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

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.

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.