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

'No plea' entered on Providence priest’s behalf amid child pornography charges

Nov 15, 2021 / 10:58 am

A state district court judge on Monday entered “no plea” on behalf of Father James Jackson, FSSP, a Rhode Island-based priest who is facing child pornography charges.

Bishop Stowe ‘not in favor’ of Eucharistic document, but predicts it will pass

Nov 12, 2021 / 19:05 pm

Bishop John Stowe of Lexington, Ky. says he remains opposed to a draft document on the Eucharist the U.S. bishops will vote on next week, but he believes it will be adopted.

Military spouse 'virtual date night' video series launched on Veterans Day

Nov 11, 2021 / 13:00 pm

To coincide with Veterans Day, a marriage ministry has launched a free “virtual date night” video series specifically for military couples, providing mentoring and other resources to help spouses strengthen their bonds to one another, to their families and communities, and to God.

Knights of Columbus volunteers sending rugged prayer books to military personnel

Nov 10, 2021 / 13:53 pm

Volunteers and some military members in the Knights of Columbus delivered the first 100,000 copies of a prayer book’s new edition for military personnel to the Edwin Cardinal O’Brien Pastoral Center in Washington, D.C., home base for the Archdiocese for the Military Services on Nov. 9.

Knights of Columbus announce icon of St Joseph as prayer program's centerpiece

Nov 9, 2021 / 16:14 pm

As the state deputies of the Knights of Columbus (KofC) gathered for their semi-annual meeting last weekend in Nashville, Tennessee, Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly encouraged the order’s leaders to grow in faith, expand the order’s membership, and advance the Knight’s mission.

American Life League mourns death of co-founder Paul Brown

Nov 8, 2021 / 23:00 pm

Paul Brown, co-founder of American Life League, died Thursday, the pro-life group has announced.

Loyola Marymount student restarts pro-life group after Planned Parenthood fundraiser

Nov 6, 2021 / 17:26 pm

When Loyola Marymount University student Megan Glaudini heard that her university was not stopping an on campus fundraiser for Planned Parenthood, she felt “convicted” that she needed to do something. 

Father James Jackson wrote about sex abuse scandals, called McCarrick a 'creep'

Nov 6, 2021 / 09:08 am

In the weeks leading up to his arrest on child pornography charges, Father James W. Jackson wrote at length about sex abuse scandals perpetrated by “psychosexually dysfunctional” priests, singling out former cardinal Theodore McCarrick as a “creep” who hid a sinful private life with outward good works with the help of corrupt friends in the Catholic hierarchy.

FSSP priest faces new federal child pornography charges

Nov 4, 2021 / 20:09 pm

Federal authorities have filed additional child pornography charges against Father James W. Jackson, who was arrested Oct. 30 after Rhode Island investigators found “hundreds” of explicit sexual images on an external hard drive in his rectory office, according to court documents.

Texans approve broad protection of religious services

Nov 4, 2021 / 16:24 pm

On Nov. 2, voters in Texas approved eight amendments to the state constitution, including one that bars the state and public officials from "enacting, adopting, or issuing a statute, order, proclamation, decision, or rule that prohibits or limits religious services.”

Why is a Planned Parenthood fundraiser being held on this Catholic campus?

Nov 4, 2021 / 12:10 pm

Loyola Marymount University says it will not block a student club from hosting a fundraiser Friday for abortion provider Planned Parenthood, despite a petition drive that says it’s an “egregious violation” to hold the event on the Catholic institution’s Los Angeles campus.

‘Eucharistic Miracles’ movie begins filming, seeks extras and financial support to complete project

Nov 1, 2021 / 14:02 pm

On a cold and windy October day, 171 volunteers showed up in the mountains of Tehachapi, California, to be extras in the “Eucharistic Miracles" movie, which began live-action filming in October. The movie, inspired by Blessed Carlo Acutis, focuses on Eucharistic miracles and uses a hybrid format of filming, including live-action scenes and expert interviews.

Indigenous prayers, dancing in San Bernardino Synod Mass spark backlash

Oct 23, 2021 / 11:33 am

The Diocese of San Bernardino says its opening Mass for the Synod on Synodality Oct. 17 sought to celebrate the California diocese’s rich cultural diversity and welcome those on the “periphery” of the Church.

College football coach, Ignatian scholar team up for video project

Oct 22, 2021 / 14:35 pm

Mike Gutelius, head football coach of The Catholic University of America, and world-renowned Catholic speaker, Fr. Timothy Gallagher, O.M.V., set out to make Ignatian spiritual discernment more accessible to younger audiences in a new video project.

Denver archbishop denounces ‘anti-Semitic and hateful vandalism’ at two schools

Oct 21, 2021 / 15:00 pm

Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver denounced recent incidents of “anti-Semitic and hateful vandalism” that occurred at two area schools last weekend. 

Cardinal Dolan outlines 7 ‘non-negotiables’ for the Synod on Synodality

Oct 19, 2021 / 17:09 pm

In an attempt to bring clarity to Pope Francis’s vision for the Synod on Synodality for his flock, Cardinal Timothy Dolan's homily Sunday offered seven “non-negotiables” that Jesus intended for the Church.

Knights of Columbus release new documentary on St. Joseph

Oct 15, 2021 / 09:15 am

The Knights of Columbus have released a new documentary on St. Joseph, inspired by Pope Francis’s declaration of the Year of St. Joseph.

Catholic businessman receives Legatus evangelization award

Oct 13, 2021 / 18:51 pm

The organization of Catholic business leaders Legatus International has awarded Catholic producer Mario Costabile with its 2020 Bowie Kuhn Award for Evangelization.

Archbishop Naumann: Biden administration ‘wrong’ to fund abortion providers

Oct 8, 2021 / 10:01 am

The U.S. bishops’ pro-life chairman said on Thursday that the Biden administration is “wrong” for reopening federal funding of abortion providers in the Title X program.

National rosary rally to take place in nation’s capital

Oct 7, 2021 / 13:02 pm

A “National Rosary Rally” in Washington D.C. on Oct. 10 will cap a 54 day rosary novena for the “protection and provision for the USA and the world,” prayed by Catholics around the country.