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

Canon lawyer: Bishop has warned National Catholic Reporter

Jan 31, 2013 / 09:55 am

A canon lawyer at the Catholic University of America says that a recent column by Bishop Robert Finn serves as a strong urging to the National Catholic Reporter to re-establish its fidelity to the Church.

Catholic thinkers debate government's role in helping poor

Jan 31, 2013 / 02:02 am

In a recent debate, two Catholic commentators disagreed over how large a role government should play in exercising society's responsibility to assist the impoverished.

Cardinal Burke heartened by US pro-life marches

Jan 26, 2013 / 16:03 pm

Cardinal Raymond Burke says that the pro-life marches taking place across America this week “are a most important witness to the respect for the inviolable dignity of every human life.”

Colo. bishops to review health system's fidelity to Church

Jan 25, 2013 / 04:03 am

Colorado's three bishops will examine litigation surrounding Catholic Health Initiatives, after its lawyers allegedly argued in a wrongful-death lawsuit that human fetuses are not persons.

Pakistani official: Society flourishes with religious freedom

Jan 23, 2013 / 04:03 am

Paul Bhatti, Pakistan's Minister of Minority Affairs, called religious liberty a Christian value that can enhance life in the country and impart stability to society at large.

Christ's beauty overcomes evil, archbishop says at Aurora theater

Jan 18, 2013 / 10:23 am

At the reopening of the Aurora theater where a gunman took 12 lives last July, Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver said the darkness of evil cannot overcome the light and beauty of Christ.

European religious freedom ruling greeted as step forward

Jan 17, 2013 / 06:04 am

A European court's new decision in the case of four British Christians claiming religious discrimination in their workplaces was received as a positive step by an attorney representing two of the plaintiffs.

Franciscans' prayer request texts met with enthusiasm

Jan 16, 2013 / 04:03 am

U.S.-based Franciscan friars have enjoyed a widespread response to a service allowing Catholics to send in prayer requests via text message.

Fight against porn starts with the heart, new columnist writes

Jan 15, 2013 / 04:02 am

CNA's new columnist Matt McGuiness offers a different approach to the widespread problem of pornography through an “education of desire,” or examining what the human heart truly longs for.

Cultural event in NYC to explore meaning of freedom

Jan 10, 2013 / 12:27 pm

An organizer for the New York Encounter, a three-day cultural festival held in January, says this year's theme of “Experiencing Freedom” is an idea both cherished and deeply divisive in American culture.

California monks build new chapel with medieval stones

Jan 10, 2013 / 04:03 am

A California abbey has been home to Cistercian monks since 1955, and now houses a new chapel built of stones taken from a medieval Cistercian monastery in Spain.

LA archdiocese to release documents as part of anti-abuse effort

Jan 8, 2013 / 17:05 pm

The personnel files of priests accused of sexual abuse will soon be released by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, cooperating with county judge Emilie Elias' order that the files be released without editing.

Knowledge of Catholic past deepens faith, historian finds

Jan 8, 2013 / 04:05 am

A new book authored by Dr. James Hitchcock, professor of history at St. Louis University, is aimed at helping Catholics live their faith more richly by exposing them to the Church's 2000 year history.

Alabama and Notre Dame bring faith to football showdown

Jan 5, 2013 / 06:15 am

As Alabama and Notre Dame prepare to face each other in college football’s Bowl Championship Series, both teams will also have the chance to spiritually prepare for the big game.

Catholic dorms to debut at two secular universities

Jan 3, 2013 / 16:06 pm

The Newman Student Housing Fund is working to establish faith-based dormitories on two college campuses, housing students starting the fall semester of 2013.

In work with poor, Little Sisters trust in providence this winter

Dec 28, 2012 / 16:05 pm

As the winter season continues, the Little Sisters of the Poor are relying on God's providence to help their care for the elderly poor, as they always have.

Knights in Newtown organize nationwide prayer drive

Dec 21, 2012 / 02:27 am

The Knights of Columbus at St. Rose of Lima parish in Newtown, Conn. have organized a prayer drive for the benefit of those affected by the town's recent tragedy.

Long-time Michigan roadside nativity resurrected

Dec 18, 2012 / 04:01 am

A 67-year-old tradition of placing a nativity scene on a public median in Warren, Mich. has been re-established after a four-year legal battle involving the Freedom From Religion Foundation.

Man with sledgehammer attacks two La. Catholic churches

Dec 18, 2012 / 02:12 am

A vandal with a sledgehammer who attacked statues at two parishes in Sulphur, La. was discovered in the adoration chapel at one of the churches.

Communications think tank promotes family in media

Dec 16, 2012 / 17:16 pm

Family and Media is celebrating its seventh year of studying the impact of the media on the family and offering advice to parents on how to form the Christian character of their children.