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

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.

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.