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

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. 

Nigerian teen whose Christian conversion triggered death threats granted restraining order

Aug 28, 2023 / 14:45 pm

Following threats by family members, the young woman sought a restraining order against her father and brothers.

Poll: More than 8 in 10 New Jersey parents want to be notified if child identifies as LGBT

Aug 25, 2023 / 14:36 pm

The poll also comes following national polls that indicate a rapidly rising number of young people identify as LGBTQ+.

Names of Baltimore clergy in sexual abuse report can be revealed, judge rules

Aug 24, 2023 / 11:12 am

Maryland Attorney General Anthony Brown will be releasing all but three of the redacted names following last week’s Circuit Court for Baltimore City’s ruling.

South Carolina Supreme Court upholds ‘heartbeat’ abortion ban: ‘Life is winning’

Aug 23, 2023 / 14:23 pm

The ruling ended a circuit court’s injunction that had temporarily blocked the Fetal Heartbeat and Protection from Abortion Act.

Boston Catholic schools leader Thomas Carroll stepping down at end of school year

Aug 22, 2023 / 16:45 pm

A well-known thought leader in Catholic education, Thomas Carroll served as the Boston Archdiocese’s schools superintendent since 2019.

Retired Albany bishop, accused of covering up and committing abuse, has died

Aug 21, 2023 / 14:15 pm

Bishop Howard Hubbard made headlines last year after he announced that he asked the Vatican if he could return to the lay state.