Michelle La Rosa

Michelle La Rosa

Michelle La Rosa is deputy editor-in-chief of Catholic News Agency. She has worked for CNA since 2011. She studied political philosophy and journalism at the University of Dallas.

Articles by Michelle La Rosa

For Cardinal George, God's grace is bigger than cancer

Feb 3, 2015 / 17:43 pm

Despite the uncertainty that comes with cancer, Cardinal Francis George, the retired Archbishop of Chicago, says his days are filled with gratitude and efforts to build physical strength.

A new era for women's health care? This Catholic clinic hopes so

Dec 20, 2014 / 08:19 am

While the phrase “women’s health” often conjures up images of artificial hormones, devices, and pills, one natural health care center in the Denver area is hoping to transform the way women receive care – one patient at a time.

'Dire' situation continues in Central African Republic

May 21, 2014 / 15:57 pm

An ongoing lack of security in the Central African Republic is among the challenges facing those who long for peace, said a relief agency staff member who recently visited the violence-ridden nation.

Satanic black mass 'postponed indefinitely' amid outcry

May 12, 2014 / 17:05 pm

A satanic black mass re-enactment being planned by a student group at Harvard University has been ‘postponed indefinitely’ and will not take place May 12.

Harvard black mass raises questions about application of tolerance

May 12, 2014 / 12:43 pm

Harvard University’s acceptance of a satanic black mass re-enactment on campus raises larger questions of tolerance and whether it is being applied selectively, scholars say.

Satanic mass organizers: Catholic outcry paranoid, intolerant

May 9, 2014 / 11:10 am

A Harvard student group organizing a re-enactment of a satanic black mass on campus has dismissed Catholic critics, calling their views arrogant and their objections ignorant and intolerant.

Priest sees deluge of support against Harvard 'black mass'

May 8, 2014 / 16:09 pm

A Harvard chaplain says a student group's plans to re-enact a satanic black mass on campus has elicited a strong response, and he is encouraging the Catholic community to engage in prayer and witness.

US draws fire over 'ineffective' policy toward Boko Haram

May 8, 2014 / 03:11 am

The Boko Haram kidnapping of hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls follows years of “ineffective” U.S. policy and analysis that ignored the Islamist extremists’ motives, one critic says.

Ads bring Church's message to mainstream NY radio

Apr 21, 2014 / 16:02 pm

Lay Catholics on the East Coast have teamed up with a prominent cardinal to create ads for secular radio proclaiming the Church’s message to an audience who may not otherwise hear it.

Twenty years after genocide, Church helps Rwanda heal

Apr 7, 2014 / 10:45 am

Boniface Hakizimana lives in a rural area of Southern Rwanda. He lives peacefully with the widow next door, Viviane N'Habimana. They help each other and support each other when difficulties arise.

Valentine effort promotes authentic love to college students

Feb 13, 2014 / 12:08 pm

A nationwide campaign leading up to Valentine’s Day is encouraging college students to seek meaningful relationships and develop a healthy understanding of love and sexuality.

Central African Republic mired in violence amid threat of genocide

Dec 10, 2013 / 16:55 pm

A year of violence threatening the stability of the Central African Republic has escalated in recent weeks, leaving more than one million people in need amidst calls for foreign aid and warnings of the potential for genocide.Central African Republic mired in violence amid genocide threat

Project Rachel founder 'delighted' with new bishops' staff position

Nov 25, 2013 / 13:50 pm

The founder of Project Rachel says she is extremely pleased by the U.S. bishops’ decision to create a full-time staff position to work with the post-abortion healing ministry.

US bishops' president: Pope calls us to 'see the person first'

Nov 22, 2013 / 04:24 am

The new leader of the U.S. bishops said that Pope Francis is calling Catholics to follow Christ in the Gospels through a personal encounter with the most vulnerable in society.

Greatest obstacles to evangelization are 'our own hearts'

Nov 19, 2013 / 04:06 am

In the fight to eradicate material problems such as poverty and drugs, we must work to remove the spiritual obstacles in our own hearts, said Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia.

New book collects memories of Pope Francis from Argentina

Oct 2, 2013 / 16:01 pm

A new book on the Holy Father gathers insights and recollections from 20 people across Argentina who knew Pope Francis as a seminarian, priest and bishop in Buenos Aires.

New Catholic Voices head eager to help share Church's message

Sep 24, 2013 / 15:23 pm

The new head of a Catholic communications training group says he hopes to help the faithful present the complex truths of the Gospel in understandable ways amid a sometimes hostile modern world.

No real cooperation from women's religious group, author says

Aug 24, 2013 / 05:02 am

Despite a shift in tone, virtually no progress has been made toward the Vatican's goals for the reform of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, says an author who has closely followed the group.

Cardinal Turkson links care for environment, human life

Jul 30, 2013 / 11:18 am

Respect for the environment is a matter of justice, connected to respect for human life and founded upon our relationship with God and his creation, said Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana.

Polish pilgrims already anticipating Krakow 2016

Jul 30, 2013 / 08:38 am

With the final Mass of World Youth Day 2013 barely coming to a close, young people from Poland were already thinking about the next time the event will be held - in their home country.