Carl Bunderson

Carl Bunderson

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

Articles by Carl Bunderson

Conference to help therapists integrate faith into practice

Mar 26, 2013 / 03:02 am

An upcoming Catholic psychotherapy conference aims to foster an understanding of human dignity and goodness among therapists, according to a chairman of the event.

St. Francis' poverty often misunderstood, priest explains

Mar 24, 2013 / 17:03 pm

Saint Francis of Assisi's concern with poverty was secondary in his life and stemmed from his utter reliance on and love for God, a priest familiar with the saint said.

America's 'soul' at risk over immigration, Archbishop Gomez warns

Mar 22, 2013 / 11:21 am

Addressing America's immigration problem, Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles urged religious believers to recall the nation to an understanding of human dignity based on its biblical roots.

Louisiana monks thankful for right to sell caskets

Mar 22, 2013 / 01:00 am

After fighting a lawsuit for over five years, Benedictine monks in Louisiana finally won the right to sell their handmade wooden caskets when a federal appeals court ruled in their favor March 20.

Protestant seminary to keep positive ties with Church

Mar 19, 2013 / 23:02 pm

Fuller Theological Seminary, a leading center for the formation of evangelical Protestant pastors, will continue to promote positive relations with the Catholic Church, according to its new president.

Papal agency working to help displaced Syrians

Mar 19, 2013 / 16:01 pm

Catholic Near East Welfare Association is working with local Churches in and around Syria to help refugees and those who have been displaced by the country's civil war, now beginning its third year.

Architect says Churches must be beautiful to reflect faith

Mar 19, 2013 / 03:02 am

Because they help impart the Catholic faith to the world, Church buildings have a responsibility to reflect God's beauty, says architect and author Duncan Stroik.

YouTube video celebrates Pope Francis

Mar 15, 2013 / 16:03 pm

A YouTube video produced by the grassroots political organization Catholic Vote is celebrating the election of Pope Francis to “give glory to God and His Church,” the website's founder has said.

Former Vatican diplomat sees wisdom of Holy Spirit in Pope's election

Mar 14, 2013 / 23:05 pm

Despite “seeming anomalies” in the election of Pope Francis, a former ambassador to the Vatican said that seeing the event through the eyes of faith can give us a glimpse into the wisdom of the Holy Spirit.

Jesuit charism is to serve the Church, priest notes

Mar 14, 2013 / 03:03 am

A Jesuit priest expressed delight at the election of Pope Francis, who is a member of the Society of Jesus, highlighting that the group was founded to serve Christ's Church.

Archbishops Aquila, Chaput welcome Pope Francis

Mar 13, 2013 / 12:50 pm

American archbishops Samuel J. Aquila and Charles J. Chaput voiced gratitude to Jorge Mario Bergoglio, now Pope Francis, for accepting election as Bishop of Rome and Vicar of Christ today.

Benedictine monk: reverent liturgy helps us encounter Christ

Mar 13, 2013 / 03:05 am

Celebrating the liturgy with reverence and beauty helps facilitate the encounter with Christ during the Mass, reflected a monk involved in organizing a conference on liturgy in Rome this summer.

Champion of 'feminine genius' celebrated on 90th birthday

Mar 13, 2013 / 01:03 am

On her 90th birthday, noted philosopher and Catholic theologian Alice von Hildebrand has been lauded for both her teachings and example of “authentic womanhood.”

Benedict praised for Holy Saturday broadcast of Shroud

Mar 10, 2013 / 15:01 pm

Benedict XVI's decision to allow a TV broadcast of the Shroud of Turin on March 30, Holy Saturday, has been lauded by experts for highlighting the link between the Shroud and death of Christ.

Poll shows regular Mass attendees oppose 'gay marriage'

Mar 9, 2013 / 16:03 pm

A majority of Catholics who attend services weekly oppose same-sex “marriage,” according to a poll by Quinnipiac University, even though it's release suggested that Catholics largely support the practice.

Cleveland diocese mourns excommunicated priest

Mar 8, 2013 / 00:02 am

Bishop Richard G. Lennon of Cleveland announced the excommunication of Father Robert Marrone on March 4, calling people to pray for the priest, who had refused two years of reconciliation attempts.

New book shows adult stem cells as medical 'paradigm shift'

Mar 7, 2013 / 02:07 am

The recent explosion of success in using adult stem cells to treat and cure diseases marks a shift in the medical field by making it unnecessary to use controversial embryonic stem cells, said Dr. Robin Smith.  

Art historian says Benedict's 'way of beauty' will continue to flower

Mar 6, 2013 / 04:04 am

Pope Emeritus Benedict's emphasis on beauty as a means to encounter truth and grow in faith is one of the “greatest seeds” planted during his pontificate, says art historian Elizabeth Lev.

Screenwriter: without beauty, media fails to evangelize

Mar 5, 2013 / 04:05 am

The Catholic Church needs to “set the example of beauty” in evangelizing society through media rather than existing as an isolated sub-culture, says screenwriter Barbara Nicolosi.

Denver archbishop says faith requires trust, intimacy with God

Mar 2, 2013 / 06:02 am

Trust in God is the key foundation of faith which allows one to develop an intimate and personal relationship with the Father, according to Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila.