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

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on the election which was read this weekend at parishes in North Dakota, against demands by a state senator that it be withdrawn or changed.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.

Soviet propaganda posters show importance of religious freedom

Oct 19, 2012 / 16:43 pm

Some 40 Soviet propaganda posters against Christianity will soon be displayed at Denver’s Catholic cathedral as part of an exhibit dedicated to religious liberty.

Miami archdiocese sues over 'real threat' from HHS mandate

Oct 19, 2012 / 14:19 pm

The Archdiocese of Miami and two other Catholic entities filed a lawsuit today against the HHS mandate, adding to the dozens of lawsuits already filed in the matter.

Moral theologians reaffirm possible ethical stem cell advances

Oct 17, 2012 / 16:00 pm

Although concerns have been raised about the unethical source of some cells used in Shinya Yamanaka’s efforts to reprogram cells into stem cells, moral theologians insist that the work could lead to ethical advances in the field.

Classical education enlivens Denver Catholic school

Oct 16, 2012 / 02:03 am

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School based in Denver, Colo., has nearly doubled its enrollment in just one year by introducing a classical curriculum.

Campaign against New Orleans violence recalls 1815 prayers

Oct 15, 2012 / 23:36 pm

“Thou shalt not kill” is the message on yard signs being distributed to parishes in the Archdiocese of New Orleans this week.

Legion and Regnum Christi head taking leave for health reasons

Oct 11, 2012 / 12:50 pm

Father Alvaro Corcuera, General Director of the Legion of Christ and Regnum Christi, announced that he is handing over his responsibilities for the sake of his health

Vatican official encourages Our Sunday Visitor in new media

Oct 10, 2012 / 01:06 am

At a Sept. 28 dinner celebrating Our Sunday Visitor's 100th anniversary, Archbishop Claudio M. Celli emphasized the crucial role of new media in evangelization.

Atlanta archdiocese prohibits support of Komen foundation

Oct 9, 2012 / 03:04 am

The Archdiocese of Atlanta recently sent a memo to its parishes announcing they are to end support for Susan G. Komen for the Cure over the organization's ties with Planned Parenthood.

Nobel-winning stem cell work helps curtail embryonic research

Oct 8, 2012 / 16:28 pm

Moral theologian Father Thomas Berg is praising the work of Shinya Yamanaka, the winner of this year's Nobel Prize in medicine, for helping to “put human embryonic stem cell research largely out of business.”

Calif. gay therapy law erodes parental rights, critics charge

Oct 3, 2012 / 03:16 am

Pro-family and parental rights groups are saying a new California law banning therapy for minors who struggle with same-sex attraction is disrespectful of both personal choice and parents' rights.

Catholic students spark controversy over IVF support

Oct 2, 2012 / 03:02 am

Students at Loyola Law School have drawn criticism over writing a legal brief in support of Costa Rica legalizing in-vitro fertilization, a practice condemned by the Church.

Knights leader will promote family, laity at New Evangelization synod

Sep 29, 2012 / 06:06 am

Carl Anderson, the head of the Knights of Columbus, will focus his participation at the upcoming Synod of Bishops on the role of families and the laity in the New Evangelization.

Book busts myths about Church teaching on hot topics

Sep 27, 2012 / 03:23 am

Dr. Christopher Kaczor's new book addresses some of the most widely-held myths about the Catholic Church and its teachings, tackling sensitive topics like homosexuality and the abuse scandal.

Bishop Vann to head fastest growing US diocese

Sep 21, 2012 / 08:46 am

Bishop Kevin W. Vann of Fort Worth, Texas has been named the fourth bishop of Orange, Calif. by Pope Benedict XVI.

LA priest on leave for advocating 'gay marriage' (Corrected)

Sep 21, 2012 / 02:04 am

Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles has placed Father Joseph Palacios on leave from ministry because of his promotion of same-sex “marriage.”