Carl Bunderson

Carl Bunderson

Carl Bunderson is managing editor of Catholic News Agency. He holds a BA in economics from the University of Colorado Boulder and a BPhil from the Pontifical Lateran University.

Articles by Carl Bunderson

Tulsa diocese asks for prayers after Oklahoma hospital shooting

Jun 1, 2022 / 18:29 pm

The Diocese of Tulsa has requested prayer for all involved in a mass shooting at a medical office building near the city’s Saint Francis Hospital, which has left at least four dead.

Archbishop Cordileone tells priests that Nancy Pelosi Communion denial is ‘pastoral, not political’

May 20, 2022 / 13:04 pm

In a May 20 letter addressed priests of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, Cordileone explained that his instruction is nothing but the application of the Church’s teaching.

Exhibit of Ukrainian child refugees' art opens at cathedral in Latvia

May 10, 2022 / 11:00 am

An exhibition of artwork made by Ukrainian refugee children was opened Sunday at the complex of St. James' Cathedral in Riga. Hosted by Archbishop Zbigņev Stankevičs, the event was attended by several ambassadors to Latvia.

Cardinal Pell highlights 'somewhat incomplete' account given by Cardinal Becciu at Vatican finance trial

May 6, 2022 / 15:40 pm

Cardinal George Pell said Friday that the recent testimony of Cardinal Angelo Becciu at the Vatican finance trial “was somewhat incomplete.”

Pro-life leaders decry abortion ruling leak, hope for overturn of Roe v Wade

May 3, 2022 / 16:10 pm

Pro-life advocates have condemned the leak of a draft opinion in a U.S. Supreme Court case that would overturn Roe v. Wade, while also looking forward to such a decision being made.

Michigan bishops urge respect for law as governor sues to overturn abortion ban

Apr 8, 2022 / 17:00 pm

After the Michigan governor sued Thursday asking a court to find that the state constitution includes the right to abortion, the state’s Catholic conference urged that the state’s laws, and judicial precedence, be respected.

Colorado governor signs bill codifying access to abortion, contraception

Apr 5, 2022 / 16:00 pm

Colorado governor Jared Polis signed a bill into law Monday codifying the right to abortion and contraception in the state. 

Riga archbishop visits Ukrainian child refugees

Mar 25, 2022 / 15:41 pm

Archbishop Zbigņev Stankevičs visited with Ukrainian refugee children in Latvia on Friday, welcoming them to the country as an exhibit of their artwork is being prepared.

Hope in Christ, Pope Francis urges religious education conference

Mar 18, 2022 / 11:22 am

Pope Francis encouraged those participating in the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress to hope in Christ’s mercy and to be outgoing, in a video message sent to the conference Friday.

Here's what you need to know about consecration of Russia and Ukraine by Pope Francis

Mar 15, 2022 / 12:06 pm

The Vatican's surprise announcement March 15 that Pope Francis will consecrate Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary later this month raises a host of questions. To begin with, what does "consecration" mean? We've got answers for you.

Priests bear heaven's promises, cardinal says at ordination of former Anglican bishop

Mar 12, 2022 / 16:02 pm

Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster reflected on the priesthood on Saturday, preaching at the Mass of the priestly ordination of Jonathan Goodall, a former Church of England bishop.

What is the FSSP?

Feb 21, 2022 / 10:02 am

The Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, a society of apostolic life which celebrates the Roman rite according to the liturgical books in force in 1962, published Monday a papal decree confirming their faculty to use those books.

Boston Catholic schools to drop mask mandate

Feb 11, 2022 / 16:00 pm

The Archdiocese of Boston announced Wednesday, the same day the Massachusetts governor lifted a state school mask mandate, that school mask mandates will be eliminated at its schools.

Fresno parish church vandalized

Jan 25, 2022 / 16:52 pm

St. Alphonsus parish in Fresno was broken into overnight earlier this month. Both the tabernacle and a Marian shrine were vandalized.

Coalition to protect, advance Catholic health care launches

Jan 20, 2022 / 16:38 pm

Bishop James Conley and the leaders of five Catholic medical or professional associations on Thursday founded the Catholic Health Care Leadership Alliance, meant to support the reception and provision of health care in accord with Church teaching.

Benedictine nuns in Missouri honor Christ the King with new album

Dec 3, 2021 / 15:06 pm

After the harrowing experience of shootings at their abbey in rural Missouri, the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles resolved to record an album for Christ the King in thanksgiving for His protection and governance.

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.

Will Roe be overturned? Here are 6 notable Supreme Court decisions that have been struck down

Oct 22, 2021 / 18:22 pm

Interest in instances where the U.S. Supreme Court has overturned its prior decisions is heightened now because of Dobbs v. Jackson Whole Women’s Health Organization, which is a test of the precedent set by the abortion decisions Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey.

Santa Fe archdiocese: Woman's attempted ordination invalid

Oct 21, 2021 / 16:00 pm

The supposed ordination of women is invalid, the vicar general of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe reiterated Monday, shortly after a woman claimed to have been ordained a priest in Albuquerque.

Judge again blocks New York medical worker vaccine mandate without religious exemption

Oct 14, 2021 / 11:00 am

Medical workers in New York can seek religious exemptions from a state COVID-19 vaccine mandate while a lawsuit challenging the requirement advances, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.