Carl Bunderson

Carl Bunderson

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

Articles by Carl Bunderson

Washington Post accused of abortion bias in coverage

May 12, 2013 / 15:11 pm

The leader of a conservative think-tank is calling for more balanced abortion coverage from the Washington Post after the paper’s publisher said that its production team members “do make mistakes.”

Congressmen request abortion regulation data from states

May 9, 2013 / 16:30 pm

Amid the on-going trial of abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell, two committees of the U.S. House of Representatives are demanding answers from state officials about the regulation of abortion facilities.

Music scholar says chant is for everyone, not just elite

May 9, 2013 / 03:03 am

Gregorian chant is freely available and a music of the people – not the domain of a stuffy, Catholic elite as it is often perceived, says a music scholar from Alabama.

Without evangelization, Church is barren, says Pope

May 8, 2013 / 09:52 am

If the Church does not have the “apostolic courage” that led Saint Paul to evangelize, she becomes a “stalled Church … without fertility,” Pope Francis said in his May 8 homily.

Ethicist lauds Ireland's ruling against assisted suicide

May 8, 2013 / 01:02 am

The finding of the Irish Supreme Court that citizens have no right to assisted suicide is being welcomed by an ethicist and healthcare professional as an affirmation of the value of human life.

Romanian Catholic bishop glad to serve Canadian faithful

May 7, 2013 / 01:04 am

The bishop of the Eparchy of Saint George in Canton is thankful that the area now extends across both Canada and the U.S., enabling him to serve all Romanian Catholics in North America.

New confessional at Conn. parish boosts sacrament

May 6, 2013 / 23:01 pm

A Connecticut priest says a new confessional recently installed at his parish stands as a visible sign of God's grace, and has increased churchgoers' participation in the sacrament.

Six months later, Sandy victims plod through recovery

May 3, 2013 / 16:04 pm

Six months after Hurricane Sandy devastated the Caribbean and hit the northeastern U.S., coastal community members continue to struggle through the difficult process of rebuilding their lives.

Theologian dismisses call for women 'deacons'

May 3, 2013 / 01:02 am

Theologian Father Manfred Hauke said recent comments from a German archbishop appearing to support a particular diaconate for women are confusing to Catholics and others.

Knights grateful for Gonzaga student group status

May 2, 2013 / 11:35 am

The Knights of Columbus applauded a decision by Gonzaga University to grant them recognition as a sponsored organization after their application to be acknowledged as a student club was denied.

Pope's book shows desire to draw re-married persons to Christ

May 2, 2013 / 01:03 am

A recently translated book by Pope Francis exhibits a call for Catholics who have been divorced and are re-married to be made welcome in parishes, in the hope that they can remedy their situations.

Pope warns against work that enslaves man

May 1, 2013 / 09:42 am

Marking the feast of Saint Joseph the Worker, Pope Francis said at his General Audience this week that work should serve man and contribute to his dignity, rather than man serving his work.

Critics say Calif. infertility bill violates children's rights

May 1, 2013 / 01:07 am

A California bill ensuring that health care coverage for infertility treatments would be provided to same-sex couples is a violation of the basic human right for a mother and a father, critics charge.

Newark archdiocese says media 'mischaracterizing' accused priest

Apr 30, 2013 / 23:05 pm

The Archdiocese of Newark asserts that a local publication is inaccurately portraying the continued ministry of a priest who was accused of abusing a minor.

Council of Europe hailed for religious freedom resolution

Apr 30, 2013 / 03:02 am

A resolution passed by the Council of Europe's Parliamentary Assembly is being lauded as an important – although limited – recognition of religious and conscience rights in the public sphere.  

Videos show Gosnell practices in other abortion clinics

Apr 30, 2013 / 01:06 am

Newly released videos from Live Action, a pro-life advocacy group, show that doctor Kermit Gosnell's practice of murdering infants who survive abortions is not isolated to his facility.

Poverty linked to respect for life in Pope's book

Apr 29, 2013 / 16:01 pm

In his newly translated book, Pope Francis proposes a Christ-centered understanding of human dignity that yields a comprehensive respect for life reaching from the unborn to the impoverished.

New film shows dramatic revival of Omaha parish

Apr 28, 2013 / 15:05 pm

A new documentary tracks the gripping journey of how a priest and his community – through fidelity to Church tradition and Vatican II – turned a church with dwindling numbers into a thriving parish.

Worldliness poses danger to priestly identity, Pope says

Apr 27, 2013 / 15:05 pm

The biggest threat to priests is the temptation to be more immersed in the world than the Gospel, says Pope Francis in his newly translated book.

Brooklyn diocese launches 'hipster' Jesus ad campaign

Apr 26, 2013 / 03:03 am

A new ad campaign by the Diocese of Brooklyn is hoping to attract the unchurched, with a series of posters calling Christ “The original hipster,” as well as ads designed for gyms and bars.