Carl Bunderson

Carl Bunderson

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

Articles by Carl Bunderson

Beauty in liturgy the 'great legacy' of Benedict XVI

Mar 1, 2013 / 04:02 am

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI will be remembered in Church history for his work to recover the beauty of traditional liturgy, according to Bishop James D. Conley.

Theologian says cultural renewal starts with Catechism

Feb 28, 2013 / 04:03 am

A U.S. theology professor's new book seeks to revitalize society through the “integrated whole of the Catholic vision,” found in the four pillars of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

Protestant scholar lauds Benedict's ecumenical strides

Feb 24, 2013 / 16:03 pm

Pope Benedict has been a leader devoted to ecumenical efforts, according to a professor of Christian history and ecumenism at Fuller Theological Seminary, a Protestant school in Pasadena, Calif.

Pope praised for trailblazing unity with Anglicans

Feb 21, 2013 / 04:02 am

Pope Benedict's move allowing Anglican converts to enter the Catholic Church as a group makes him “the Pope of Christian Unity,” says the head of the United Kingdom's structure for these communities.

Deceased natural family planning pioneer 'inspired us'

Feb 20, 2013 / 17:08 pm

Dr. Evelyn Billings, who helped develop a major method of natural fertility regulation, is being remembered after her recent death as a wonderful inspiration, said a doctor at the Natural Family Planning Center.

Pope remembered for linking education, love of God

Feb 19, 2013 / 04:10 am

Pope Benedict XVI has left a lasting mark on Catholic education by showing how reason and knowledge can lead to an essential love of God, reflected scholars at leading Catholic universities.

Jesuit high school gets new chapel to foster devotion

Feb 17, 2013 / 16:03 pm

A Jesuit High School in Tampa, Fla., recently dedicated its new chapel, which was beautifully re-designed to encourage devotion to God.

Alligator OK to eat on Lenten Fridays, archbishop clarifies

Feb 15, 2013 / 16:05 pm

Alligator is permissible to eat on Fridays of Lent, the archbishop of New Orleans assured a conscientious parishioner, and his approval has been backed by the national bishops' conference.

Archbishop calls for return to America's 'founding ideals'

Feb 13, 2013 / 04:02 am

Catholics today must help the U.S. return to its founding principles amid dangers to religious liberty, Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore told a gathering of business leaders.

Scott Hahn: resignation shows Pope's servant nature

Feb 12, 2013 / 04:02 am

Pope Benedict's decision to resign as Bishop of Rome shows how the papacy is an office not of power but of service, reflected author and professor Dr. Scott Hahn.

Pope wants to form youth in Catholic identity, scholar reflects

Feb 9, 2013 / 16:02 pm

A professor at Wyoming Catholic College reflected on Pope Benedict's recent address to the Pontifical Council for Culture, saying it showed his desire that we “re-connect with our Catholic heritage.”

Theologian calls beauty 'starting point' for faith

Feb 7, 2013 / 04:03 am

Prominent theologian Dr. Michael Waldstein said that despite the modern world's dismissal of the connection between goodness and truth, the beauty of the natural world and human relationships can lead to faith in God.

Newark archdiocese stands by ministry of priest accused of sex abuse

Feb 6, 2013 / 02:02 am

The Archdiocese of Newark affirmed its decision to allow a priest accused of abusing a minor to remain in ministry, stressing that they are complying with authorities and prohibiting any interaction alone with children.

Catholic health group affirms Church teaching on unborn

Feb 4, 2013 / 11:37 am

Catholic Health Initiatives has joined Colorado's bishops in calling for protection of unborn children after the group's lawyers argued in a wrongful-death lawsuit that human fetuses are not persons.

Archbishop Gomez praised for ideal approach to LA removals

Feb 1, 2013 / 17:22 pm

Archbishop José Gomez's decision to relieve Cardinal Roger Mahony and Bishop Thomas Curry of their duties in the L.A. archdiocese is being welcomed as “the best possible thing he could have done.”

Kansas school stewardship model encourages vocations

Feb 1, 2013 / 04:01 am

The stewardship model which funds Catholic schools in the Diocese of Wichita has blessed the local Church with numerous priestly and religious vocations, the diocesan superintendent of schools said.

Pro-lifers urge new Secretary of State to support human rights

Jan 31, 2013 / 17:02 pm

As Senator John Kerry is confirmed as Secretary of State for Obama's second administration, pro-life groups have encouraged the official to protect human rights, especially for the unborn.

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.”