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

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.

Monstrance stolen from New York Catholic Church

Jun 28, 2021 / 18:00 pm

A monstrance was stolen out from Catholic Church in the Bronx last Friday before the parish’s morning Eucharistic adoration. 

New documentary warns about danger of the abortion pill

Jun 23, 2021 / 09:00 am

A new documentary series warns about the dangers of chemical abortions, as the Biden Administration has recently removed restrictions on the abortion pill regimen during the pandemic.

Massachusetts mayor challenges local pro-abortion Catholic politicians

Jun 22, 2021 / 05:00 am

A Massachusetts mayor called out pro-abortion Catholic politicians last Thursday at a pro-life rally in Quincy. 

Bishop announces launch of new catechetical institute 

Jun 18, 2021 / 17:01 pm

In a presentation to fellow U.S. bishops on Friday, Bishop Frank Caggiano of Bridgeport unveiled a proposal for a new institute on the Catechism. 

Update: US bishops vote in favor of advancing two causes of canonization

Jun 17, 2021 / 10:44 am

The US bishops voted Thursday that they consider it opportune to advance two causes of canonization, for Father Joseph Verbis Lafleur, a World War II military chaplain, and for Marinus (Leonard) LaRue, a merchant mariner who became a Benedictine monk.

Churches vandalized in Vancouver archdiocese

Jun 16, 2021 / 18:29 pm

Two parishes in the Archdiocese of Vancouver were vandalized last weekend.

Wisconsin Catholic school victorious in reopening case

Jun 14, 2021 / 17:10 pm

The Wisconsin state supreme court ruled in favor of a Catholic school last week in its case against a local prohibition on in-person learning during the pandemic.

New Supreme Knight urges members to be 'Knights of the Eucharist'

Jun 11, 2021 / 18:08 pm

The new Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus, Patrick Kelly, emphasized reverence for the Eucharist at his installation on Friday at St. Mary’s parish in New Haven, Connecticut.

Rochester diocese says it has acted in ‘good faith’ in mediation with abuse survivors

Jun 11, 2021 / 10:02 am

The Diocese of Rochester on Thursday said it has been acting in “good faith,” in response to claims by clergy abuse survivors that the diocese is stalling in bankruptcy mediation proceedings. 

Harvard Catholic Center engages intellectual tradition with new forum

Jun 9, 2021 / 14:01 pm

The Harvard Catholic Center is in its first year of launching an initiative to engage the university, academic professions, and the arts with the insights of Catholic culture.

Notre Dame university website celebrates ‘Pride Month’

Jun 9, 2021 / 11:02 am

The website of the University of Notre Dame has a feature post celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride on its diversity and inclusion page this month. 

Father Kapaun pilgrimage celebrates 13 years

Jun 8, 2021 / 11:01 am

The Diocese of Wichita concluded its Father Emil Kapaun pilgrimage on Sunday, after four days of walking, companionship and prayer.