Joe Bukuras

Joe Bukuras

Joseph Bukuras is a staff writer at the Catholic News Agency. Joe holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from The Catholic University of America. He has interned in the U.S. House of Representatives, on a U.S. Senate campaign, in the Massachusetts State House of Representatives, and at the Susan B. Anthony List. He is based out of the Boston area.

Articles by Joe Bukuras

Legislators raise concerns about FBI raid at pro-life family’s home

Sep 27, 2022 / 19:00 pm

Twenty-two members of Congress are demanding an explanation from the Department of Justice after the arrest of a Catholic pro-life leader in front of his wife and children at the family’s home in Pennsylvania last week. 

Amid outcry, FBI disputes account of raid at pro-life Catholic family’s home

Sep 26, 2022 / 15:00 pm

The alleged circumstances of the Sept. 23 arrest of Mark Houck have led to a public outcry about what many view as an unnecessary show of force by the FBI.

This Muslim NBA vet is marching for persecuted Christians on Saturday

Sep 23, 2022 / 11:00 am

Enes Kanter Freedom, a practicing Muslim from Turkey, will be speaking at the Sept. 24 March for the Martyrs in Washington, D.C. 

Florida priest and parish administrator embezzled $1.5 million from parish, police say

Sep 22, 2022 / 15:30 pm

The Diocese of Palm Beach contacted the police department in December 2021, raising concerns about a fraudulent bank account and misappropriation of funds.

Tennessee governor urges investigation of Vanderbilt pediatric transgender clinic

Sep 21, 2022 / 18:00 pm

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has called for an investigation into the Vanderbilt University Medical Center after comments on transgender surgeries.

Pregnancy clinic firebombed in ‘Jane’s Revenge’ attack sues police for surveillance footage

Sep 21, 2022 / 13:45 pm

“It’s Day 106. There have been no arrests,” the head of the CompassCare clinic says, adding, “our patience is at an end.”

Pro-life pregnancy center network calls Elizabeth Warren accusations a political ‘stunt’

Sep 20, 2022 / 16:35 pm

The head of the international network of pro-life pregnancy centers says Democratic leaders are promoting a fabricated narrative based on “unfounded speculation.”

A ‘piece of Lebanon’ comes to Toronto Maronite Catholic church

Sep 18, 2022 / 09:00 am

A replica of the Our Lady of Lebanon statue in Harissa, Lebanon, was blessed at Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Church in Toronto on Sept. 11.

Increase your eucharistic devotion by doing these 7 things, Maronite bishop says

Sep 17, 2022 / 08:00 am

Here are seven ways Bishop Gregory Mansour is asking the faithful of his eparchy to increase their devotion to the Holy Eucharist.

Catholic college official in hot seat for comments about allowing ‘students for choice’ club on campus

Sep 14, 2022 / 08:00 am

Officials at Viterbo University in Wisconsin say the comments were taken out of context and that the school remains strongly pro-life.

Arise to serve others, Pope Francis urges in World Youth Day message

Sep 12, 2022 / 15:00 pm

Pope Francis has released his message ahead of the international World Youth Day next year, imploring young people across the globe to join him in Lisbon, Portugal.

On-campus drag show blasted for mocking Catholic faith prompts investigation

Sep 10, 2022 / 11:22 am

Tennessee Tech University says it is investigating the circumstances surrounding a recent on-campus show by a drag performer dressed like a Franciscan friar.

Male-female roommates at Catholic colleges? These schools are OK with it

Sep 9, 2022 / 12:39 pm

Allowing students of the same biological sex to cohabitate is part of a broader embrace of gender ideology gaining traction on U.S. Catholic campuses.

Our Lady of Fatima statue stolen from Catholic church in NJ found, arrest made

Sep 7, 2022 / 17:00 pm

Parishioners at St. Andrew the Apostle in Gibbsboro, New Jersey, wept when they saw their pastor bring the statue, which was stolen last week, into the chapel.

Our Lady of Fatima statue stolen from Catholic church in New Jersey

Sep 6, 2022 / 16:00 pm

The pastor of St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church in Gibbsboro, New Jersey, is praying the statue is returned before the Nativity of Mary on Sept. 8.

Archdiocese of Washington suspends priest charged with indecent exposure

Sep 2, 2022 / 16:44 pm

A Catholic priest in the Archdiocese of Washington has been placed on administrative leave and suspended from public ministry pending an investigation after he was charged with the misdemeanor offense of indecent exposure Aug. 25. 

Connecticut Catholic bishops condemn anti-Catholic comments by public school official

Aug 31, 2022 / 17:15 pm

Connecticut’s Catholic dioceses have condemned comments made in a video by a public elementary school assistant principal who admitted on hidden camera that he discriminates against Catholics in the hiring process. 

Catholic church in Kansas severely damaged by fire

Aug 30, 2022 / 16:00 pm

Several fire departments battled a blaze at a Catholic church in Fort Scott, Kansas, throughout Monday night and into the early hours of Tuesday morning.

From porn to ‘Padre Pio’: Meet the director who felt drawn to tell the saint’s story

Aug 30, 2022 / 13:45 pm

Abel Ferrara began his movie-making career directing pornogaphy. Now he’s making a movie about Padre Pio.

Shia LaBeouf embraces the Catholic faith: Here's what we know

Aug 27, 2022 / 08:30 am

To better understand the steps necessary to enter the Catholic Church and the actor's spiritual journey, CNA spoke to a canon lawyer and a Franciscan friar who befriended LaBeouf during his "Padre Pio" movie project.