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

On Aug. 2, you can get this St. Francis-themed indulgence

Aug 2, 2020 / 02:18 am

Today's feast of Our Lady of the Angels of Porziuncola and its associated indulgence is a way to focus on the importance of Mary and the Franciscan tradition in the Church, a friar explained.

How should healthcare be distributed when hospitals are overwhelmed?

Mar 16, 2020 / 11:01 am

As there are concerns over the ability of the healthcare system to manage the coronavirus pandemic, discussions are being had over what criteria should be used if healthcare must be rationed.

Mass formally opens beatification cause of Eileen O'Connor, laywoman and mystic

Feb 20, 2020 / 17:15 pm

Archbishop Anthony Fisher, O.P., of Sydney said Mass Thursday to open formally the cause of beatification of Eileen O'Connor, the foundress of Our Lady's Nurses of the Poor who died at a young age.

Fort Worth bishop helps family seek care in Catholic hospital for gravely ill Tinslee Lewis

Jan 3, 2020 / 17:12 pm

After a Texas judge on Thursday allowed a hospital to stop medical treatment for Tinslee Lewis, a terminally ill child in Fort Worth, the local bishop offered to help her family seek care in a Catholic healthcare facility.

Ruthenian women's community established as eparchial monastery

Oct 4, 2019 / 15:18 pm

The Ruthenian Bishop of Parma last week erected Christ the Bridegroom Monastery as a female monastery sui iuris of eparchial right.

Vatican office temporarily suspends sanctions against Indiana Jesuit school

Sep 23, 2019 / 15:07 pm

The Vatican’s Congregation for Catholic Education has temporarily suspended a decree from the Archbishop of Indianapolis that revoked the Catholic identity of a Jesuit high school. The suspension will have effect while the congregation considers an appeal of the decree.

Inter-religious leaders in Pakistan urge protections for religious minorities

Aug 9, 2019 / 09:09 am

Catholic and other religious leaders signed a joint resolution Thursday encouraging the Pakistani government to adopt policies to protect religious minorities.

Records on life of Father Flanagan, founder of Boys Town, presented at Vatican

Jul 23, 2019 / 02:01 am

The cause for canonization of Servant of God Edward Flanagan, the priest who founded Nebraska's Boys Town community for orphans and other boys, advanced Monday with the presentation of a summary of records on his life.

Omaha, Lincoln dioceses push back on subpoenas for child sex abuse records

Feb 28, 2019 / 17:07 pm

The Archdiocese of Omaha and the Diocese of Lincoln intend to ask a Nebraska court to suspend subpoenas compelling the Catholic institutions of the state to provide all records related to child sex abuse, CNA learned on Thursday.

Analysis: What to make of the CDF's hysterectomy 'responsum?'

Feb 26, 2019 / 15:01 pm

The National Catholic Bioethics Center issued a commentary this month in response to a December Vatican document on the moral liceity of hysterectomies in certain medical situations.

Open letter asks Pope Francis to adopt vegan diet during Lent

Feb 9, 2019 / 06:01 am

An environmental group is asking Pope Francis to abstain from all animal products during Lent, promising a $1 million donation to a charity of his choice if he does so.

'A sense of conversion' - A bishop reflects on the Mundelein retreat

Jan 11, 2019 / 16:44 pm

Praying daily before the Eucharist with more than 250 other U.S. bishops was, for Bishop James Wall of Gallup, the highlight of a seven-day episcopal retreat held this week at Mundelein Seminary in the Archdiocese of Chicago.

Ecumenical Patriarch recognizes independence of Orthodox Church of Ukraine

Jan 7, 2019 / 20:01 pm

The Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople on Saturday signed a tomos of autocephaly for the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, formally recognizing the Church's independence.

What is the Apostles' Creed, anyway? A CNA Explainer

Dec 6, 2018 / 18:01 pm

During Wednesday's funeral for George H.W. Bush, US President Donald Trump made headlines when he did not recite the Apostles' Creed. Supporters and critics of the president speculated on what his omission might have meant.

Did Iowa diocese give enough warning about abusive priest?

Nov 6, 2018 / 13:54 pm

A New Mexico man says that an Iowa diocese neglected to tell him about the extent of abuse committed by a priest living in his home. Leaders in the diocese told CNA they tried to warn the man about the priest’s past, and that current leaders have attempted to do everything possible to manage the priest’s situation, within the confines of canon law.

Bootkoski claims at odds with NY Times McCarrick abuse report

Sep 5, 2018 / 13:31 pm

Bishop Emeritus Paul Bootkoski of Metuchen said last week that claims of abuse against then-Cardinal McCarrick made to his diocese were reported to the then-nuncio in a timely manner. Accounts from some alleged victims suggest the diocese had been aware of McCarrick’s misconduct long before it was reported.

Priests call Word on Fire conference a consoling encounter with scripture

Aug 23, 2018 / 15:01 pm

Returning from Bishop Robert Barron's conference held this week on preaching, several priests said the experience was a grace-filled time to focus on one of the most important roles with which they are tasked.

Bishop Trautman responds to release of Pennsylvania grand jury report

Aug 15, 2018 / 15:59 pm

Bishop Donald Trautman responded Tuesday to the Pennsylvania grand jury report on allegations of clerical sex abuse of minors, saying he did not condone or enable such abuse during his tenure leading the Diocese of Erie.

Bay area project expands Gregorian chant instruction to children, teens

Jul 27, 2018 / 02:01 am

An initiative in the Archdiocese of San Francisco to form the Catholic imagination through beauty will next month host a workshop on how to teach “chant camps,” in which children and teens are educated in Gregorian chant.

Cardinal McCarrick reportedly lived on IVE seminary property during retirement

Jul 24, 2018 / 16:08 pm

Cardinal Theodore McCarrick is reported to have lived alongside a Maryland house of formation for members of a religious order whose founder has faced Vatican charges of sexual misconduct.