Matthew Bunson

Matthew Bunson

For the past 20 years, Dr. Matthew E. Bunson has been active in the area of Catholic social communications and education, including writing, editing, and teaching on a variety of topics related to Church history, the papacy, the saints and Catholic culture. He is faculty chair at Catholic Distance University, a senior fellow of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, and the author or co-author of over 50 books including: "The Encyclopedia of Catholic History," "The Pope Encyclopedia," "We Have a Pope! Benedict XVI," "The Saints Encyclopedia"and best-selling biographies of St. Damien of Molokai and St. Kateri Tekakwitha.

Articles by Matthew Bunson

Answering the doubts: What are dubia?  

Oct 2, 2023 / 11:50 am

The word “dubia” — plural for a “dubium” — literally means, from the Latin, “doubts.” But another way of translating it is “questions that seek clarification.”

Pope Benedict XVI: Doctor of the Church?

Jan 8, 2023 / 00:01 am

There are currently 37 Doctors of the Church, from Irenaeus of Lyon in the third century to Thérèse of Lisieux in the 19th.

A Ratzinger reader: 5 books to help you encounter Pope Benedict XVI

Jan 5, 2023 / 12:00 pm

Here are five suggestions for a Benedict reading list. They span decades and topics, but each has been chosen as emblematic of his teachings.

Benedict XVI dead at 95: The ‘humble worker’ and his legacy of hope to the Catholic Church

Dec 31, 2022 / 02:59 am

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has died at the age of 95, bringing to a close the momentous life of a Churchman who proclaimed the “eternal joy” of Jesus Christ and called himself a “humble worker” in the vineyard of the Lord.

BREAKING: Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI dies at age 95

Dec 31, 2022 / 02:44 am

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, a leading theologian of the 20th century and the first pope to resign from office in nearly 600 years, has died at the age of 95, the Vatican announced.

EWTN poll: Catholics in key battleground states are focused on economy as midterms approach

Oct 25, 2022 / 16:00 pm

Large majorities of likely Catholic voters in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, Ohio, and Pennsylvania consider the economy to be the most pressing issue facing America.

New EWTN poll: Most Catholics don’t want Biden to run for a second term

Oct 3, 2022 / 16:00 pm

The poll shows Biden continues to face challenges in garnering support among Catholic voters as the country prepares for the 2022 midterm election.