Carl Bunderson

Carl Bunderson

Carl Bunderson is the former managing editor of Catholic News Agency.

Articles by Carl Bunderson

On Aug. 2, you can get this St. Francis-themed indulgence

Jul 28, 2023 / 07:00 am

The feast of Our Lady of the Angels of Portiuncula and its associated indulgence is a way to focus on the importance of Mary and the Franciscan tradition.

Vatican II is back in the news, which begs a question: What was Vatican I?

Oct 15, 2022 / 10:00 am

The First Vatican Council, held in 1869 and 1870 and left unfinished due to the capture of Rome, is regarded as the forerunner of Vatican II.

Steubenville diocese faces prospect of union with Columbus with ‘fortitude’

Oct 11, 2022 / 17:00 pm

Bishop Jeffrey Monforton of Steubenville, Ohio, announced in a message to the diocese on Tuesday that a merger of the local Church with the Diocese of Columbus seems to be the best response to the decline in the area’s population.

Cardinal Eijk: Same-sex blessings undermine Church teaching on marriage, sexual ethics

Sep 30, 2022 / 02:00 am

The archbishop of Utrecht has urged that the Flemish bishops be asked to withdraw their statement introducing blessing ceremonies for same-sex couples.

Cardinals Cupich, Dolan urge reconsideration of transgender mandate

Sep 29, 2022 / 17:00 pm

The Biden administration’s proposal to force hospitals and doctors to perform gender-transition surgeries is “misguided,” the two cardinals wrote Monday.

Colorado Springs Diocese mourns death of emeritus Bishop Sheridan

Sep 27, 2022 / 16:17 pm

Bishop Michael Sheridan, who led the Diocese of Colorado Springs from 2003 to 2021, died Tuesday.

U.S. synod synthesis shows ‘desire for greater communion’

Sep 19, 2022 / 16:36 pm

The Synod on Synodality has thus far demonstrated the “joys, hopes, and wounds” shared by members of the Church in the U.S., according to a report issued Monday. 

Kazakhstan interreligious summit a chance ‘to find common paths for humanity’

Sep 14, 2022 / 16:30 pm

Participants have called the event an opportunity for encounter and finding common ground.

Prince Albert diocese prays for victims of Canada stabbings

Sep 7, 2022 / 15:30 pm

Following a stabbing spree in rural Canada that left at least 10 dead and 18 injured, the local Catholic diocese is praying for victims and first responders.

U.S. bishops urge Senate to pass protections for working moms in Labor Day message

Sep 5, 2022 / 06:00 am

In their message for Labor Day, the U.S. bishops have urged the passage of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act as a means of building a just economy for women and families.

John Paul I expected to return to Venice before he was elected pope, letter shows

Sep 3, 2022 / 11:00 am

A letter written on the eve of the conclave that elected him Bishop of Rome shows that Albino Luciani expected to return to Venice as its patriarch.

Indiana Supreme Court backs archdiocese in religious freedom case

Aug 31, 2022 / 16:29 pm

The Indiana Supreme Court ruled Wednesday upholding the dismissal of a Catholic school teacher who had contracted a same-sex marriage.

Cardinal Robert McElroy: Newest (and youngest) American ‘red hat’ a kindred spirit of Pope Francis

Aug 26, 2022 / 12:00 pm

The bishop of San Diego shares Pope Francis' passion for the plight of migrants, the homeless, and the environment.

Oklahoma City archbishop disappointed by denial of clemency to death row inmate

Aug 24, 2022 / 17:00 pm

Shortly after Governor Kevin Stitt of Oklahoma denied clemency to death row inmate James Coddington on Wednesday, the Archbishop of Oklahoma City encouraged the state not to resort to the death penalty.

Archbishop Weakland dies at age 95

Aug 22, 2022 / 13:50 pm

Archbishop Rembert Weakland, a Benedictine who served as archbishop of Milwaukee from 1977 to 2002, died overnight on Monday.

Cardinal Ouellet: Allegations against me are defamatory

Aug 19, 2022 / 10:00 am

Cardinal Marc Ouellet, Prefect of the Dicastery for Bishops, on Friday denied having made inappropriate gestures on a woman who has alleged he sexually assaulted her.

Fresno bishop joins march for farmworkers’ union voting rights bill

Aug 18, 2022 / 18:00 pm

Bishop Joseph Brennan of Fresno joined the United Farm Workers last week for a portion of the union’s march through California’s Central Valley to support a union voting rights bill.

Cardinal Ouellet named in Canadian sex abuse lawsuit

Aug 16, 2022 / 16:04 pm

Cardinal Marc Ouellet, Prefect of the Dicastery for Bishops, was accused of sexual assault in a civil suit filed against the Archdiocese of Quebec on Tuesday.

Online conference to examine ‘proclamation of the kingdom’

Aug 13, 2022 / 15:30 pm

“The Proclamation of the Kingdom” is an online conference being held later this month to discuss evangelization and the great commission to teach and baptize all nations.

Reacting to pontifical academy, theologian says teaching of Humanae vitae can't change

Aug 8, 2022 / 19:01 pm

Even if a specific encyclical such as Humanae vitae is not infallible, "the teaching that it presents is in fact irreformable, because it's part of the ordinary and universal magisterium of the Church."