, Jan. 26. The network cited “people familiar with the decision” in its reporting.

Lawmakers: FDA should regulate prenatal tests in wake of bombshell report

Jan 25, 2022 / 15:30 pm

Over 90 members of Congress are requesting that the Food and Drug Administration oversee non-invasive prenatal testing after a bombshell New York Times investigation showing that these tests are wrong far more often than they are correct. 

Walk for Life West Coast brings 15,000+ to San Francisco

Jan 24, 2022 / 14:00 pm

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone condemned abortion as the equivalent of a sacrament of a “new secular religion” in his homily at the Mass for Walk for Life West Coast on Saturday at the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption in San Francisco. 

Biden reaffirms support for abortion on anniversary of Roe v. Wade

Jan 22, 2022 / 10:40 am

President Joe Biden pledged to defend a so-called right to abortion and reaffirmed his commitment to the widespread availability of the procedure in a Jan. 22 statement marking the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision that legalized abortion nationwide.

These are the best signs we saw at the March for Life

Jan 22, 2022 / 07:20 am

It wasn't easy for CNA's reporters to choose the 15 best signs they spotted at the 2022 March for Life. (Note: They have a weakness for Baby Yoda.)