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

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.

Pro-abortion protesters block NY pro-life procession

Jul 13, 2021 / 18:01 pm

Pro-abortion protestors blocked a pro-life procession in Brooklyn, New York on Saturday morning.

Funding for fourth season of 'The Chosen’ series expected to begin soon

Jul 12, 2021 / 17:00 pm

The internet series “The Chosen,” which dramatizes the life of Jesus and His disciples, has nearly completed its funding for a third season and will soon raise funds for season four.

Young Catholic Professionals organization to launch five new chapters

Jul 8, 2021 / 18:00 pm

The non-profit organization Young Catholic Professionals (YCP) is expanding, with five more chapters around the country slated to launch by the end of 2021. 

Statue outside NC parish restored after vandalism

Jul 7, 2021 / 18:01 pm

A statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in front of an Asheville, North Carolina Catholic church was vandalized and restored this past weekend.

Vermont diocese sees record-low number of priests

Jul 6, 2021 / 11:30 am

The Diocese of Burlington has seen a record-low number of priests this year, with only 50 priests in the entire state of Vermont.

Louisiana senate recognizes Year of St Joseph

Jul 1, 2021 / 20:01 pm

The Louisiana State Senate has passed a resolution recognizing May 1 as St. Joseph the Worker Day in the state.

The Blessed Virgin Mary's house in Vermont

Jul 1, 2021 / 11:12 am

Our Lady of Ephesus House of Prayer is an exact replica of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s house in Ephesus, where she lived in prayer with St. John in the last years of her life.

Indigenous leaders condemn recent vandalism of churches in Canada

Jun 29, 2021 / 15:03 pm

Indigenous and Catholic leaders have condemned a recent spate of church vandalism in Canada, along with five Catholic churches having been found burned in a week.