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

Investigation concludes on alleged Fulton Sheen miracle

Dec 13, 2011 / 04:02 am

A Dec. 11 Mass in Peoria, Ill. marked the official conclusion of an investigation tribunal into an alleged miracle that many attribute to the intercession of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen.

Hispanic bishops call on Americans to see Christ in immigrants

Dec 12, 2011 / 23:03 pm

Hispanic bishops from 33 different U.S. dioceses thanked immigrants for their contributions to society and called on all Americans to welcome newcomers with respect and Christ-like love.

US religious freedom commission prepares to shut down

Dec 11, 2011 / 16:03 pm

The chairman of a federal commission that promotes religious freedom warned that if Congress does not reauthorize the group by next week, international results could be “catastrophic.”

Medical experts blast claim that nuns need contraception

Dec 10, 2011 / 06:05 am

An article claiming that nuns should use contraception to lower their risk of breast, ovarian and uterine cancers drew criticism from medical professionals who say the study’s basis is seriously flawed.

Students rally behind Catholic school teacher with leukemia

Dec 8, 2011 / 23:52 pm

Kate Truax, a beloved literature teacher for fifth, sixth and seventh graders at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School in Bethesda, Md. is receiving an outpouring of support from her students as she undergoes treatment for leukemia.

Report challenges Jesuit universities’ 'sexual diversity' conference

Dec 7, 2011 / 01:13 am

A new report by the Cardinal Newman Society says a conference series hosted by two Jesuit universities appears to question and even undermine Church teaching on sexuality and marriage.

New translation is opportunity to grow in faith, stress Catholic leaders

Dec 6, 2011 / 22:49 pm

A panel of liturgical experts recently noted that the early weeks of using the new English translation of the Roman Missal should be an occasion for Catholics to grow deeper in their understanding of the Mass.

Free speech questions surface after Clinton's invitation to Muslim group

Dec 6, 2011 / 12:51 pm

A religious liberty expert is concerned that the U.S. State Department appears to be collaborating with a group that has worked to outlaw criticism of Islam around the world.

After ABC interview, Gingrich insists life starts at conception

Dec 5, 2011 / 13:17 pm

After drawing criticism for suggesting that human life begins at implantation, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich reaffirmed his commitment to protecting human life from conception.

Irish pub owner reflects on God’s guidance in his life

Dec 3, 2011 / 06:16 am

For Irish immigrant Pat Troy, “faith is everything.” At age 70, Troy is surrounded by his family and friends and owns Ireland’s Own, a thriving pub in Alexandria, Virginia.

US House questions decision to cut bishops' human trafficking funds

Dec 1, 2011 / 18:07 pm

The U.S. House of Representatives opened an investigative hearing on Dec. 1 into whether or not the Department of Health and Human Services was justified in denying grants to the U.S. bishop's human trafficking fund.

Catholic advocates promote tax credits for tuition

Dec 1, 2011 / 08:31 am

Leaders at a Nov. 30 conference in Washington, D.C. argued that tax credits for education benefit not only the students involved but the entire community.

Catholic University single-sex dorm complaint dismissed

Dec 1, 2011 / 03:51 am

The D.C. Office of Human Rights has dismissed a complaint that The Catholic University of America’s single-sex dorm policy constitutes unlawful discrimination under the district’s Human Rights Act.

Sunday Mass is Thanksgiving meal with Christ, says Cardinal O’Malley

Nov 24, 2011 / 07:16 am

Weekly Mass attendance for Catholics should be a “commitment of love” like the celebration of Thanksgiving dinner, said Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley of Boston.

Republican candidates say nation must return to God

Nov 22, 2011 / 04:14 am

America must regain its reliance on God and elect a leader who embodies this value in order to succeed as a nation, said Republican presidential candidates at a recent forum.

Bishop Vann given key role in forming former Episcopal priests

Nov 17, 2011 / 09:01 am

Bishop Kevin W. Vann of Fort Worth will serve as the new delegate for the pastoral provision, a process that allows former Anglican priests, including those who are married, to become diocesan priests in the U.S. Catholic Church.

US archbishop explains use of new translation outside of Mass

Nov 17, 2011 / 01:49 am

Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond of New Orleans, head of the U.S. bishop's committee on divine worship, clarified how the new translation of the Roman Missal should be used in services and rites outside of the Mass.

Bishops want religious liberty and evangelization to be priorities

Nov 16, 2011 / 12:58 pm

Religious liberty and evangelizing in the increasingly secular American culture topped the list of issues that the U.S. bishops proposed as new priorities for their 2013-2016 strategic planning cycle.

Cardinal DiNardo praises Project Rachel's post-abortion healing ministry

Nov 16, 2011 / 04:05 am

Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo emphasized Nov. 15 how important the Church’s post-abortion counseling ministry Project Rachel is and said that it must play a role in the New Evangelization.

US bishops choose new secretary-elect, committee heads at fall meeting

Nov 15, 2011 / 23:28 pm

The U.S. bishops conference chose Archbishop J. Peter Sartain of Seattle as their new secretary-elect, who will also serve as chairman of the conference’s Committee on Priorities and Plans.