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

Polish communist's reconciliation with Church hailed as joyous

Jun 18, 2014 / 23:11 pm

The recent funeral Mass said for Wojciech Jaruzelski, who was a Polish military commander and communist politician during the Cold War, has been received as an occasion for rejoicing.

Bishops laud Catholic Relief Services for Philippines aid

Jun 14, 2014 / 05:04 am

Catholic Relief Services' chairman has affirmed the international aid agency's strength and effective representation of the bishops' conference, especially lauding its aid to the Philippines.

Synod on family is opportunity for teaching faith, archbishop says

Jun 13, 2014 / 14:12 pm

A consultation regarding the upcoming synod on the family highlights the need for a better teaching of the faith, the president of the U.S. bishops' conference said.

New evangelization must zero-in on poverty, lawyer says

Jun 12, 2014 / 17:19 pm

The call of Benedict XVI and Pope Francis to connect the issues of poverty and the new evangelization has come not a moment too soon, George Mason law professor Helen Alvare told the U.S. bishops June 12.

World Meeting of Families shows man's destiny is love, official says

Jun 11, 2014 / 16:33 pm

The president of the Pontifical Council for the Family urged the U.S. bishops to help share the message that the 2015 World Meeting of Families is intended to show that man is made for love.

UK bishop: Defeat relativism with 'authentic humanism'

Jun 4, 2014 / 03:03 am

A leading bishop in the U.K. says that the modern, troubling view of humanity which stems from relativism is best countered by Christians living the Church's full vision of the human person  

Furor over Ohio school contracts dismissed as overblown

May 29, 2014 / 03:06 am

The Archdiocese of Cincinnati says criticism of its updated school contracts for teachers amounts to hype from third parties, noting that teachers themselves have been largely pleased and receptive.

Bishops' synod head: October meeting not solely about divorce

May 21, 2014 / 02:57 am

Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, secretary general of the Synod of Bishops, has emphasized that the next synod will not be focused exclusively on the much-talked about issue of Communion for the divorced and remarried.

Masses, Adoration held across US in reparation for Harvard event

May 12, 2014 / 16:20 pm

Catholics across the U.S. and around the world are gathering to hold Eucharistic Adoration and Masses in reparation for the re-enactment of a satanic black mass being hosted Monday evening by a Harvard University student group.

Hospice seeks funds for its human dignity-centered care

May 5, 2014 / 23:02 pm

An end-of-life care organization based in Denver, Colo. will begin helping patients in earnest later this month and is raising funds in a particular way for a matching donation.

Relaunch of English martyrs film brings stories to US audience

May 1, 2014 / 09:56 am

“Faith of Our Fathers,” a powerful 2013 film telling stories of the Catholic martyrs of the English Reformation, has been recently edited and released for an American audience by Ignatius Press.

Pope entrusts Rwandan reconciliation to Our Lady of Kibeho

Apr 3, 2014 / 13:20 pm

Meeting with the Rwandan bishops for their ad limina visit Thursday, Pope Francis urged them to be be agents of reconciliation, commending them to the Marian apparition at Kibeho, in the country's south.

English new evangelization school consecrated to Mary

Mar 25, 2014 / 15:59 pm

Marking its patronal feast Tuesday, the School of the Annunciation, a center for the new evangelization in England and Wales, held a Mass at which it was consecrated to Our Lady.

Worldwide Christian persecution a growing trend, report shows

Mar 19, 2014 / 03:07 am

In a recently-released summary report called “Persecuted and Forgotten?” Aid to the Church in Need has revealed a worldwide growth in discrimination against Christians in scope and frequency.

Three years in, Catholics note brutality of Syrian conflict

Mar 15, 2014 / 05:03 am

As today marks the third anniversary of uprisings which led to civil war in Syria, Catholic leaders there and in neighboring Lebanon have reflected on its devastating effect on both countries.

Secularism too fragile a basis for society, English bishop says

Mar 12, 2014 / 03:05 am

During an address at his alma mater last week, Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth discussed the rise of secularism in Britain and how Christianity in contrast enables greater human flourishing.

In first year, Pope Francis has challenged 'all' to live Gospel

Mar 9, 2014 / 15:03 pm

Anticipating the one-year anniversary of the election of Pope Francis as the Bishop of Rome, Catholic leaders nationwide have reflect on his papacy thus far, noting his call for every Catholic to evangelize.

Denver hospice dedicated to upholding Church teaching

Feb 20, 2014 / 04:10 am

A palliative care organization in the Denver archdiocese is committed to providing end-of-life care to patients that fully accords with the teaching of the Church, according to the group’s president.

Catholic marriage preparation needs to better 'evangelize'

Feb 19, 2014 / 04:01 am

The head of a major U.S. missionary apostolate says that evangelization – not simple catechesis – is needed to prepare Catholics for good marriages by putting Jesus Christ at the center of their lives.

Late Iowa farmer hid generosity throughout life, priest says

Feb 18, 2014 / 04:08 am

Edwin “Bud” Skalla, who died last November, was a bachelor farmer whose magnanimity was made known only after he passed away, according to the man’s pastor.