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

Benedictine nuns' new album an offering to Saint Joseph

May 3, 2018 / 02:04 am

A newly-released album by a chart-topping community of Benedictine nuns in rural Missouri is devoted to the hearts of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, but is dedicated in a particular way to Saint Joseph's paternity.

What Holy Week looks like in a remote Indian diocese

Mar 31, 2018 / 03:09 am

In the Diocese of Miao, located in India's northeasternmost state of Arunachal Pradesh, Bishop George Pallipparambil does not stay quietly in his cathedral for Holy Week, but rather holds services across the diocese in an effort to better serve his people.  

Analysis: Cardinal Sarah, Blessed Paul VI, and Catholic commentary

Mar 7, 2018 / 15:05 pm

Cardinal Robert Sarah has authored a preface for a newly published book detailing the ascendancy, in the last 50 years, of the reception of Communion in the hand. He has been thanked for his efforts with at least one call for his removal from office. The flare-up offers an opportunity to look in greater detail at the history of the means of receiving Holy Communion.

Bishop Schneider explains the Kazakhstani profession of truths on marriage

Jan 11, 2018 / 16:28 pm

Fidelity to the words of Christ makes it necessary to profess the truth about sacramental marriage, Bishop Athanasius Schneider told CNA in a recent interview.

Kazakh bishops affirm indissolubility of marriage – and its implications

Jan 2, 2018 / 12:42 pm

Three Kazakhstani bishops signed a statement on Sunday confirming that it is not licit to admit to sacramental communion Catholics who are divorced and illictly remarried, if they are not living according to the long-standing teachings of the Church.

What the bishop who resisted the Nazis can teach us today

Dec 17, 2017 / 07:04 am

When Father Clemens August von Galen was consecrated Bishop of Münster in October 1933, he chose for his episcopal motto Nec laudibus, nec timore – neither by praises nor by fear, which summed up his ministry throughout Germany's Nazi period.

Analysis: Argentine letter on Amoris is in the Acta. Does that change things?

Dec 5, 2017 / 17:19 pm

Despite the recent inclusion of Pope Francis' 2016 letter to the Buenos Aires bishops on Amoris laetitia in the Holy See's official text of record, neither the Church's discipline nor its doctrine have changed.

Archbishop Naumann elected US bishops' pro-life committee chair

Nov 14, 2017 / 08:27 am

In a move seen as an endorsement of St. John Paul II's “culture of life” approach, the U.S. bishops on Tuesday elected Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City in Kansas as chairman of the conference's committee on pro-life activities.

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.