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

Ahead of major abortion vote, thousands to descend on Ohio’s capital for March for Life 

Oct 3, 2023 / 18:15 pm

This Friday, thousands will be marching in Ohio ahead of a vote on a constitutional amendment on Nov. 7 that proposes to enshrine abortion rights into law.

Maronite bishop: ‘I hope the synod will focus on servant leadership’

Oct 3, 2023 / 13:00 pm

Maronite Bishop Gregory Mansour said the Synod on Synodality can be a “source” of progress for the Church in “deepening our unity” and servant leadership.

Theodore McCarrick to undergo competency exam for Wisconsin criminal case

Sep 29, 2023 / 18:25 pm

The alleged victim in the Wisconsin case was also the one in a recently dropped Massachusetts criminal case.

New study shows that now almost two-thirds of US Catholics believe in Real Presence 

Sep 29, 2023 / 18:05 pm

As the U.S. Church continues its Eucharistic revival, a CARA study suggests there is positive movement when it comes to belief in Catholic teaching on the Eucharist.

Names of accused in Maryland AG’s sex abuse report on Baltimore Archdiocese are released

Sep 27, 2023 / 18:10 pm

The report outlines a four-year investigation of the Archdiocese of Baltimore that alleges more than 600 children were abused by 156 individuals.

Cardinal Dolan says Biden ‘doesn’t take my calls’ on migrant crisis in New York City

Sep 26, 2023 / 16:08 pm

Cardinal Timothy Dolan said in an interview that President Joe Biden is not responding to his calls or letters about the “tragic, broken” migrant system in the U.S.

Bishop Strickland: ‘no communication from Rome’ following apostolic visitation

Sep 22, 2023 / 12:25 pm

Bishop Joseph Strickland said if Pope Francis were to remove him from office he would respect the Holy Father’s authority but would not resign if asked. 

Pro-life students harassed by ‘mob’ after VP Kamala Harris talk in North Carolina

Sep 21, 2023 / 14:53 pm

Harris’ speech at North Carolina A&T University on Sept. 15 was part of her “Fight for Our Freedoms College Tour.”

Exclusive interview: Convicted pro-life activist speaks out

Sep 19, 2023 / 17:20 pm

Jonathan Darnel, 41, faces up to 11 years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a $350,000 fine after being charged with a FACE Act offense.

Bishop Robert Barron speaks at Harvard University: ‘The glory of God is man fully alive!’

Sep 18, 2023 / 16:00 pm

The founder of Word on Fire told the gathering on Harvard’s campus “the world is most itself when it has found a relationship to the supreme good, which is God.”

Wisconsin Planned Parenthood resumes abortions after ruling against 1840s abortion statute

Sep 15, 2023 / 17:40 pm

Planned Parenthood said it made the decision to restore abortion services after “consultation with attorneys, physicians, partners, and other stakeholders.”

The Vatican says a newborn martyr had a ‘baptism of blood.’ What does that mean?

Sep 14, 2023 / 12:22 pm

All nine members of the Ulma family, who were murdered by the Nazi regime for sheltering two Jewish families, were beatified Sunday.

Hall of Famer Tony Dungy corrects ‘SportsCenter’: Coco Gauff ‘was praying’

Sep 11, 2023 / 13:10 pm

Pro Football Hall of Famer Tony Dungy took issue with the way ESPN’s “SportsCenter” described tennis player Gauff’s actions following her U.S. Open victory.

‘God was with us on the stairwell’: A hero of 9/11 finds his vocation

Sep 11, 2023 / 05:00 am

The trial of that day, and in the years that followed, uncovered a trial of faith for Deacon Paul Carris.

Second trial of DC pro-life activists who staged protest begins

Sep 6, 2023 / 13:32 pm

The trial follows the conviction of five of the defendants’ peers, who were convicted of conspiracy against rights and a FACE Act offense.

Thousands march for life in London

Sep 5, 2023 / 13:50 pm

The ninth annual march processed through the city of Westminster in London and ended at the Houses of Parliament. 

NFL kicker Harrison Butker and Notre Dame to reward innovative use of Church property 

Sep 5, 2023 / 12:06 pm

The $10,000 award was conceived to recognize and support individuals or organizations with bold ideas to best use for under-utilized Church property.

Wheel of Fortune’s Pat Sajak a key leader at Hillsdale College, a hub for Catholic converts

Sep 3, 2023 / 06:00 am

Hillsdale defines itself as “nonsectarian Christian,” but it has a thriving Catholic community.

Theodore McCarrick: ‘I have trouble with words’

Aug 31, 2023 / 15:30 pm

The former cardinal’s eloquence made him a force in the Catholic Church. Now, his loss for words appears to have spared him from criminal prosecution.

UPDATE: McCarrick’s alleged victim ‘left with nothing’ after ex-prelate ruled incompetent to face trial

Aug 30, 2023 / 12:37 pm

Former cardinal Theodore McCarrick is not competent to stand trial on criminal sexual abuse charges in Massachusetts, a state district judge ruled Wednesday.