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

Mandate changes insufficient, say religious liberty groups

Feb 2, 2013 / 16:27 pm

 Religious freedom advocates throughout the country are voicing disappointment at suggested changes to the federal contraception mandate aimed at resolving freedom of conscience concerns.

HHS offers minor revisions, clarifications on mandate

Feb 1, 2013 / 11:59 am

Proposed changes to the federal contraception mandate would slightly expand an existing exemption, while defining the terms of an “accommodation” for many non-profit religious groups.

Democrats for Life challenge New York abortion law

Jan 25, 2013 / 02:05 am

A group of pro-life Democrats is protesting radical abortion legislation in New York, as well as assertions that there is no place for them in the Democratic Party.

Strong college presence expected at March for Life

Jan 24, 2013 / 17:02 pm

Catholic colleges and universities will be well-represented at this year’s March for Life, according to announcements by pro-life campus groups across the country.

Imprisoned Christian pastor banned from trial

Jan 24, 2013 / 00:02 am

An American citizen imprisoned in Iran for his Christian faith has been barred from attending his own trial and faces serious danger, warned a legal team monitoring his case.

Lawmakers lament 40 years of legalized abortion

Jan 23, 2013 / 17:02 pm

Pro-life politicians from across the country reflected on four decades of legal abortion in America, offering prayers and the promise of renewed efforts to build a culture of life.

After 40 years of abortion, bishops voice sorrow, hope

Jan 22, 2013 / 17:02 pm

Church leaders across the U.S. expressed both grief and renewed determination on the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion throughout America.

Women recount pain, suffering following abortions

Jan 22, 2013 / 14:35 pm

Forty years after abortion was legalized throughout America, women who have been victims of the procedure are speaking out about the trauma and suffering it has caused in their lives.

Cardinal finds prayer, penance needed for end of abortion

Jan 22, 2013 / 04:04 am

Prayers and penitential hearts must be at the foundation of efforts to restore a genuine respect for life in America, observed Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley of Boston.

Obama says 'gay marriage' necessary for national progress

Jan 21, 2013 / 17:03 pm

As he entered his second term as U.S. President, Barack Obama stressed the need to modernize American values through changes such as a redefinition of marriage.

Cardinal says MLK's witness shows need for cultural conscience

Jan 21, 2013 / 12:17 pm

The momentous life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., indicate the important role of faith as the conscience of society, said Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of Washington, D.C.

Possible Vatican ambassador picks draw concern

Jan 18, 2013 / 04:05 am

Amid speculation over the next U.S. ambassador to the Vatican, concerns have been raised about the possibility of appointing individuals known for criticizing the views of the bishops.

Pew survey on abortion attitudes criticized as misleading

Jan 17, 2013 / 17:02 pm

A U.S. pro-life leader says a new study showing alleged support for legalized abortion among Americans is in fact exaggerated and unclear.

'Religious Freedom Day' prompts renewed opposition to mandate

Jan 17, 2013 / 02:01 am

President Barack Obama’s designation of a national Religious Freedom Day is leading to calls for his administration to show greater respect for the conscience rights of Americans.

US asked to intervene for Christian citizen jailed in Iran

Jan 16, 2013 / 16:55 pm

A U.S. citizen imprisoned in Iran for his Christian faith could face execution if the government is not pressured to release him, warned an international religious freedom advocacy group.

Alabama Supreme Court recognizes unborn as 'children'

Jan 15, 2013 / 17:02 pm

An Alabama Supreme Court decision recognizing the unborn as persons deserving of legal protections could have significant implications in ending abortion in the U.S., say pro-life advocates.

Bishops announce prayer, pilgrimage campaign for life

Jan 15, 2013 / 11:29 am

The U.S. bishops are inviting the faithful to participate in “Nine Days of Prayer, Penance and Pilgrimage” surrounding the 40th anniversary of legalized abortion throughout America.

Stanford Law School launches religious liberty clinic

Jan 14, 2013 / 17:05 pm

Beginning this term, students at Stanford Law School have the opportunity to gain knowledge and real-world experience by participating in the nation’s first religious liberty clinic.

US called on to lead in Israel-Palestine peace efforts

Jan 12, 2013 / 16:02 pm

Religious leaders from across the United States asked the Obama administration to make peace efforts between Israel and Palestine a priority over the next four years.

Haiti rebuilding efforts continue three years after quake

Jan 11, 2013 / 16:03 pm

Three years after the island nation of Haiti was rocked by a devastating earthquake, efforts to rebuild the local Church have made progress, but there is still much to be done.