Carl Bunderson

Carl Bunderson

Carl Bunderson is managing editor of Catholic News Agency. He hold a BA in economics from the University of Colorado Boulder and a BPhil from the Pontifical Lateran University.

Articles by Carl Bunderson

US bishops to issue statement on need for immigration reform

Nov 13, 2017 / 14:30 pm

As the conclusion of a lengthy discussion on migration, the US Conference of Catholic Bishops decided Monday to draft a statement from their president expressing the need for humane and just immigration reform.

Youth ministry must reflect young people’s diversity, US cardinal says

Nov 13, 2017 / 11:14 am

Young people are not a singular mass, and ministry to them must reflect their diversity, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston told his fellow U.S. bishops Monday as they discussed the upcoming synod.

Be missionary disciples of Christ, apostolic nuncio encourages US bishops

Nov 13, 2017 / 09:20 am

On the opening day of the US bishops' plenary assembly, Archbishop Christophe Pierre addressed the gathering, encouraging them to prioritize youth, the mission of evangelization, and Christ himself.

Cardinal Parolin invokes God's wisdom on the US bishops

Nov 12, 2017 / 19:38 pm

Speaking to the US bishops gathered for the opening Mass of their plenary assembly on Sunday, the Vatican Secretary of State encouraged them to continue their prophetic witness in the face of the challenges facing the country.

Georgetown students' commission votes not to sanction pro-marriage group

Nov 3, 2017 / 09:37 am

Georgetown University's Student Activities Commission voted Friday to maintain university funding for Love Saxa, a pro-marriage student group that had been accused by fellow students of promoting intolerance and hate.

Argentine pastoral letter: 'Accompaniment' in marriage must be faithful

Aug 30, 2017 / 13:10 pm

A pastoral letter on Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation Amoris laetitia by Bishop Pedro Daniel Martinez Perea of San Luis, Argentina is being welcomed as “great news” for its clarity and directness.

New Mexico bishop takes charge in fighting sex abuse, healing wounds

Jun 29, 2017 / 13:06 pm

The Diocese of Gallup, New Mexico added three names earlier this year to its list of workers against whom there are credible allegations of sexual abuse of a minor, as part of the diocesan commitment to transparency and youth protection.

Costly weddings could be crippling for new marriages

Apr 19, 2017 / 02:27 am

Noting the sharply increasing costs of weddings, marriage advocates have begun to urge couples to be less extravagant in their nuptial celebrations for the good of their relationships.

Knights of Malta Grand Master to resign at request of Pope Francis

Jan 25, 2017 / 02:29 am

The Knights of Malta have confirmed that Matthew Festing, the Prince and Grand Master of the Order, has agreed to submit his resignation after being asked to do so in a meeting with Pope Francis Tuesday.

How to celebrate Christmas with Benedictine nuns

Dec 4, 2016 / 15:02 pm

As the Christmas season approaches, the hit-making community of Benedictine nuns based in Missouri have released an album full of carols with which to greet the newborn Christ.

Archbishop moves seminarians from 'gay culture' at St. Patrick's College

Aug 6, 2016 / 02:02 am

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin has transferred his seminarians away from Ireland's main seminary, St. Patrick's College, after anonymous accusations emerged of a gay culture at the institution.

What do Catholics and Eastern Orthodox disagree about, anyway?

Jun 30, 2016 / 02:08 am

With the Eastern Orthodox wrapping up their “pan-Orthodox Council” this past weekend, it might be a good time to take a look at the factors that separate Catholics from their sister Churches in the east.

Who was Elizabeth of the Trinity? The story behind a new saint

Jun 21, 2016 / 02:03 am

Pope Francis acknowledged a miracle worked through the intercession of Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity, a Carmelite nun of the 20th century, paving the way for her canonization likely later this year.

Benedictine nuns back at it again with a new album

Apr 27, 2016 / 15:52 pm

A new album from the chart-topping community of Benedictine nuns in rural Missouri has an intimate selection of the songs they sing when they gather for Eucharistic Adoration at their monastery.

Jesuit Father Raymond Gawronski remembered for witness of priesthood

Apr 21, 2016 / 09:22 am

Father Raymond Thomas Gawronski, S.J., professor of dogmatics at St. Patrick's Seminary and University in Menlo Park, California, died in the closing hours of April 14 of complications from cancer, at the age of 65.

Integration requires conversion: reflections on Amoris laetitia

Apr 9, 2016 / 05:57 am

Reflecting on Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation on love in the family, two professors at the John Paul II Institute have emphasized the close ties between integration and conversion, as well as the importance of the Church's established teaching.

'Impatience for unity' – a look at the Pope's recent chat with Lutherans

Nov 17, 2015 / 15:02 pm

Pope Francis' encounter with a Lutheran community in Rome this weekend was his chance to advocate for greater unity among Christians, a theologian has reflected.

How one professor is inviting teachers to rethink Catholic education

Nov 12, 2015 / 00:23 am

Realizing that many educators don't learn the history of teaching before they begin their career, a professor at the Thomas More College of Liberal Arts has edited a compendium of selections from writings on education, from Plato to St. Thomas Aquinas, to St. John Paul II.

Why is Christianity growing so quickly in mainland China?

Aug 17, 2015 / 16:19 pm

Christianity is spreading rapidly in China, and it could be because of how well the faith fits in with modern scientific technology.

African, European bishops' meeting promotes an authentic 'joy of the family'

Jun 5, 2015 / 03:01 am

A group of bishops from across Africa and Europe met last weekend pledging to redouble their efforts in favor of families, and examining challenges of the 2014 Synod on the Family as well as prospects for the 2015 synod.