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

Catholic schools’ free lunch funds jeopardized by Biden LGBT rule change

Aug 10, 2022 / 18:00 pm

A reinterpreted discrimination ban puts pressure on schools not aligned with the Biden administration’s LGBTQ agenda that rely on federal funds to feed students from low-income households.

Lightning strike causes major fire damage to historic Illinois Catholic church

Aug 9, 2022 / 15:10 pm

Three firefighters were injured responding to the Aug. 8 fire St. James Catholic Church in Rockford, Illinois.

Meet Michael McGivney Schachle, the miracle baby who helped make his namesake a Blessed

Aug 7, 2022 / 04:00 am

Numerous Catholic dignitaries attended the Knights of Columbus’ annual convention last week, but few could match the star power of 7-year-old Michael McGivney Schachle.

Nashville Dominican Sisters support Hillbilly Thomists on country music’s most famous stage

Aug 4, 2022 / 12:00 pm

The band, made up of Dominican friars, played the Grand Ole Opry on Aug. 1.

Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly calls Knights of Columbus to uphold dignity of life

Aug 2, 2022 / 18:38 pm

Patrick Kelly, Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus, said in his annual report on Tuesday that the organization is doubling down on its efforts to protect life from conception to natural death as part of its dedication to serving those on the most outer margins of society. 

FBI releases photo of suspect in Molotov cocktail attack on Nashville pregnancy center

Aug 1, 2022 / 16:45 pm

An individual threw the explosive device through a window at Hope Clinic for Women on June 30.

Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly discusses the future of the Knights of Columbus

Aug 1, 2022 / 16:40 pm

Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly has an ambitious vision for the Knights of Columbus. 

Massachusetts ordinances target pro-life pregnancy centers

Jul 28, 2022 / 12:45 pm

A new poll that shows that 78% of state residents think abortion should be legal in all or most cases.

University of Michigan medical students walk out on pro-life speaker

Jul 25, 2022 / 16:44 pm

Pro-abortion medical students staged a walkout at the University of Michigan’s white coat ceremony Sunday in order to protest the keynote speaker, who is pro-life.

Cardinal Gregory restricts Traditional Latin Masses to three locations in DC archdiocese

Jul 22, 2022 / 08:00 am

The new policy also requires priests to seek permission to say Mass "ad orientem."

Any arrests so far in attacks on Catholic churches and pro-life pregnancy centers? Here's what we know

Jul 20, 2022 / 16:07 pm

In a recent case, a juvenile was charged in connection with an attack on a parish in Bethesda, Maryland.

Father James Jackson arrested in Kansas

Jul 18, 2022 / 13:56 pm

The FSSP priest, awaiting trial on federal child pornography charges, allegedly violated the terms of his “pre-trial” release, a court official said.

Pro-abortion protesters disrupted Mass at Catholic church in Chicago

Jul 7, 2022 / 16:00 pm

Pro-abortion protesters were quickly escorted out of a Mass last month at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Chicago, according to the church’s bulletin.

Four Catholic churches in Wisconsin vandalized with pro-abortion graffiti 

Jul 6, 2022 / 19:00 pm

Four Catholic churches in Wisconsin's Chippewa county were vandalized in the past week.

Vandalism of churches, pro-life pregnancy centers continues after Dobbs

Jul 5, 2022 / 19:00 pm

Attacks on pro-life pregnancy centers and Catholic churches have continued, unabated, following the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which returned the regulation of abortion to the states.

Suspected arson causes $1M in damage to Catholic school in Ohio

Jul 1, 2022 / 16:38 pm

The fire started outside the building and caused heavy smoke and structural damage.

Nashville pregnancy center attacked, FBI joins investigation

Jul 1, 2022 / 12:30 pm

An unexploded Molotov cocktail was found inside Hope Clinic for Women on June 30, police said.

Attacks on churches, pro-life pregnancy centers continue 

Jun 30, 2022 / 18:00 pm

Since the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision on Friday, attacks on Catholic churches and pro-life pregnancy centers have been reported in West Virginia, Washington, Virginia, Louisiana, Colorado, California, Texas, Florida, New York, and Indiana. 

VIDEO: Watch violent vandalism attack on Catholic church in Washington state

Jun 29, 2022 / 18:53 pm

Surveillance footage shows the attacker smashing windows, cursing parishioners, and spray-painting graffiti.

More Catholic churches, pregnancy centers, and a pro-life memorial vandalized

Jun 28, 2022 / 19:20 pm

More vandalism of Catholic churches, pro-life pregnancy centers, and a pro-life memorial have been reported since Roe v. Wade was overturned on Friday.