Joe Bukuras

Joe Bukuras

Joseph Bukuras is a journalist at the Catholic News Agency.  Joe has prior experience working in state and federal government, in non-profits, and Catholic education. He has contributed to an array of publications and his reporting has been cited by leading news sources, including the New York Times and the Washington Post. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the Catholic University of America. He is based out of the Boston area.

Articles by Joe Bukuras

Divine Mercy Sunday 2024: How to obtain a plenary indulgence

Apr 3, 2024 / 06:00 am

St. John Paul II and St. Maria Faustina Kowalska both became saints, and they were both instrumental in the institution of Divine Mercy Sunday. 

UPDATE: English Catholic priest vindicated for ‘pro-life’ opinion in end-of-life case

Feb 16, 2024 / 17:00 pm

Father Patrick Pullicino, an English Catholic priest and neurologist, has been vindicated after being investigated by a U.K. medical regulation agency.

Major expansions coming to Belmont Abbey College after fundraising feat

Feb 13, 2024 / 14:45 pm

The North Carolina school quickly hit its fundraising goal of $100 million two years ahead of schedule.

Cremation of DC’s five late-term aborted babies halted, law firm says

Feb 12, 2024 / 16:45 pm

The secular pro-life group Progressive Anti-Abortion Uprising (PAAU) originally obtained the remains of the aborted babies in March 2022.

Winner, winner, Rice-A-Roni dinner? Bishops bet on the Super Bowl

Feb 10, 2024 / 06:00 am

Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph Bishop James Johnston and San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone made their friendly wager on Friday. 

Ted Cruz demands DC preserve bodies of five late-term aborted babies for investigation

Feb 9, 2024 / 18:40 pm

Dozens of federal lawmakers and pro-life activists have called for an investigation and autopsy to determine if the babies were killed in violation of federal law.

Brother and sister who are bishop and nun say faithful parents helped foster vocations

Feb 9, 2024 / 15:15 pm

For Bishop William Byrne and his sibling Sister Dede Byrne, it was their parents’ daily devotion to the Eucharist that helped foster openness to religious life.

Carmelite nuns move from New York to Florida in pursuit of ‘silence and solitude’

Feb 8, 2024 / 17:10 pm

“Prayerful greetings from sunny Florida!” a February message on the religious community’s website said. 

Pro-life groups ask Congress to ‘intervene’ in disposal of aborted baby bodies

Feb 8, 2024 / 09:37 am

The secular pro-life group Progressive Anti-Abortion Uprising (PAAU) originally obtained the remains of the aborted babies in March 2022.

Pediatric pushback on ‘trans kids’ treatments

Feb 7, 2024 / 18:40 pm

Youth who identify as a gender other than their biological sex have high rates of mental health issues, the American College of Pediatricians said.

Remains of DC aborted babies reportedly to be destroyed with no chance of autopsy

Feb 6, 2024 / 17:40 pm

Federal lawmakers and pro-life activists have called for an investigation and autopsy to determine the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003 was violated.

Freedom of religion is ‘deteriorating’ in Hong Kong, new report says

Feb 6, 2024 / 11:30 am

The Chinese government is now tightening its grip on the region of more than 7 million residents, a Jan. 30 report on religious persecution said.

Cardinal Zen discusses his new book for Lent and concerns for the Church

Feb 2, 2024 / 16:22 pm

In an interview with Raymond Arroyo, Cardinal Joseph Zen discussed his new book “Cardinal Zen’s Lenten Reflections” and recent matters within the Church.

National Prayer Breakfast brings politicians together ‘in the spirit of Jesus’

Feb 1, 2024 / 17:35 pm

At the 2024 National Prayer Breakfast, the nation’s top political leaders prayed for guidance, safety, reconciliation, and unity.

U.S. Supreme Court to hear major abortion pill case in March

Jan 31, 2024 / 15:24 pm

The decision in the case could determine whether the abortion pill mifepristone can be prescribed by telemedicine or sent through the mail. 

Maryland bishops denounce assisted-suicide bill

Jan 31, 2024 / 13:25 pm

“We are deeply disappointed to learn that once again the Maryland General Assembly will debate whether to legalize physician-assisted suicide,” the bishops said.

Amid chaplain shortage, military archdiocese appoints new vocations director

Jan 30, 2024 / 14:40 pm

The Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, has appointed a new interim vocations director to focus on recruiting more Catholic chaplains to address the shortage of priests.

Catholic University fires professor who hosted ‘abortion doula’ in class

Jan 30, 2024 / 13:53 pm

An email from the school’s president, Peter Kilpatrick, obtained by CNA said that the school began an investigation into the controversy last week.

Six pro-lifers face FACE Act charges in Tennessee, could see 11 years in jail

Jan 26, 2024 / 16:30 pm

The activists were videotaped walking into an abortion clinic and blocking access to the door by sitting in front of it. 

Catholic by the numbers: New religious brothers and sisters have a lot in common

Jan 25, 2024 / 17:30 pm

A new survey report polled 48 religious brothers and priests and 53 religious sisters in the U.S. who professed perpetual vows in 2023.