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

Hollywood director, Catholic internet host take on Eucharist miracles movie

Aug 9, 2021 / 15:30 pm

A longtime Hollywood artist has teamed up with a Catholic YouTube host to create a live-action film on Eucharistic miracles. 

Louisiana governor again calls for prayer, fasting amid coronavirus

Aug 9, 2021 / 12:17 pm

Calls for prayer and fasting have once again sounded from the Louisiana Governor’s office as Covid-19 continues to endanger lives in the state. 

Former Buffalo seminary professor pleads guilty to stalking investigative reporter

Aug 5, 2021 / 13:32 pm

A former New York seminary professor pleaded guilty this week to charges of stalking a local news reporter, after a criminal complaint accused him of making a death threat and other threats over the phone. 

Sydney McLaughlin wins gold and her Catholic high school goes wild

Aug 4, 2021 / 17:01 pm

Students and staff at Union Catholic Regional High School in Scotch Plains, New Jersey cheered on Tuesday night as alumna sprinter Sydney McLaughlin broke her own world record at the Tokyo Olympics en route to her first gold medal. 

Archbishop Cordileone named prior of historic order of Catholic knights  

Aug 3, 2021 / 13:05 pm

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco was recently named the new prior of a historic order of knighthood.

Catholic exorcist says Converse pentagram shoes ‘create a fascination with evil’

Aug 3, 2021 / 10:32 am

Fr. Vincent Lampert, a Catholic exorcist, said that a recently-unveiled Converse shoe with a pentagram design could lead to a fascination with the occult.

'Go, Syd, Go!': Catholic high school ready to cheer on Sydney McLaughlin at Tokyo Olympics

Aug 2, 2021 / 17:13 pm

Track star Sydney McLaughlin, the pride of New Jersey's Union Catholic Regional High School, says her goal is "to glorify [God] in everything that I do, and to be more like him every single day when I wake up." She competes in the 400-meter hurdles on Aug. 3.

Archbishop Cordileone schedules monthly Traditional Latin Mass at cathedral

Aug 2, 2021 / 17:01 pm

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone has instituted a monthly Traditional Latin Mass at San Francisco’s Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption, and has been leading the faithful in a Litany of Reparations for abuses against the Eucharist.

Knights of Columbus fundraise to replace vandalized statues at NYC parish

Jul 30, 2021 / 11:33 am

A Knights of Columbus fundraiser for the replacement of vandalized statues of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Therese of Lisieux at a New York City church has raised over $21,000 as of Friday, July 30. 

Two weeks after Pope Francis' Traditional Latin Mass restrictions, US bishops continue to respond

Jul 30, 2021 / 10:15 am

Two weeks after Pope Francis issued his motu proprio restricting the use of traditional liturgies, bishops throughout the United States have continued to address the impact the letter will have on their respective dioceses.

Priests of Buffalo diocese continue to face sex abuse accusations

Jul 29, 2021 / 14:52 pm

Since June more than 90 sex abuse lawsuits involving the Diocese of Buffalo have been filed under New York’s Child Victims Act.

Former cardinal Theodore McCarrick charged with sexual assault of a minor

Jul 29, 2021 / 12:11 pm

Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has reportedly been charged with sexual assault of a teenage boy, a crime alleged to have occurred in the 1970s. 

A ‘true living medieval experience’: Catholic University students replicate Notre Dame cathedral architecture

Jul 28, 2021 / 15:03 pm

Students and professors at the Catholic University of America (CUA) are building a full-scale truss replicating that which was destroyed in a 2019 fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. 

Archbishop of Santiago de Compostela calls Holy Year ‘a time of grace and encounter’

Jul 28, 2021 / 09:05 am

The Archbishop of Santiago de Compostela emphasized the graces of the current Jubilee Year at the shrine of St. James the Apostle, in a homily on Sunday, the saint’s feast day.

Recent target of NY pro-abortion protests speaks out

Jul 26, 2021 / 12:45 pm

After pro-abortion protesters obstructed a July 10 pro-life rosary procession in Brooklyn, a priest leading the procession compared it to a “Way of the Cross.”

Pope Francis' Traditional Latin Mass restrictions: Has your diocese responded yet?

Jul 23, 2021 / 13:00 pm

Catholic clergy and lay people around the world continue to react passionately to newly imposed restrictions on the use of the Traditional Latin Mass, one week after Pope Francis released his controversial apostolic letter Traditionis Custodes.

Cardinal Gregory speaks at immigration reform rally

Jul 21, 2021 / 20:01 pm

Wilton Cardinal Gregory, Archbishop of Washington, spoke Wednesday in support of congressional immigration reform alongside US Senators Chuck Schumer and Dick Durbin.

US bishops' petition to preserve Hyde Amendment surpasses 130,000 signatures

Jul 21, 2021 / 15:01 pm

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is encouraging Americans to sign their petition to save the “Hyde Amendment” from being eliminated in congressional legislation.

Fall River seminarian develops apologetics website

Jul 20, 2021 / 18:19 pm

A seminarian and former graphic designer has created the Auspice Maria website as an initiative of the new evangelization.

FOCUS to add locations for campus outreach in 2021-2022

Jul 20, 2021 / 16:19 pm

The Fellowship of Catholic University Students is sending nearly 800 missionaries to eight additional locations this academic year in order to bring the Gospel to university students.