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

Catholics in Russia form Year of Faith pilgrimage

Jun 23, 2013 / 15:04 pm

To mark the Year of Faith in Russia, lay-Catholic group Una Voce has organized a five-day pilgrimage in honor of 11th-century king Saint Olaf, including daily Mass and veneration of his icon.

Cardinal says foreign pressures fuel violence in Nigeria, Syria

Jun 20, 2013 / 03:01 am

At a conference of interfaith leaders in Milan, Cardinal John O. Onaiyekan suggested that Islamist violence in his country of Nigeria, as well as in Syria, has been fueled by external influences.

Fargo's new bishop-elect aims to help faith flourish

Jun 18, 2013 / 03:01 am

Monsignor John T. Folda, the bishop-elect of the Fargo diocese, looks forward to promoting the Catholic faith in eastern North Dakota following his episcopal consecration June 19.

Costly weddings could be crippling for new marriages

Jun 15, 2013 / 15:04 pm

Noting the sharply increasing costs of weddings, marriage advocates have begun to urge couples to be less extravagant in their nuptial celebrations for the good of their relationships.

Drone use prompts Catholic call for greater caution

Jun 14, 2013 / 03:07 am

Catholic leaders and academics have outlined the need for greater public discussion on the American policy of using drones to kill terrorists, saying it shouldn't be done “uncritically.”

Newly-professed sisters celebrated as 'sign of hope'

Jun 13, 2013 / 23:02 pm

At a Brooklyn Mass where six Little Sisters of the Poor made their first vows, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan emphasized all the good that the order does for elderly poor around the world.

Bishop laments student's nude protest as intolerant

Jun 11, 2013 / 23:01 pm

Bishop David A. Zubik of Pittsburgh voiced dismay over the lack of respect shown to religious beliefs when a local college student publicly dressed up as a Pope, though nude from the waist-down.

Migrants on Mexico's border face 'nightmares,' priest says

Jun 11, 2013 / 05:03 am

Harsh conditions and persecution confront migrants in Mexico, many of whom have been deported from the U.S., according to a Salesian priest who serves the population in the border-town of Tijuana.

Survey on priests' dislike of Missal may be inaccurate

May 25, 2013 / 15:03 pm

A survey of U.S. priests' attitudes towards the new English translation of the Roman Missal showing “widespread skepticism” may be inaccurate because of its methods, according to a polling expert.

Hobby Lobby lawyer encouraged by latest hearing

May 24, 2013 / 16:04 pm

The lawyer representing Hobby Lobby and its Christian owners in a lawsuit challenging the federal contraception mandate is heartened following the case's hearing before a federal appeals court.

Nigerian bishops lament disunity among local Catholics

May 23, 2013 / 03:06 am

As the Catholics of the Diocese of Ahiara protested the appointment of a bishop from a nearby diocese as their shepherd, local bishops expressed sadness at the disunity in the Church of Nigeria.

Author finds Catholic themes in Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet'

May 22, 2013 / 03:03 am

Editor and author Joseph Pearce's new work, “Shakespeare on Love,” sees the Catholic presence in “Romeo and Juliet” and corrects popular interpretations of the play, which see the pair only as victims.

Oklahoma bishop supports those grieving in Moore

May 21, 2013 / 14:15 pm

Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma City traveled to Moore today to give his support and concern to those devastated by the tornado that swept through the town yesterday, May 20.

Cloning shows science must dialogue with philosophy

May 21, 2013 / 03:05 am

The recent production of stem cells from cloned human embryos has prompted a researcher to consider the need for scientists to take other disciplines into account before engaging their work.

Marriage advocates plan to sue IRS over leaks

May 17, 2013 / 16:03 pm

The National Organization for Marriage is filing a lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service, after its confidential tax return was leaked from the agency to the group's chief political opposition.

Pro-life groups claim to be among IRS targets

May 17, 2013 / 03:02 am

Along with its targeting of conservative political groups for extra scrutiny, Internal Revenue Service employees also reportedly singled out pro-life leaders for intimidation.

Gay adoption bill could downsize Catholic agencies

May 17, 2013 / 01:04 am

As a new bill aims to bar federal funding of adoption services that do not place children with gay couples, an Illinois Catholic leader warned a similar law there downsized faith-based agencies.

Alabama charity restructures to better serve community

May 16, 2013 / 03:02 am

Catholic Social Services of Mobile is undergoing a fund raising effort so that it can more effectively provide assistance to those in need in southern Alabama through a centralized office.

Bangladesh tragedy sparks call for retail accountability

May 15, 2013 / 03:03 am

After the collapse of a garment factory in Bangladesh which killed at least 1,127 workers, demands for better oversight from Western retailers as well as local manufacturers have been widespread.

Second Fortnight for Freedom to highlight marriage, mandate

May 14, 2013 / 03:10 am

The U.S. bishops' conference has announced a second Fortnight for Freedom, scheduled for the two weeks leading up to Interdependence Day, to raise awareness and support for the right to religious liberty.