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

Call to be less 'selfish' prompts woman to serve in Rwanda

Jul 31, 2013 / 03:06 am

Thirty-year-old Heather Quinlan will soon be leaving her home in California to spend a year in Rwanda serving as a mentor and English teacher at a Catholic boarding school for girls ages 11 to 19.

'Symbolon' program aims to improve adult faith formation

Jul 30, 2013 / 01:05 am

The Denver-based Augustine Institute has launched its new Symbolon program aimed at improving adult faith formation overall, and in particular the process of welcoming converts into the Church.

Britain's online porn ban hailed as sensible solution

Jul 29, 2013 / 03:01 am

A British plan to apply family-friendly filters to internet connections by default has drawn praise as a thoughtful way to balance the free flow of information with the protection of people from harm.

Indulgences not a 'magical formula,' canon lawyer explains

Jul 18, 2013 / 15:39 pm

In contrast with media reports of “time off of purgatory” for Pope Francis' Twitter followers, a canon lawyer says indulgences are a way that the Church encourages Christians to prayer.

Archbishop's immigration book praised for focus on family unity

Jul 17, 2013 / 10:39 am

Archbishop José Gomez' new book “Immigration and the Next America” is being lauded by a Catholic journalist for its emphasis on the good of the people and families affected by immigration policy.

Contemplative monk creates comic book to teach faith

Jul 17, 2013 / 03:10 am

Building on his lifelong love of comic books, an Eastern Catholic monk has authored a short graphic novel, “The Truth is Out There,” to help explain the truths of the faith in an understandable way.

Philosopher lauds Pope's thriving Latin Twitter account

Jul 16, 2013 / 03:04 am

With media outlets taking notice of the unexpected success of the Pope's tweets in Latin, a scholar conversant in the language finds it remarkable that so many are interacting in the “dead” tongue.

Bill helping Sandy-wrecked worship houses draws praise

Jul 13, 2013 / 15:04 pm

Religious leaders have praised senators who introduced a bill this week which would ensure that houses of worship are not discriminated against when federal funds are distributed for disaster relief.

Scholar says population fears ignore history's evidence

Jul 11, 2013 / 16:03 pm

While many population control advocates spend World Population Day deeply concerned about projected growth trends, an economist says such unchecked anxiety is misguided.

Priest's new video series links evangelization with beauty

Jul 9, 2013 / 23:03 pm

Father Robert Barron, rector of Mundelein Seminary outside of Chicago, has produced a new video series emphasizing the primacy of beauty in drawing people to Christ.

Consistory to pick canonization dates could be in September

Jul 8, 2013 / 13:19 pm

The director of the Holy See’s Press Office says the consistory of cardinals which will discuss the canonization of Bl. John XXIII and Bl. John Paul II may be held in September, with the ceremony taking place a few months later.

Gang intervention ministry is 'living the Gospel,' priest says

Jul 7, 2013 / 15:02 pm

Father Greg Boyle, the founder of a program that helps former gang-members in Los Angeles, said his mission is a way of living the Christian message, having solidarity with those on the margins of society.

Navy chaplain honored in Vietnam despite Communist objections

Jun 29, 2013 / 15:04 pm

Bishop Joseph Chau Ngoc Tri of Da Nang recently organized and was present at a Mass in honor of Father Vincent Capodanno, a U.S. chaplain killed during the Vietnam War, and encouraged his people to ask the priest's intercession.

Pope Francis greets, bestows pallium on 34 new archbishops

Jun 29, 2013 / 12:34 pm

At a Mass during the feast of Saints Peter and Paul, Pope Francis gave a pallium to the 34 men who were made archbishops in the last year, highlighting their fidelity to Rome and to the papacy.

Group celebrates first ordinations since reunion with Rome

Jun 29, 2013 / 05:01 am

For the first time since coming into clear union with the Pope, the religious institute the Sons of the Most Holy Redeemer celebrated the priestly ordination of two of its members on June 22.

Be not afraid of immigrants, Archbishop Gomez encourages

Jun 28, 2013 / 01:02 am

In a new book marking Independence Day, the archbishop of Los Angeles addresses immigration reform in the context of the American Dream, seeking to stir the consciences of national Catholics.

Fetuses may feel pain as early as 20 weeks, doctor clarifies

Jun 27, 2013 / 12:34 pm

An Italian doctor has clarified that fetuses may be capable of feeling pain and pleasure as early as 20 weeks after their conception, after a June 19 article in Time may have led some to believe otherwise.

Facing risk of death, Syrian priests remain faithful

Jun 26, 2013 / 03:02 am

As civil war rages in Syria, priests are choosing to stay with their people and continue pastoring them, even as a monk was killed during a raid on a monastery in the north of the country on June 23.

Arizona hermitage to foster deep prayer, priestly renewal

Jun 25, 2013 / 03:02 am

Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted of Phoenix has established a local house of prayer for priests, where they can come for solitude with Christ and renew themselves for their ministry to the people of God.

LA archbishop says immigration tests America's identity

Jun 25, 2013 / 01:05 am

The American Dream is at stake in the debate over immigration reform, Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles told a group of journalists, saying the issue provides a chance for the nation to renew its soul.