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

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.

Sanctity is central to Church outreach, Pope stresses

Apr 25, 2013 / 01:07 am

Church leadership and outreach must be rooted in the pursuit of holiness and always attentive to the dignity of each human being, teaches Pope Francis in his newly translated book.

Kidnapped bishops spur call for religious freedom promotion

Apr 24, 2013 / 16:19 pm

The recent kidnapping of two Orthodox bishops in Syria has a former diplomat urging the U.S. government to make religious liberty a greater priority in its foreign policy.

Cardinal Dolan honored by evangelicals for leadership

Apr 24, 2013 / 03:06 am

Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York will receive the 2013 William Wilberforce Award this weekend from a group of Christians for his leadership in standing up for religious freedom.

Editor says Benedict outlined link between God, reason

Apr 24, 2013 / 01:02 am

In his speeches and writings on universities, Benedict XVI constantly focused on the need for reason to be open to God as a subject of knowledge, the editor of a new volume of his addresses says.

Newly translated book shows Pope, rabbi in dialogue

Apr 23, 2013 / 03:05 am

The first book by Pope Francis to be translated into English was co-authored by an Argentine rabbi and illustrates the Pope's commitment to inter-religious dialogue, according to the book’s translator.

Bishops cautiously hopeful on immigration plan

Apr 22, 2013 / 16:19 pm

Prominent U.S. bishops have expressed support for the immigration reform bill recently introduced in the Senate, although they noted that it still has room for improvement.

Catholic agency hopes for lasting food aid reform

Apr 21, 2013 / 15:06 pm

Catholic Relief Services is supportive of a proposal to make changes in the way that government food aid is delivered internationally, provided that it has long-term provisions that will not be subject to annual budget debates.

Author calls for US 'Catholic subculture' to regain identity

Apr 17, 2013 / 23:02 pm

To counter decades of Catholics becoming absorbed into secular American culture, noted author and journalist Russell Shaw is proposing a new Catholic “subculture” committed to evangelization.

Chicago honors first African-American priest with pilgrimage

Apr 17, 2013 / 03:05 am

In honor of Father Augustus Tolton, the first African-American priest in the U.S., the Chicago archdiocese is holding a pilgrimage in May which will visit sites associated with his life and ministry.

On 86th birthday, Benedict praised as deeply humble

Apr 16, 2013 / 05:04 am

As Benedict XVI celebrates his 86th birthday on April 16, the author of a new book on the legacy of the retired pontiff says his humility largely inspired the work.

Gonzaga professor denies school's claim to support Knights

Apr 15, 2013 / 23:04 pm

A professor at Gonzaga University has countered claims by the school that it supports the campus' Knights of Columbus Council after the group's application to be a student organization was denied.

Benedictine nuns release second album, honoring saints

Apr 14, 2013 / 15:02 pm

A group of contemplative Benedictine nuns have recorded an album in honor of the angels and saints, all of the songs of which were selected out of their daily liturgical life.

New York's longest-serving priest was 'generous to a fault'

Apr 13, 2013 / 05:04 am

Monsignor Gerald Ryan, the New York archdiocese's longest serving pastor and who died April 11, was described by one of his parishioners as exceedingly generous and ever-ready to help his people.

Scholar says European fight against porn shows depth of problem

Apr 11, 2013 / 03:08 am

Recent public efforts to oppose pornography in two European countries reveal that porn is problem not only for religious reasons but universal human reasons, according to a professor.

Gonzaga University to review Knights of Columbus status

Apr 10, 2013 / 23:05 pm

Gonzaga University president Thayne McCulloh will be reviewing the school's Student Life Office decision which denied a Knights of Columbus Council application to be recognized as a “student club.”

Renovated New Mexico chapel to help form priests

Apr 10, 2013 / 03:02 am

The newly-renovated chapel of Bishop James Wall of the Gallup diocese aims to be part of the spiritual formation of local seminarians as they prepare to pastor churches in the future.

Heroic Korean War priest remembered by prison-mate

Apr 9, 2013 / 03:02 am

A fellow prisoner of war has fondly recalled the heroism of Father Emil Kapaun, a U.S. Army chaplain who died in a North Korean camp and is posthumously receiving the Medal of Honor April 11.