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

Pope approves US Anglican ordinariate launch for Jan. 1

Nov 15, 2011 / 16:15 pm

Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl announced today that an Anglican ordinariate in the United States will be canonically erected on Jan. 1, 2012, the Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God.

Blesseds John Paul II, Marianne Cope added to US liturgical calendar

Nov 15, 2011 / 15:10 pm

The U.S. bishops approved adding optional memorials for Blessed Pope John Paul II and Blessed Marianne Cope to the U.S. Proper of Saints calendar.

DOMA unlikely to disappear before 2012 elections

Nov 14, 2011 / 19:41 pm

Despite multiple legislative and judicial efforts to fight the Defense of Marriage Act, senators and legal experts agree that the law will most likely not be repealed in coming months.

New nuncio says Pope places ‘great hope’ in US Church

Nov 14, 2011 / 17:23 pm

The new apostolic nuncio to the United States extended Pope Benedict’s love and greetings to the Catholic Church in America in his first address to the U.S. bishops since his Oct. 19 appointment.

Bishop Lori calls on US bishops to fight for religious freedom

Nov 14, 2011 / 16:55 pm

The U.S. bishops must be “watchmen for the Church” in defending religious freedom, said Bishop William E. Lori of Bridgeport, Conn., head of the bishops’ new committee on religious liberty.

Catholic Church must renew its appeal, Archbishop Dolan tells conference

Nov 14, 2011 / 11:10 am

The U.S. bishops must work to “renew the appeal of the Church,” which has wounds, like Christ did, said Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan in his first presidential address to the bishops' conference.

Senate requests details on HHS denial of grant to bishops

Nov 12, 2011 / 05:44 am

Twenty-seven U.S. senators requested information on how the Department of Health and Human Services graded applicants for anti-trafficking grants and asked why the U.S. bishops’ Migration and Refugee Services was denied one.

Book outlines threat of Muslim blasphemy laws to free speech

Nov 10, 2011 / 01:26 am

A new book on blasphemy and apostasy laws shows the dangers that intolerant policies pose to freedom of speech in both Muslim countries and the Western world.

Clarence Thomas says religious display rulings are in 'shambles'

Nov 8, 2011 / 00:56 am

Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas denounced his colleagues’ decision not to hear a case that would have allowed them to establish a clear standard for judging religious displays on government property. 

Mississippi prepares to vote on Personhood Amendment

Nov 5, 2011 / 05:29 am

An upcoming Mississippi ballot initiative will give voters the chance to extend the legal definition of “person” to include unborn children, from the beginning of their biological development.

Group says faith should be respected in 2012 election

Nov 3, 2011 / 15:38 pm

A group of nearly 40 Catholic lay individuals has issued a statement urging “harmony and understanding among all faiths” in the upcoming U.S. presidential election and “rejecting bigoted questions and comments about personal religious beliefs.”

Catholic human trafficking outreach lost funds after HHS officials intervened

Nov 2, 2011 / 17:28 pm

New information about the Department of Health and Human Services’ failure to renew a $19 million grant to the U.S. Catholic bishops’ program for human trafficking victims has prompted complaints of religious discrimination.

Cain maintains Planned Parenthood has racist roots

Oct 31, 2011 / 15:27 pm

Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain reaffirmed his opposition to Planned Parenthood, an organization that he describes as the perpetrator of a black genocide.

Experts predict erosion of society, religious liberty if DOMA is repealed

Oct 31, 2011 / 13:01 pm

Marriage advocates are warning that a repeal of the U.S. Defense of Marriage Act could have disastrous consequences for the nation, including the further erosion of religious liberty and a continued effort to legalize multiple-partner relationships.

Newt Gingrich describes importance of faith in political decisions

Oct 29, 2011 / 05:58 am

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich said Catholics should pray about the decision of whom to support for public office and then vote according to their consciences.

Discrimination against Muslims charge 'without foundation,' Catholic University says

Oct 28, 2011 / 15:25 pm

A formal legal complaint filed against Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. is being strongly denounced by both Catholics and Muslims, who deny that Muslim students are being discriminated against by the university’s display of Catholic imagery and symbolism.

For Santorum, faith and reason are benchmarks for politics

Oct 27, 2011 / 01:03 am

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum says that reason does not conflict with his Catholic faith, but rather works with it to guide his political decisions.

Bishop Lori testifies on threats to religious liberty, urges action

Oct 26, 2011 / 17:30 pm

The U.S. bishops’ point man on religious liberty urged the U.S. Congress to protect the right to religious freedom in America because of several actions taken by the Obama administration.

New Theological College rector sees priesthood experiencing renewal

Oct 26, 2011 / 01:19 am

The newly-installed rector of Theological College in Washington, D.C. believes the priesthood in the U.S. has entered a period of renewal and that this will help revitalize the rest of the Church.

Blessed John Paul II Seminary dedicated in DC

Oct 24, 2011 / 14:58 pm

Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of Washington, D.C. dedicated the new Blessed John Paul II Seminary at a Mass on Oct. 22, the first feast day of the recently beatified Pope.