Kevin Jones

Kevin Jones

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Catholic Charities prepares aid for Colo. flood victims

Sep 17, 2013 / 02:22 am

Catholic relief agencies in Colorado are assembling to provide long-term assistance for victims of the massive floods that have struck the state’s Front Range in the past week.

Wis. law could push Catholic hospitals to admit abortionists

Aug 14, 2013 / 01:09 am

A new abortion restriction in Wisconsin could inadvertently require several Catholic health systems to grant abortion doctors admitting privileges at their hospitals due to a decades-old federal law.

Possible sainthood cause for Chesterton sparks excitement

Aug 8, 2013 / 03:11 am

Devotees of the English writer and Catholic apologist G.K. Chesterton rejoiced at the news that a Catholic bishop in England is seeking to open an investigation into whether he should be declared a saint.

Africa archbishop affirms support for Catholic Relief Services

Aug 2, 2013 / 16:20 pm

A Madagascar archbishop has distanced himself from controversial claims that Catholic Relief Services distributed contraceptive drugs and abortifacients in his country, affirming that the agency’s actions do not violate Catholic teaching.

Catholic fraternity offers support to intellectually disabled

Jul 12, 2013 / 03:12 am

The International Order of Alhambra, a Catholic fraternal order, has served the intellectually disabled youth and young adults of the world for over a century, and now looks to the future.

Opus Dei bishop to be beatified after newborn's miracle cure

Jul 10, 2013 / 01:02 am

Pope Francis has approved the beatification of Venerable Bishop Alvaro del Portillo, the second leader of Opus Dei, after recognizing the miraculous healing of a newborn who had suffered major cardiac arrest.

Slain Syrian priest remembered at Mass in Rome

Jul 2, 2013 / 23:07 pm

Father Francois Mourad, a monk killed last week in the ongoing violence in Syria, is being prayed for and remembered at a Mass in Rome on July 4.

Colorado fire draws aid efforts, call for prayers

Jun 13, 2013 / 14:48 pm

A massive forest fire in Colorado Springs has destroyed more homes than any previous fire in the state, prompting the local Catholic Charities head to ask for prayers for the victims and for an end to the blaze.

Scottish adoption agency celebrates despite closure threat

Jun 12, 2013 / 03:17 am

Friends of the St. Margaret’s Children and Family Care Society gathered at Glasgow’s cathedral on June 9 to commemorate its years of service and to support the society’s adoption agency against the threat of forced closure.

Supreme Court will not hear Planned Parenthood defunding case

May 29, 2013 / 01:07 am

In a setback for state efforts to defund abortion providers, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear Indiana’s appeal of a court ruling against its ban on Medicaid dollars for organizations that perform abortions.

Pope: when Christians lack difficulties, 'something is wrong'

May 28, 2013 / 15:08 pm

Faithful Christians will always face difficulties, said Pope Francis on Tuesday, warning that a worldly, career-based approach to faith avoids the suffering and persecution inherent in following Christ.

Catholic professor says IRS audit deterred her criticisms of Obama

May 16, 2013 / 16:18 pm

A Catholic professor says that an IRS audit that may have been politically motivated made her much less likely to criticize President Barack Obama in her writings.

Controversy draws attention to military ban on 'proselytism'

May 7, 2013 / 23:08 pm

Uncertainty over what constitutes coercive “proselytism,” which is barred by military policy, has led to concern and criticism of recent statements by the U.S. Department of Defense.

Wider morning-after pill access harms teens, opponents say

May 1, 2013 / 16:05 pm

Critics slammed the FDA’s decision to make the Plan B One-Step morning-after pill available without a prescription to teenagers as young as 15, saying the pill is dangerous for young women and can act as an abortion drug.

Obama's Planned Parenthood claims rejected by former employee

May 1, 2013 / 03:05 am

Although President Barack Obama told a Planned Parenthood conference last week that abortion opponents are stuck in the past, former clinic manager Abby Johnson says the youth of the pro-life movement suggests otherwise.

Archbishop denounces sexual violence in war

Apr 25, 2013 / 16:12 pm

The Holy See’s apostolic nuncio to the United Nations has called for more action to prevent “heinous acts” of sexual violence in war and other forms of conflict.

Human rights include religious freedom, commission says

Apr 23, 2013 / 16:16 pm

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom has asked Secretary of State John Kerry to focus on religious liberty as a key human right during an upcoming U.N. Human Rights Council review.

Proposed Colo. amendment to protect unborn crime victims

Apr 6, 2013 / 05:03 am

A Colorado woman whose nine-month-old unborn baby boy was killed by a drunk driver says a proposed state constitutional amendment is needed to recognize the personhood of unborn crime victims.

Boston College draws support on condom distribution ban

Apr 3, 2013 / 01:11 am

Despite attacks against Boston College for its prohibition of condom distribution on campus, the school says its rules are similar to those of many prominent Catholic universities across the U.S.

DC youth salsa dance for immigrant outreach

Mar 28, 2013 / 03:12 am

A recent Latin-style party in Washington, D.C., drew hundreds of young adults for a night of music, food and salsa dancing that benefited Catholic outreach to low-income immigrants.