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

Oklahoma bishops applaud governor’s signing of bill prohibiting sex changes for minors

May 2, 2023 / 13:25 pm

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt signed a law Monday prohibiting gender reassignment surgery and hormone use for minors younger than 18 years old.

Our Lady of Fatima statue to tour Newark Archdiocese throughout May

May 1, 2023 / 12:45 pm

One of only 13 copies in the world, the statue will leave its home at the Shrine of Fatima in Portugal and visit a handful of parishes in New Jersey.

Pope Francis accepts retiring Providence Bishop Thomas Tobin’s resignation 

May 1, 2023 / 10:50 am

Bishop Tobin is succeeded by Bishop Richard Henning, whom Pope Francis in November appointed as coadjutor bishop of Providence. 

Bagpipes, cymbals, and Marian hymns: Catholics make reparation outside ‘SatanCon’ in Boston

Apr 28, 2023 / 16:00 pm

More than 100 Catholics showed up to pray outside The Satanic Temple’s annual conference as it began this weekend.

Michigan priest pleads guilty to sexually abusing 5-year-old boy in 1987

Apr 27, 2023 / 13:47 pm

A Michigan Catholic priest who was removed from active ministry in 2002 after a sexual abuse complaint was brought against him pleaded guilty April 25.

Archdiocese of Philadelphia and former priest named in lawsuit alleging cover-up of rape

Apr 26, 2023 / 14:45 pm

A woman is suing the Archdiocese of Philadelphia for covering up the “mass sexual abuse” of a priest who she says later sexually abused her.

Pilot who offered women flights to abortion-friendly states fired from job teaching at Catholic seminary

Apr 24, 2023 / 12:51 pm

A professor at a Catholic seminary in Louisiana lost his job after it was discovered that he had gone on social media to offer his services as a pilot. 

Call to ‘intense’ prayer: Boston Archdiocese responds to Satanic Temple’s convention

Apr 20, 2023 / 09:30 am

The Archdiocese of Boston is responding to the Satanic Temple’s upcoming “SatanCon” event in Boston.

Tennessee bishops call for new gun laws after Nashville school shooting

Apr 18, 2023 / 13:20 pm

The Catholic bishops of Tennessee joined over 130 religious leaders in the state Tuesday in calling for tighter gun restrictions, including “red flag” laws.

Ohio pregnancy center vandalized in ‘Jane’s Revenge’ attack

Apr 17, 2023 / 14:15 pm

A pro-life pregnancy center in Bowling Green, Ohio, was vandalized with “Jane’s Revenge” pro-abortion graffiti on Saturday. 

Former cardinal Theodore McCarrick charged with sexual assault in Wisconsin

Apr 17, 2023 / 10:01 am

Former cardinal Theodore McCarrick has been criminally charged with fourth-degree sexual assault in Wisconsin for an incident that allegedly occurred in 1977.

Divine Mercy Sunday 2023: Here’s how to obtain a plenary indulgence

Apr 15, 2023 / 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. 

Cross-shaped pier a fitting replacement for one destroyed by Hurricane Sandy in Ocean Grove, N.J.

Apr 15, 2023 / 05:00 am

Less than a week after Easter this year, Ocean Grove, which has a peak population of about 8,000 in the summer, is celebrating the resurrection of the pier.

An Easter miracle? Newly renovated chapel survives early morning blaze

Apr 13, 2023 / 14:30 pm

Although the church suffered extensive damage, its structure remained stable, something that Father Greg Markey believes was the work of God. 

Divine Mercy Sunday 2023: Thousands expected at national shrine Mass, airing on EWTN

Apr 13, 2023 / 11:00 am

EWTN will air live coverage of the Sunday Mass at the shrine beginning at noon EST. Bishop Bernard Shlesinger of the Archdiocese of Atlanta will be the main celebrant.

Biden DOJ recommends no jail time for attack on Catholic church in Washington state

Apr 13, 2023 / 09:17 am

The damage at St. Louise Catholic Church in Bellevue, Washington, amounted to more than $30,000.

Golf, manners, and a firm handshake: This Catholic school is teaching boys how to be gentlemen

Apr 11, 2023 / 14:30 pm

Boys at St. Michael’s School in Fall River, Massachusetts, are learning more than the fine points of putting in the Young Men’s Club.

Arrest made in connection with vandalism of Nebraska Catholic church

Apr 10, 2023 / 13:45 pm

An arrest has been made in connection with the vandalism of St. Paulinus Catholic Church in Syracuse, Nebraska, that occurred on Palm Sunday weekend. 

Statue of Mary smashed at California Catholic church

Apr 6, 2023 / 13:00 pm

The vandal, a male, was caught on security cameras walking up to the statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe and pulling it down.

FACE Act charges brought against two more abortion activists in Florida ‘Jane’s Revenge’ attack

Apr 4, 2023 / 16:42 pm

Two more individuals have been indicted for violating the federal Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act.