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

McCarrick’s lawyers say he’s not competent to stand trial

Jan 17, 2023 / 16:43 pm

Defense attorneys plan to file a motion to dismiss the criminal case against Theodore McCarrick, who is accused of sexually abusing a 16-year-old boy.

Pro-life advocate Mark Houck, who was arrested in FBI raid, to stand trial next week

Jan 17, 2023 / 11:36 am

Houck was arrested at home in front of his terrified wife and kids, sparking national outrage and concern over the “weaponization” of federal law enforcement.

Archaeologists uncover early Christian church with ornate mosaic in Jericho

Jan 13, 2023 / 14:00 pm

A team of Israeli archaeologists has discovered a sixth-century Byzantine church with highly decorated mosaic floors. 

Pavone: It’s possible I missed laicization notice

Jan 13, 2023 / 09:33 am

A diocesan official’s account is at odds with Frank Pavone’s prior statements to CNA and other media outlets claiming he wasn’t officially informed of his dismissal from the priesthood.

California church vandalized three times since Christmas, suspect apprehended

Jan 12, 2023 / 15:55 pm

Father Scott Herrera, the church’s pastor, told CNA Thursday that he believes the vandal, who was caught on security cameras in all three incidents, is the same person.

Reporter appears to be no longer at Politico after tweets slandering Pope Benedict XVI 

Jan 11, 2023 / 15:45 pm

A reporter for Politico indicates that he is no longer with the organization following a tweet he made slandering the late Pope Benedict XVI on the day of the pope’s death.

Kansas clergy sex abuse investigation reports 188 clergy members suspected of crimes

Jan 11, 2023 / 10:35 am

Kansas authorities investigating clerical sex abuse have identified 188 Catholic and Society of St. Pius X clergy members suspected of committing various crimes.

Priest who served in Diocese of Charleston charged with sexual abuse of 11-year-old girl 

Jan 9, 2023 / 15:00 pm

Father Jaime Adolfo Gonzalez-Farias, a visiting priest from Chile who served in the Diocese of Charleston, South Carolina, has been arrested in Florida.

‘God is real,’ says Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen after game honoring Damar Hamlin

Jan 9, 2023 / 12:00 pm

After the Bills defeated the New England Patriots on Sunday in stunning fashion, excitement over the game was expressed in decidedly religious terms.

Arkansas monastery’s altar desecrated with sledgehammer, 1,500-year-old relics stolen

Jan 6, 2023 / 13:51 pm

A 31-year-old man was arrested Thursday in connection with the crimes committed at the Benedictine Subiaco Monastery.

Biden visits Vatican embassy to pay respects to Benedict XVI

Jan 6, 2023 / 10:40 am

The president visited the apostolic nunciature in Washington, D.C., Thursday to sign a book of condolences for Pope Benedict XVI, who died on Dec. 31. 

NFL player Damar Hamlin making ‘substantial progress’; ESPN host offers ‘brave’ on-air prayer 

Jan 5, 2023 / 13:30 pm

Doctors reported that the NFL safety who went into cardiac arrest during Monday night’s game is “beginning to awaken.”

Benedict XVI’s funeral: How to watch, what to expect

Jan 4, 2023 / 15:22 pm

The funeral of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI will be held on Thursday in Rome in St. Peter’s Square at 9:30 a.m. local time. 

Trump taken to task by pro-life groups for blaming midterm losses on abortion issue

Jan 3, 2023 / 16:30 pm

Former president Donald Trump blamed Republican losses in the November midterm elections on candidates who opposed abortion for any reason.

Outpouring of prayers for NFL player Damar Hamlin from Catholic high school, fellow players

Jan 3, 2023 / 12:30 pm

Damar Hamlin, a safety with the Buffalo Bills, is in critical condition after suffering cardiac arrest during an NFL football game Monday night.

PHOTOS: A look back at Pope Benedict XVI’s participation in World Youth Days

Jan 3, 2023 / 12:00 pm

On each World Youth Day, the late pope exhorted young people to follow the guidance of the Gospel by using a different theme from Scripture.

Five quotes from Pope Benedict XVI on faith

Jan 2, 2023 / 12:00 pm

Pope Benedict XVI’s death marks the end of an era in which the prolific writer and speaker conveyed his reflections on the Catholic faith.

She was blind, but now she sees, after prayers before St. Charbel's relic

Dec 31, 2022 / 01:00 am

A Phoenix resident believes her sight was restored because of a visit to a Maronite Catholic church where a relic of St. Charbel Makhlouf was on display.

Christmas Day attack: Vandals carved ‘666’ on doors of Pennsylvania cathedral

Dec 30, 2022 / 14:55 pm

The pastor of the Cathedral of Saint Peter in the Diocese of Scranton, Pennsylvania, discovered on Christmas evening that the historic church had been vandalized. 

Pro-life pregnancy centers bring ‘happy tears’ this Christmas for women and families

Dec 29, 2022 / 12:00 pm

Pro-life pregnancy centers provided women with a Christmas they will never forget.