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

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.

Update: 'Exoneration' of St John Cantius founder 'without foundation'

Jun 29, 2018 / 12:01 pm

UPDATE: Fr. Szarek reaffirmed June 29 that he accepts the Archdiocese of Chicago's decisions regarding Fr. Phillips. In a statement posted at the St. John Cantius parish website, he said, "reports that the Independent Review Board exonerated Fr. Phillips are without foundation."

Canons of St John Cantius founder remains barred from public ministry

Jun 25, 2018 / 14:29 pm

The religious superior of Father C. Frank Phillips, former pastor of St. John Cantius Parish in Chicago, told the parish Sunday that the priest remains prohibited from exercising public ministry in the Archdiocese of Chicago.

In Florida, bishops' 'Faithful Citizenship' debate heats up

Jun 14, 2018 / 15:49 pm

What some expected would be a brisk vote to provide supplementary videos and a statement on political life turned out to be a lengthy discussion at the USCCB general assembly meeting on Thursday, covering the future of the bishops’ guide to political engagement, Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship.

Apostolic nuncio encourages US bishops in 'listening'

Jun 13, 2018 / 14:12 pm

Speaking to the US bishops’ spring meeting on Wednesday, Archbishop Christophe Pierre urged the importance of listening: to youth, to the Hispanic population, and to the Holy Father.

Cardinal DiNardo: New US asylum policy erodes the right to life

Jun 13, 2018 / 06:36 am

At the opening of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ general assembly on Wednesday, the conference president issued a statement condemning the Trump administration’s adoption of stricter asylum policies and its policy of family separation at the US-Mexico border.

New Baltimore policy permits outdoor Catholic weddings

Jun 11, 2018 / 12:07 pm

The Archdiocese of Baltimore has announced a policy to allow weddings to be held outside of parish churches, including at outdoor venues.