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

Priest remembers Alfred Hitchcock's faith

Dec 8, 2012 / 06:06 am

In a Dec. 6 article for the Wall Street Journal, Jesuit priest Father Mark Henninger recounted his time with famed director Alfred Hitchcock towards the end of his life.

LA Guadalupe procession draws thousands in celebration of faith

Dec 3, 2012 / 20:02 pm

An outdoor procession for Our Lady of Guadalupe held Sunday in Los Angeles attracted 25,000 participants to venerate the Virgin and to express their Catholic faith.

Parishes in Queens remain ravaged by Hurricane Sandy

Dec 2, 2012 / 19:38 pm

The faith and generosity that Catholics in the borough of Queens are displaying as they struggle to get through the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Sandy are an inspiration to Father Richard J. Ahlemeyer.

UK bishops' conference tweeting for Year of Faith

Dec 1, 2012 / 06:06 am

The evangelization office of the English and Welsh bishops' conference has launched a program of daily tweets to teach the faith to Catholics throughout the countries.

Support for teen emergency contraception access deemed 'foolish'

Nov 28, 2012 / 17:00 pm

Doctors and pro-life advocates warn that the American Academy of Pediatrics' recommendation of emergency contraceptives for teenage girls promotes unwise and “risky behaviors."

Tulsa diocese celebrates Year of Faith with rich variety

Nov 24, 2012 / 06:22 am

The Diocese of Tulsa has big plans for the Year of Faith and is crowning its efforts with a “bucket list.”

Critics find UN contraception push harmful to women

Nov 23, 2012 / 16:03 pm

A United Nations population report calling for global contraceptive access has drawn fire from doctors and pro-life advocates who say the funding would better spent preventing maternal deaths.

In Ireland abortion case, pro-lifers warn against snap judgments

Nov 21, 2012 / 11:41 am

Following the death of a pregnant women in Ireland who was denied an abortion, pro-life voices are advising careful examination of the circumstances rather than abortion advocacy.

Kansas school upholds Catholic identity, fosters vocations

Nov 21, 2012 / 04:03 am

St. John's Catholic School in Beloit, Kan. is striving to revitalize Catholic culture by promoting openness to priestly and religious vocations among its students.

New March for Life president plans increased youth appeal

Nov 21, 2012 / 02:35 am

After being named the president of the March for Life Education and Defense Fund, Jeanne F. Monahan says she plans to increase the annual pro-life march's appeal to young people.

Hurricane Sandy efforts move from relief to recovery

Nov 18, 2012 / 16:03 pm

Dioceses in the mid-Atlantic are starting to move their Hurricane Sandy relief efforts to a focus on recovery, 18 days after the storm first touched American soil.

Cardinal Burke honors Irish blessed with monument

Nov 15, 2012 / 00:22 am

Cardinal Raymond L. Burke recently unveiled a monument he commissioned for his titular church – Saint Agatha of the Goths – of a saintly Irish monk who was ordained there in 1881.

Bishop Gendron: St. Kateri Mass began healing of Canadian divisions

Nov 11, 2012 / 16:12 pm

Canadians from the country’s First Nations and those of European descent took an important step toward reconciliation when they gathered Nov. 4 at St. Joseph's Oratory in Montreal to give thanks for the canonization of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha.

Calif. religious brothers release Gregorian chant album

Nov 8, 2012 / 12:09 pm

The Norbertine brothers of St. Michael's Abbey in Calif. have shared the beauty of Gregorian chant by releasing a new album on Nov. 6.

Americans share same hopes for future, President Obama says

Nov 7, 2012 / 00:01 am

During his victory speech after being elected to a second term on Tuesday night, President Barack Obama said that Americans are united in their values as a nation.

North Dakota bishop stands by pastoral letter on election

Oct 31, 2012 / 03:05 am

Bishop David D. Kagan of Bismarck defended his letter on the election which was read this weekend at parishes in North Dakota, against demands by a state senator that it be withdrawn or changed.

Catholic music label to release nuns' album for Advent

Oct 31, 2012 / 00:03 am

Kevin and Monica Fitzgibbons left lucrative positions in the entertainment industry to found a company that helps unique new artists – and their De Montfort Music label will soon release an album by contemplative Benedictine nuns.

Faith overcomes spiritual blindness, Pope says at synod close

Oct 29, 2012 / 10:23 am

At a Mass on Sunday closing the bishops' synod on the new evangelization, the Pope reflected on the need for faith in overcoming spiritual blindness and also appealed on behalf of the victims of Hurricane Sandy.

Cardinal O'Brien calls for witness to Jesus' empty tomb

Oct 27, 2012 / 13:28 pm

As Cardinal Edwin F. O'Brien took possession of his titular church, St. Sebastian on the Palatine Hill, he called on Catholics to imitate Saint Sebastian's witness to the resurrection of Christ.

Archbishop Chaput: Be Catholic before you are Democrat or Republican

Oct 25, 2012 / 03:00 am

As the country approaches election day in two weeks, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia is encouraging Catholic voters to place their faith above their allegiance to political parties.