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

Florida pro-life pregnancy center hit with 'Jane's revenge' abortion vandalism

Jun 8, 2022 / 16:23 pm

The incident took place over Memorial Day weekend in Hollywood, Florida.

Man charged with attempted murder of Supreme Court justice

Jun 8, 2022 / 14:34 pm

A criminal complaint filed Wednesday charged 26-year-old Nicholas John Roske of Simi Valley, California, with attempted murder of a Supreme Court justice in violation of federal law.

Armed man arrested near Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s home

Jun 8, 2022 / 10:20 am

A Supreme Court spokeswoman confirmed Wednesday that an armed man was arrested after threatening Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh.

Windows smashed, pro-abortion messages tagged on NC pro-life pregnancy clinic 

Jun 7, 2022 / 15:46 pm

Police discovered red spray paint on the Mountain Area Pregnancy Services building with the words “No forced birth” and “If abortions aren’t safe, neither are you!” 

Police investigating fire at New York pregnancy center

Jun 7, 2022 / 13:43 pm

“It's an evil thing that happened, but God is in the business of turning things upside down and making them good,” the center's CEO said.

OKC archbishop calls for end to death penalty after court upholds lethal injections

Jun 6, 2022 / 15:56 pm

The Catechism of the Catholic Church calls the death penalty "inadmissible."

Pro-abortion activists disrupt Joel Osteen’s Pentecost Sunday service

Jun 5, 2022 / 16:41 pm

Thirteen activists were escorted out of Lakewood Church and warned by the police not to return.

Pregnancy resource center vandalized in DC

Jun 3, 2022 / 14:21 pm

A pregnancy resource center in Washington, D.C., was vandalized with red paint and graffiti this week. The incident is the latest in a string of attacks on pro-life organizations and Catholic church buildings.

Uvalde mortician: Without a relationship with God 'there's no way you can handle something like this'

Jun 3, 2022 / 10:45 am

The head of the Knights of Columbus in Uvalde, Texas, works at a local funeral home that's been inundated with victims of the mass shooting there.

Rep. Chris Smith 'hopeful' fetal tissue research at University of Pittsburgh will be investigated

Jun 1, 2022 / 17:00 pm

Representative Chris Smith [R-NJ] says he is hopeful that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will investigate the University of Pittsburgh’s fetal tissue research.

San Antonio archbishop: The Garcias 'witnessed to the love that comes from God'

Jun 1, 2022 / 15:00 pm

In his homily for the Wednesday funeral Mass commemorating the lives of Uvalde shooting victim Irma Garcia and her husband Joe Garcia, who died two days later of a heart attack, Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller of San Antonio said that the couple “witnessed to the love that comes from God.”

Eleven funerals to take place at Uvalde's Catholic church in coming weeks

May 31, 2022 / 13:12 pm

Eleven of the Uvalde shooting victims were parishioners at the city’s Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and their funerals will be held there over the next two and a half weeks.

Eucharist film again in US theaters for one day only

May 27, 2022 / 15:23 pm

A film highlighting the transformative power of the Eucharist will have an encore showing in theaters in the U.S. on June 21, the day on which the bishops’ Eucharistic revival will begin.

Large US companies rated on respect for free speech, religious freedom

May 27, 2022 / 10:58 am

With some American companies able to have a profound impact on the exercise of free speech and religious freedom, Alliance Defending Freedom and Inspire Investing have launched a Business Index to rate their commitment to these values.

Texas shooting victim's husband dies of heart attack; archbishop prays for Catholic family

May 26, 2022 / 15:23 pm

The husband of one of the nearly two dozen victims of a mass shooter in Texas died Thursday, reportedly of a heart attack as he was preparing for his wife’s funeral. 

San Antonio Catholic Charities accepting donations to aid those affected by Texas shooting

May 26, 2022 / 13:00 pm

Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of San Antonio is offering financial, legal, and counseling services to people affected by the May 24 school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.

Catholic pro-life student attacked at public school, school criticized for lack of protection

May 26, 2022 / 03:05 am

Nichole Pagano said that students ‘came at me all up in my face, verbally screaming at me, and physically even grabbed me and ripped me down.’

Roberta Drury, a Catholic victim of Buffalo shooting, 'reflected God's love'

May 24, 2022 / 11:39 am

Roberta Drury, one of the victims of the mass shooting in Buffalo, New York, was remembered at her funeral Mass on Saturday for her many admirable qualities, including her “smile that could light up a room.”

Life ‘is always sacred and inviolable’ Pope Francis says

May 22, 2022 / 08:20 am

Pope Francis praised a pro-life event in Rome and offered comments defending the dignity of life on Sunday. 

Pope Francis: Ask the Lord for the gift of peace

May 22, 2022 / 07:33 am

An estimated 25,000 people gathered in St. Peter's Square in Rome on Sunday to hear Pope Francis' Regina Caeli reflections on Jesus' words, “My peace I give to you” (Jn 14:27).