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

Besieged Massachusetts pro-life pregnancy centers rally at state capitol

Jun 27, 2024 / 14:50 pm

Clinic leaders and women who have been helped by pro-life pregnancy centers testified to the variety of ways these resources have helped them.

Trenton Catholic Charities apologizes for sponsoring ‘beyond the gender binary’ book reading

Jun 25, 2024 / 06:00 am

“It is important to note that this event took place without the knowledge of or approval by [Trenton] Bishop David M. O’Connell, CM,” a spokeswoman said.

Will Harvard return an alleged third-century relic of St. Sebastian to the Church?

Jun 17, 2024 / 07:00 am

The Ivy League university is currently in the process of returning Indigenous human remains in its possession to those with cultural, ancestral, or religious ties to them.

Boston Celtics head coach, now in NBA finals, treasures his Catholic faith

Jun 14, 2024 / 11:30 am

A devout Catholic, Joe Mazzulla is in his second season as head coach for the Boston franchise. Here’s how he has publicly expressed his faith over his career.

Locked up: Meet the elderly and infirm women now in prison for pro-life activism

Jun 6, 2024 / 15:45 pm

Jean Marshall, 74, and three other women with major health issues spoke with CNA about their imprisonment and their treatment by the justice system.

Another elderly pro-life activist sentenced to two years in prison

May 31, 2024 / 18:40 pm

Paulette Harlow, 75, was sentenced to two years in jail Friday after being convicted last November of participating in a pro-life blockade of an abortion clinic.

Harrison Butker supported by Kansas City bishop, prominent Catholics amid speech backlash

May 16, 2024 / 18:37 pm

Butker, 28, who has been outspoken about his Catholic faith during his career, received backlash for sharing his views on gender, abortion, euthanasia, and IVF.

From the Washington Post to the Maronite convent: Meet Mother Marla Marie

May 4, 2024 / 06:00 am

“I wanted to be a journalist to spread the truth,” Mother Marla said of her time at the Washington Post. “But I just felt like this was against my faith.”

Coast Guard chaplain reassigned after failure to report on sexual misconduct case

Apr 30, 2024 / 17:10 pm

Capt. (Father) Daniel Mode, who remains a priest in good standing, has been reassigned to an “administrative position” in the U.S. Navy Chief of Chaplains Office.

Catholic parishioner stabbed outside Mass celebrated by San Francisco archbishop

Apr 25, 2024 / 16:45 pm

Twenty-five-year-old Marko Asaulyuk of San Francisco was charged with attempted murder and eight counts of assault with a deadly weapon.

Biden DOJ report: ‘No malicious intent’ behind leaked FBI memo targeting traditional Catholics

Apr 19, 2024 / 18:00 pm

FBI analysts denied targeting anyone for practicing their faith, with one saying suggestions that his motivations included anti-Catholic bias are “patently false.”

Secular university’s head of Holocaust studies finds ‘warmer welcome’ at Catholic university

Apr 19, 2024 / 11:50 am

“To my surprise as both a scholar and a Jew, I feel a warmer welcome and more commonality of purpose at a Catholic institution than at Clark, a secular one.”

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.