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

US House begins investigation into Planned Parenthood

Sep 29, 2011 / 04:12 am

The U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce has launched an investigation into the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and its affiliates to determine whether the organization is violating regulations on taxpayer funding or failing to report criminal activity.

As norms for communion change, bishop's role emphasized

Sep 29, 2011 / 01:08 am

The new General Instruction of the Roman Missal allows more freedom for bishops to determine norms for the distribution of communion under both forms within their diocese, said liturgist Fr. John Muir.

New alliance supports those threatened for defending marriage

Sep 26, 2011 / 15:40 pm

The National Organization for Marriage announced Sept. 23 that it is launching the Marriage Anti-Defamation Alliance, a new project to defend the freedom to express one’s belief that marriage should be the union of a man and woman without fear of harassment or punishment.

Researcher sees threat of ‘global aging’ in latest data

Sep 26, 2011 / 14:36 pm

The phenomenon of “global aging” poses serious problems for the world if nothing is done to promote and protect strong families, according to an analysis of the latest U.N. population data.

Researchers appeal embryonic stem cell ruling

Sep 25, 2011 / 16:17 pm

Adult stem cell researchers have filed an appeal in a lawsuit seeking to end federal funding for embryo-destroying stem cell research.

US ban on human embryo patents draws praise

Sep 24, 2011 / 15:44 pm

Pro-life leaders welcomed the recent passage of the “Weldon Patent Ban,” which makes permanent a prohibition on patenting human embryos. Previously, the ban had to be annually renewed.

US bishops warn Obama of national conflict over failure to uphold DOMA

Sep 22, 2011 / 12:45 pm

Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan, president of the U.S. Catholic bishops’ conference, urged President Obama and his administration to end their attack on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and the religious freedom of those who support it.

Indianapolis archbishop retires early for health reasons

Sep 21, 2011 / 08:14 am

Today Pope Benedict XVI accepted the early resignation of Archbishop Daniel M. Buechlein of Indianapolis due to health issues.

Cardinal Wuerl urges theologians to draw on tradition for New Evangelization

Sep 19, 2011 / 13:03 pm

At a summit this past weekend in Washington, D.C., Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl encouraged theologians involved in re-evangelizing formerly Christian areas to be “rooted authentically in the Good News.”

Pope gives New Hampshire Catholics new bishop

Sep 19, 2011 / 10:23 am

Catholics in New Hampshire received a new bishop from Pope Benedict XVI on Sept. 19. Auxiliary Bishop Peter A. Libasci of Rockville Centre, N.Y. will serve as the 10th bishop of Manchester, N.H.

Symposium prepares theologians for New Evangelization

Sep 16, 2011 / 17:58 pm

Theology professors at a symposium held in the nation’s capital were told that they must combine faith and reason to create a new apologetics based on the love of God.

Fr. Pavone considering founding new religious order

Sep 15, 2011 / 15:36 pm

Father Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, has said that if his bishop does not allow him to return to full-time pro-life work, he will consider being incardinated in a different diocese or founding a religious order to continue his pro-life ministry.

Report on international religious freedom draws praise, concern

Sep 15, 2011 / 11:50 am

The U.S. State Department’s recent Report on International Religious Freedom is eliciting both praise for its efforts to promote religious rights around the world and criticism for not doing enough.

Archbishop Sambi remembered for life of service

Sep 14, 2011 / 15:10 pm

Catholic bishops and lay people gathered Sept. 14 in Washington, D.C. to remember the life of Archbishop Pietro Sambi, a man who was described as having Christ's cross "engraved upon his heart."

Fr. Pavone appeals suspension by his bishop to Rome

Sep 13, 2011 / 12:51 pm

Father Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, says he has begun the process of appealing his suspension from active ministry outside the Diocese of Amarillo.

Fidelity of new pastoral ministry program at University of Dallas questioned (Updated)

Mar 6, 2011 / 14:36 pm

Hundreds of students at the University of Dallas are questioning the idea of courses for a new degree in pastoral ministry being taught by teachers from the School of Ministry, after one critic alleged some of them have publicly disagreed with Church teaching.

Presence of youth prominent at DC March for Life

Jan 26, 2011 / 01:11 am

Hundreds of thousands of people gathered in Washington, D.C. for the annual March for Life on Jan. 24. People of all ages filled the streets, including a large number of young adults who came to show their support for the dignity of all human life.

Pioneer community of fraternas in Denver turns 10

Jul 3, 2009 / 12:28 pm

On the evening of June 12, a small group of consecrated laywomen celebrated the 10th anniversary of their apostolic ministry in the Archdiocese of Denver.  The Marian Community of Reconciliation, called fraternas, arrived in Denver from Latin America on Dec. 12, 1998, and were the first of their community to establish roots in the United States.