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

Bishop details secrecy of Christian conversions in Lebanon

Feb 12, 2014 / 02:03 am

According to a local bishop, numerous conversions of Muslims to Christianity occur every year in Lebanon but the true number is unknown because of the risk of social stigma and persecution.

San Francisco project to promote beauty in music, liturgy

Feb 9, 2014 / 16:07 pm

A recently launched initiative in San Francisco will educate Church musicians about sacred music and train lay ministers for their roles, according to Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone

Chart-topping Benedictine nuns to release album for Lent

Feb 5, 2014 / 02:05 am

The Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles – an order of contemplative nuns who live in a cloister yet repeatedly climb music charts – are set to release an album for Lent later this month.

Rural school embraces classical education, Catholic identity

Feb 4, 2014 / 04:19 am

A Catholic grade school on Colorado's eastern plains is working to adopt a classical curriculum, in the hopes of revitalizing the school community and providing a well-rounded formation for its students.

Walk inspires Wyoming students' outreach to at-risk women

Jan 31, 2014 / 04:03 am

San Francisco's recent Walk for Life and Students for Life events inspired Wyoming Catholic College students to start an outreach to women in crisis pregnancies from nearby indigenous communities.

Calif. archbishop says pro-life walk shows movement's strength

Jan 29, 2014 / 04:05 am

The Walk for Life West Coast held each year in San Francisco is an important opportunity for those in the western U.S. to demonstrate their solidarity with the unborn, according to the city's archbishop.

Walk for Life West Coast draws witness across generations

Jan 27, 2014 / 08:52 am

This past Saturday the tenth annual Walk for Life West Coast drew people from across the nation and of all age groups, particularly young adults and college students, to a prayerful witness to the value of life.

Death penalty debate aims to give public voice to Church

Jan 26, 2014 / 06:05 am

The Aquinas Institute for Catholic Thought will host a debate at the University of Colorado next week on the use of the death penalty in the U.S., demonstrating the Church's desire for dialogue.

Pleasure is part of the moral life, priest's new book details

Jan 19, 2014 / 16:06 pm

“Reasonable Pleasures,” the latest book from scholar Father James Schall, examines the “valuable but subordinate role” pleasure plays and how it can contribute to a life that is both fulfilled and good.

New York cultural event delves into meaning of relationship

Jan 16, 2014 / 04:02 am

The upcoming New York Encounter cultural festival will explore the dynamic between “I” and “We” – individuals and community – and how the human person finds fulfillment only in relationship.

Priest dismissed from Society of Jesus had 'lost his way'

Jan 16, 2014 / 00:03 am

Father John Dear, a longtime activist for peace and nonviolence who has been dismissed from the Jesuits, is impassioned yet wayward according to a source long familiar with the Society of Jesus.

San Francisco pro-life walk to include slate of dynamic events

Jan 14, 2014 / 17:04 pm

The 2014 Walk for Life West Coast will host an engaging series of events surrounding the walk itself, which one of the founders is calling a fruition of ten years of pro-life witness in San Francisco.

Revelation helps answer reason's questions, priest scholar says

Jan 14, 2014 / 12:24 pm

In a new work exploring the connection between revelation and political philosophy, Fr. James Schall argues that revelation is an answer addressed to questions raised, but unable to be solved, by reason alone.

New book examines 'vibrant' revival of US Catholicism

Jan 10, 2014 / 04:18 am

The story of the U.S. Catholic Church in the early 21st century is one of excitement and renewal, say two authors of a book that examines successful dioceses, bishops and priests.

Vatican analyst eager to improve media coverage of Church

Jan 9, 2014 / 04:02 am

Vatican journalist and expert John L. Allen, Jr. will join the staff of the The Boston Globe as an associate editor next month in a bid to enrich the media's coverage of religion and the Church.

Reported limit on 'monsignor' may be return to older practice

Jan 6, 2014 / 14:49 pm

Commenting on Pope Francis allegedly restricting the honorary title of “monsignor” to priests over the age of 65, one historian has suggested that the move could be a return to traditional practices.

Neb. priest, students engage in Latin through conversation

Dec 20, 2013 / 04:02 am

Father Joseph Faulkner, a priest of the Lincoln diocese, is teaching Latin to his high school students by actually speaking to them in Latin and “throwing them in a little bit above their heads.”

Minn. auxiliary bishop looks forward to sharing Christ's light

Dec 18, 2013 / 04:07 am

Bishop Andrew Cozzens, who was consecrated an auxiliary bishop of the Saint Paul and Minneapolis archdiocese Dec. 9, is excited that his new ministry will facilitate the spread of Christ's love.

Respond to divorced Catholics with love, theologians urge

Dec 18, 2013 / 02:02 am

The Catholic Church must reach out to Catholics who are divorced and remarried to let them know they are welcome even if they cannot receive the sacraments, several theologians have noted.

Central African Republic mired in violence amid threat of genocide

Dec 10, 2013 / 16:55 pm

A year of violence threatening the stability of the Central African Republic has escalated in recent weeks, leaving more than one million people in need amidst calls for foreign aid and warnings of the potential for genocide.Central African Republic mired in violence amid genocide threat