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

Vatican Nativity scene will reflect southern Italy cave setting

Dec 14, 2012 / 11:00 am

This Christmas season visitors to St. Peter’s Square will get a chance to see a Nativity scene that is set amid a famous city of ancient cave dwellings from southern Italy.

Retired Richmond bishop dies at age 84

Dec 13, 2012 / 15:35 pm

Bishop emeritus Walter F. Sullivan of Richmond, Va., a prominent advocate of social issues, passed away on Dec. 11at his Virginia home after recently being diagnosed with inoperable liver cancer.

Drury Hotel founder says faith, family shape business decisions

Dec 13, 2012 / 04:01 am

Missouri business executive Charles Drury, who helped found the hotel chain that bears his name, attributes his success to a firm reliance on God and a willingness to value family over material possessions.

Mennonite-owned wood manufacturer sues over contraception mandate

Dec 11, 2012 / 17:41 pm

Three Mennonite Christians who own a wood manufacturing company in Pennsylvania have filed a lawsuit challenging the federal contraception mandate for threatening their right to religious freedom.

New project allows Congress members to adopt conscience prisoners

Dec 11, 2012 / 02:06 am

A new initiative in the nation’s capital invites members of Congress to “adopt” international prisoners of conscience to advocate for their release and to highlight the importance of human rights and religious liberty.

US bishops recommend prayers for Year of Faith

Dec 9, 2012 / 16:05 pm

By working to enrich their prayer lives, Catholics can grow closer to Christ and more deeply live out the Year of Faith, said the U.S. bishops' leader on matters of evangelization.

Family advocates pleased Supreme Court will hear marriage cases

Dec 7, 2012 / 16:13 pm

Supporters of marriage and family welcomed the Supreme Court’s announcement that it will review both state and federal cases about the definition of marriage in the coming months.

Supreme Court to hear marriage cases on DOMA, Prop 8

Dec 7, 2012 / 14:07 pm

In a move that could have wide-reaching consequences, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it will hear two cases involving the redefinition of marriage next year.

Criticisms of Bishop Finn described as misleading, dishonest

Dec 7, 2012 / 04:08 am

Calls for the resignation of Bishop Robert W. Finn of Kansas City-St. Joseph that have gained media attention are exaggerated and do not depict the real situation in the diocese, according to local Catholics.

Bishops building movement for life, marriage and religious freedom

Dec 7, 2012 / 00:21 am

The U.S. bishops have announced a five-part pastoral strategy that is aimed at creating a movement dedicated to penance and prayer for a renewed culture of life, marriage and religious freedom.

Cincinnati Catholic charities stress public-private partnership

Dec 6, 2012 / 02:24 am

Leaders of 11 Catholic human services providers from the Archdiocese of Cincinnati are calling on lawmakers to protect the poor from the “fiscal cliff” by safeguarding funding to the programs that serve those in need.

Catholic charity groups welcome Pope's call for fidelity

Dec 5, 2012 / 15:40 pm

Leaders of Catholic charities in the U.S. reaffirmed Pope Benedict's recent message on the need to remain firmly rooted in the Gospel and Catholic identity while reaching out to serve those in need.

Chinese pro-life activist calls for reform, international attention

Dec 4, 2012 / 10:15 am

The deteriorating human rights situation in China should inspire action on the part of the Chinese government and people, as well as the international community, said pro-life advocate Chen Guangcheng.

Pro-life leaders ask GOP to stand strong on abortion

Dec 3, 2012 / 16:20 pm

Top pro-life advocates are calling on the Republican Party to maintain its pro-life stance despite calls from some to back off from the position in the wake of the presidential election.

Pittsburgh bishop remains hopeful despite mandate lawsuit dismissal

Nov 30, 2012 / 15:52 pm

Federal judges in Pittsburgh and Nashville dismissed Catholic lawsuits challenging the federal contraception mandate, but acknowledged that the suits can be re-filed when the regulation is more imminent.

Catholics strongly support new Mass translation after first year

Nov 30, 2012 / 04:05 am

One year after the Church introduced revisions to the English-language liturgy, an overwhelming majority of Catholics continue to view the changes in a positive light.

Bishops decry Congo violence, urge international help

Nov 28, 2012 / 04:02 am

Leaders of the Catholic Church in Africa are calling for humanitarian aid and peace efforts in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo after rebel forces captured a major city.

Leader of Anglican ordinariate recalls joy of first year

Nov 27, 2012 / 15:02 pm

Almost a year after being appointed to shepherd Anglican communities seeking to join the Catholic Church, Monsignor Jeffrey N. Steenson says the past months have been showered with blessings.

DC campaign points to Jesus as perfect Christmas gift

Nov 27, 2012 / 12:37 pm

A successful Advent initiative in Washington, D.C., is urging people to use the true meaning of the Christmas season to learn more about the Catholic faith and grow closer to Christ.

Court ordered to hear Christian college's health care challenge

Nov 26, 2012 / 15:48 pm

The Supreme Court has ordered a federal court of appeals to consider a Christian college's claim that its religious freedom is threatened by forced funding of abortion under the health care reform law.