Kevin Jones

Kevin Jones

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Gun brandishing incident at Delaware abortion clinic won’t deter pro-life outreach

Aug 28, 2020 / 12:00 pm

After the arrest of a man who allegedly threatened pro-life demonstrators with a gun, pro-life advocates say the incident is not typical and will not change their determination to engage in positive outreach.

Philadelphia archdiocese asks two priests to undo hasty church renovations

Aug 27, 2020 / 09:00 am

Two parish administrators at two different Philadelphia churches must work to undo church renovations that drew both objections from parishioners and corrections from church officials, who said the priests did not follow archdiocese guidelines.

Legal abortion 'above my pay grade,' says religious sister who will pray at DNC

Aug 20, 2020 / 09:52 am

Sister Simone Campbell, who is set to offer a prayer at the Democratic National Convention Thursday, has declined to take a stand on the morality of abortion protections, and a CNA examination finds donors to her organization, Network Lobby, have links to pro-abortion rights advocacy.

Questions of abuse cover-up directed at incoming St. Louis archbishop, but details unclear

Aug 7, 2020 / 16:21 pm

Archbishop-designate Mitchell Rozanski is set to take over the Archdiocese of St. Louis, after heading the Diocese of Springfield in Massachusetts since 2014. Though Rozanski himself backed major changes in the Springfield diocese's handling of abuse, one unnamed abuse victim has asked for a Church investigation into whether the archbishop-designate was involved in covering up abuse.

Obama alum running for Congress denies defrauding progressive Catholic group

Aug 3, 2020 / 18:15 pm

The former executive director of a progressive Catholic political advocacy organization, who is now vying for a Congressional seat in Tennessee, has denied a former board member's allegations that he defrauded the organization and eventually left it bankrupt.

For first time, Courage apostolate publishes chaplain's handbook online

Jul 28, 2020 / 23:29 pm

The Catholic apostolate Courage has published online the latest edition of its chaplain’s handbook to better help clergy and others ministering to people with same-sex attractions and their families.

Priests for Life Fr. Frank Pavone resigns from Trump campaign roles

Jul 24, 2020 / 23:25 pm

Priests for Life national director Fr. Frank Pavone has resigned from advisory positions in the reelection campaign of President Donald Trump. The priest resigned at the direction of Church authorities, he told CNA Friday.

Lawsuit claims McCarrick headed abusive ‘sex ring,’ names alleged ‘procurer’

Jul 22, 2020 / 17:08 pm

A lawsuit filed Tuesday charges that former cardinal Theodore McCarrick sexually abused a boy and aided his abuse by several other priests, and claims that a principal at a Christian Brothers high school helped procure the victim for McCarrick and the other clergy abusers in the early 1980s.

St. Junipero Serra could soon be removed from California county seal

Jul 21, 2020 / 16:40 pm

A proposal to remove St. Junipero Serra from Ventura County’s official seal is unwarranted, and elected officials need to know Serra’s true story, according to the priest who heads the final mission the sainted Spanish missionary founded in California.

What Ted McCarrick's 'social networks' could teach the Church

Jul 17, 2020 / 13:15 pm

The bishops of the Catholic Church form that kind of social network. And mapping that network can provide some insight into how the Church functions

'Scrambling' Catholic schools push for 'equitable' coronavirus relief funding

Jul 14, 2020 / 13:50 pm

Though federal rule makers have clarified that coronavirus relief funds must help non-public schools, including Catholic schools, Catholic school advocates and other backers of private schools are working to rally support to ensure aid is distributed in a way that benefits all students.

US Navy changes course, allows attendance at religious services with coronavirus precautions

Jul 10, 2020 / 13:30 pm

After reports that sailors and their families could be barred from attending church services, the U.S Navy has clarified that its personnel may attend indoor religious services, provided that religious services take approved measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus. Archbishop Timothy Broglio of the Archdiocese for Military Services has welcomed the change.

'Roe' abortion decision could still be overturned at SCOTUS, law professor says

Jul 7, 2020 / 16:00 pm

Even after the U.S. Supreme Court's overturned a Louisiana law regulating abortion clinics, one law professor says that longstanding abortion precedents could still be overturned, even if the makeup of the court does not change.

Longtime Catholic schools leader to head Seattle archdiocese task force

Jun 22, 2020 / 19:19 pm

Leading education expert Father Ronald Nuzzi will head a task force for Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Seattle, with a special focus on the “ministerial covenant” that helps Catholic teachers witness to and pass on the Catholic faith.

Supreme Court LGBT decision puts pressure on religious employers, employees

Jun 16, 2020 / 16:56 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision that a federal ban on sex discrimination also protects sexual orientation and gender-identity will have far-reaching consequences for religions, employers and employees because it enshrines a certain view of sexuality and gender into law, according to legal and religious liberty experts.

A new baby needs 12 diapers a day. Students for Life aims to help

Jun 13, 2020 / 11:00 am

The organizers of diaper drives aim to help the parents of young children meet a need that can get costly: diapers.

Better to engage WHO than leave, UN observer says 

Jun 3, 2020 / 02:26 am

While President Donald Trump has threatened to withdraw the U.S. from the World Health Organization, a better strategy would be engagement and linking U.S. funding to reform, says the head of U.N. advocacy for a pro-life legal group.

Religious freedom foes seek to leverage coronavirus controversies

Jun 1, 2020 / 17:00 pm

The Center for American Progress, a longtime critic of religious freedom protections, has claimed churches seeking equal treatment under coronavirus public health rules have been “distorting religious freedom into a license to spread the coronavirus.” But religious liberty experts disagree.

Amid transgender pressure, Australian medical conference to defend Christian vision

May 28, 2020 / 16:12 pm

The stakes are surprisingly high for the Australian Catholic Medical Association as it holds an online conference this Saturday on Christian approaches to sex, gender and the human person.

Briefing shows ACLU has abandoned religious freedom for 'culture wars,' critic says

May 26, 2020 / 16:45 pm

Longtime critics of religious freedom protections, among them the American Civil Liberties Union, have formed a partnership to oppose the Trump administration policies and actions that aim to protect several Catholic institutions.