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

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.

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.