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Kevin Jones

Kevin Jones

Articles by Kevin Jones

Want safe church re-openings? Follow CDC guidelines, infectious disease expert says

May 24, 2020 / 11:35 am

One expert says that to return to Mass, following CDC reccomendations is critical.

Coronavirus and Catholic family life: Gomez urges prayer during online town hall

May 6, 2020 / 20:45 pm

Catholic families can respond to the coronavirus epidemic through prayer, connection with each other, and care for their spiritual, mental and physical health, Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles and several guests said in a Wednesday town hall.

St. Joseph the Worker was once out of work, too

May 1, 2020 / 03:00 am

Mass unemployment is a deeply unwelcome background for this year’s Feast of Saint Joseph the Worker, but the Catholic celebration has lessons for everyone, regardless of job situation, according to two priests.

During pandemic, more abortion drugs dispensed via telemedicine

Apr 29, 2020 / 19:30 pm

The numbers of women seeking at-home medication abortions through an experimental U.S. telemedicine provider has reportedly doubled under the coronavirus epidemic, though pro-life advocates said there are good reasons for restrictions on the practice.

California legislature likely to skip controversial abortion, parental consent bills

Apr 28, 2020 / 19:00 pm

Several controversial bills proposed in the California legislature, including two backed by Planned Parenthood, will likely have no chance to be considered when lawmakers reconvene to address legislation in the wake of the coronavirus epidemic.

What a prisoner-priest in the USSR learned about isolation: Diocese to livesteam Tuesday lecture on Fr. Walter Ciszek 

Apr 27, 2020 / 16:15 pm

The isolation Fr. Ciszek experienced as a prisoner of the Soviet Union brought out heroic virtues that can help those suffering from the isolation of the coronavirus pandemic today, says a priest who will discuss Ciszek’s life in an April 28 webcast.  

Despite protests, Newark archdiocese supports COVID limits on churches

Apr 22, 2020 / 23:24 pm

While a New Jersey state senator has launched a petition seeking the “thoughtful” resumption of religious services with “reasonable precautions,” the Archdiocese of Newark has stressed the wisdom of statewide restrictions on gatherings given the prevalence of the novel coronavirus in the region.

Kansas governor can't single out churches in COVID rules, judge says

Apr 20, 2020 / 23:31 pm

The Kansas governor’s emergency restrictions on church services wrongly treated religious gatherings more strictly than similar activities, a federal judge said.

Out-of-state travel to Arkansas abortion clinic continues, despite coronavirus concerns

Apr 16, 2020 / 18:00 pm

Health authorities have said an emergency ban on elective abortions in Arkansas was necessary to limit the number of women traveling from other states, and possibly bringing the coronavirus with them.

Low-wage workers ‘first to suffer’ in economic collapse, Catholic labor advocates say 

Apr 9, 2020 / 10:30 am

Amid the dramatic collapse of the American labor market, Catholic labor advocates have called for a collaborative response that protects the weakest and advances the common good.

Bishops can do more to provide sacraments despite coronavirus fears, open letter claims

Apr 7, 2020 / 16:46 pm

In the wake of the coronavirus epidemic, the nationwide shutdown of Catholic churches has halted regular Mass attendance and impeded access to other sacraments for the Catholic faithful. Now, some Catholics have endorsed an open letter asking the Catholic bishops to do everything possible to make the sacraments more available.

Archbishop Fulton Sheen was more than the man on television, 92-year-old niece says

Apr 5, 2020 / 11:35 am

Archbishop Fulton Sheen's niece has recounted her view of the famous Catholic television personality and author in a new book that aims to show his Christian devotion and his deep concern for the poor, even as he engaged with Hollywood celebrities, American leaders, and an audience of millions.

What Catholic clergy and laity have in common: a Gospel mission  

Mar 7, 2020 / 12:00 pm

Catholic clergy and laity have a shared responsibility to proclaim the Gospel, speakers at a conference sponsored by the University of Notre Dame have said.

‘Heart of hospitality’ best way for Catholic parishes to serve the disabled

Mar 5, 2020 / 17:12 pm

How can parishes be welcoming to people with disabilities, and form them in the Catholic faith?

Archbishop Hebda warns priests against voting in Super Tuesday primary

Feb 27, 2020 / 17:20 pm

Catholic priests in Minnesota have been advised not to vote in the state’s March 3 Super Tuesday presidential primary, because there is no guarantee their partisan ballot choice will be kept private, and because primary voting in the state requires voters to express support for a party’s principles.

Infant boy removed from ventilator after controversial 'brain stem death' ruling

Feb 26, 2020 / 16:46 pm

Despite his parents’ protests that he showed “signs of life,” a four-month old boy who was severely brain damaged was legally declared dead and has been removed from a ventilator in the U.K.

California doubles down on rule forcing Catholic nuns to pay for abortion

Feb 24, 2020 / 17:20 pm

Facing the threat of major cuts to federal HHS funds, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has said the state will not back down from its ban on health insurance plans that exclude abortion, even after federal authorities have sided with Catholic nuns who object to the ban.

Picture this: Knights of Columbus publish new illustrated history

Feb 19, 2020 / 00:00 am

A multitude of photos and copies of historic records enliven a new history of the largest Catholic men’s organization in the world, “The Knights of Columbus: An Illustrated History,” to be released in March.

The nuns who witnessed the life and death of Martin Luther King

Jan 20, 2020 / 16:17 pm

Last year's Martin Luther King Jr. Day marked the first without Sister Mary Antona Ebo, the only black Catholic nun who marched with civil rights leader Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Selma, Ala in 1965.

Sisters of Life mark 100th birthday of founder, Cardinal O’Connor

Jan 15, 2020 / 02:56 am

The Sisters of Life will celebrate the 100th birthday of their late founder, Cardinal John O’Connor, on Jan. 15 with an evening of prayer, reflection and thanksgiving in several major cities.