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

'We wanted to involve our listeners in an experience of prayer'

Jun 3, 2015 / 03:02 am

The Benedictine Monks of Norcia spend their lives in prayer and labor – “ora et labora” – chanting the psalms and producing crafts to support themselves. This week, they also released an album meant to share their prayer with the world – music, they say, that has what your soul needs.

Bishop Conley asks for prayers as Nebraska legislators vote on death penalty (Updated)

May 27, 2015 / 08:55 am

As the Nebraska Legislature considers overriding the state governor's veto of a bill that would repeal the death penalty, the Bishop of Lincoln has requested a prayerful response to the situation.

German bishops change labor laws to allow divorced and remarried, gay civil unions

May 12, 2015 / 19:18 pm

Last week, the German bishops’ conference announced it is changing its labor laws such that contracting a civil marriage after divorce or entering a same-sex civil union cannot result in termination of employment except in “exceptional cases.”

A crisis in the German church? Synod questionnaire would suggest so

May 2, 2015 / 16:44 pm

The Synod of Bishops began receiving in April responses to a questionnaire that had been sent to dioceses the world over in preparation for October's Synod on the Family. The results from Germany indicate that most Catholics there hope for an openness to divorce and remarriage, as well as homosexual acts.

Bishops conferences are not the Magisterium, Vatican doctrine chief reminds Cardinal Marx

Mar 26, 2015 / 15:00 pm

Cardinal Gerhard Mueller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, has told a French paper that doctrinal, or even disciplinary, decisions regarding marriage and family are not up for determination by national bishops’ conferences.

Chart-topping Benedictine nuns to release new album for Easter

Feb 28, 2015 / 16:02 pm

Together with the joys of the Resurrection and feasting, this Easter will have an added delight: listening to the new album by the hit-making, Missouri-based Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles.

Scholars: No, Benedict XVI doesn't support Kasper in Synod debates

Nov 25, 2014 / 02:49 am

A new volume of Benedict XVI's collected works includes an updated version of a 1972 essay in which he had suggested that the divorced and remarried could receive Communion – but the Pope had long since abandoned that position, scholars noted.

Christian couple reportedly burned alive, Pakistan urged to respond

Nov 5, 2014 / 04:35 am

The reported killing of a Christian couple in Pakistan by a mob on Tuesday has sparked calls for the nation's government to protect its people, and especially its minorities.

'Don’t abandon us' – Church in Mosul 'no longer exists'

Oct 23, 2014 / 03:21 am

Reflecting on his recent trip to the Holy Land and to Iraqi Kurdistan, Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City said that for all practical purposes, the bishops of Mosul no longer have Churches to shepherd.  

Link between Solomon's Temple, Catholic churches explored

Oct 7, 2014 / 23:43 pm

A conference held last week in Colorado Springs by The Society for Catholic Liturgy brought together experts from multiple disciplines to discuss the continuity between the Jewish temple, and Catholic churches and liturgy.  

Confront secularism with 'way of beauty,' Bishop Conley urges

Oct 6, 2014 / 23:24 pm

Evangelization will be carried out by bringing beauty to Catholic culture and liturgy, Bishop James Conley of Lincoln told a group of scholars and pastors gathered for an interdisciplinary conference.  

Memory, hope, witness are Korea trip’s import, Pope reflects

Aug 20, 2014 / 07:22 am

Pope Francis discussed his recent trip to South Korea in his General Audience address Wednesday, saying its significance is found in the three words memory, hope, and witness.

Vietnamese bishop joyful to lead, evangelize new flock

Aug 4, 2014 / 11:02 am

The newly appointed Bishop of My Tho, Peter Nguyen Van Kham, has voiced enthusiasm for evangelizing and forming the faithful in his diocese for lively participation in the life of the Church.

Provide for the needs of the poor, Pope exhorts

Aug 3, 2014 / 13:29 pm

At Sunday's Angelus address at the Vatican, Pope Francis called on those receiving his message to care first for the poor, before concerning themselves with their own wants and needs.

Religious liberty 'fundamental' to human dignity, bishops affirm

Jul 22, 2014 / 15:55 pm

In a recent interview with CNA, Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore reaffirmed religious liberty as a priority for the U.S. bishops, emphasizing its relation to personal dignity and evangelization.

Archbishop calls slated black mass offensive, horrendous

Jul 16, 2014 / 16:15 pm

Archbishop of Oklahoma City Paul Coakley called a black mass scheduled to take place in the city's civic center an “obviously horrendous” act meant to offend much of the state's community.

Pope: Christ's call, 'come to me', addressed to each person

Jul 6, 2014 / 09:03 am

At his Angelus address Sunday, Pope Francis noted that Christ's invitation, “come unto me, all you who are heavy burdened, and I will give you rest,” is given to each and every person, through all time.

All of us need rehabilitation, Pope Francis reminds prisoners

Jul 5, 2014 / 12:32 pm

At a visit Saturday with the imprisoned in the Italian city of Isernia, Pope Francis stated the need of every human person for rehabilitation, and conversion to God.

Bishop: government corruption a factor in Boko Haram violence

Jun 24, 2014 / 16:16 pm

The bishop of a northern Nigerian diocese said at a conference last week that among the factors which has led to violence by a radial Islamist group there is the government's corruption and lack of administration.

Archbishop Kurtz: Synod to draw on 'richness' of global Church

Jun 19, 2014 / 03:03 am

The president of the U.S. bishops' conference said that this autumn's synod on the family will reflect the cares and concerns of the Church from around the world, not merely in the U.S. and Europe.