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Kevin Jones

Kevin Jones

Articles by Kevin Jones

Beyond DC, more pro-life marches set for 2020

Jan 10, 2020 / 00:00 am

While hundreds of thousands of pro-life advocates will gather in Washington, D.C. for the National March for Life this Jan. 24, thousands will attend similar events in major cities like Los Angeles, Chicago and Denver.

Will 2020 bring pro-life momentum to state legislatures?

Jan 7, 2020 / 16:52 pm

Pro-life advocates are hopeful that 2020 will see the pro-life movement building on its victories from the past year, despite court challenges and efforts by pro-abortion lawmakers to loosen abortion restrictions.

Catholics in Camden help working families get homes of their own

Dec 23, 2019 / 07:19 am

Affordable housing is a problem for many Americans, but for the low-income residents of Camden, a Catholic non-profit is working hard to make sure they have the budgeting skills, the life skills, and the community connections to become homeowners—and to stay that way.

Teens deserve better than Planned Parenthood in LA schools, critics say

Dec 18, 2019 / 00:47 am

As Planned Parenthood prepares to open as many as 50 centers in Los Angeles public high schools, critics are warning that the organization will not help teens receive the formation they need for practicing virtue and building successful relationships.

W. Virginia’s scandal-ridden Bishop Bransfield must make amends for ‘betrayal’

Nov 27, 2019 / 17:20 pm

The disgraced Bishop Michael Bransfield, former head of the Wheeling-Charleston diocese, should apologize to his victims of sexual harassment, apologize to the diocese’s Catholic faithful, and repay nearly $800,000 to begin to make amends for his behavior, West Virginia’s new bishop has said.

Pro-life stem cell research finds success—and seeks more support

Nov 21, 2019 / 03:03 am

A Catholic medical research institute has claimed some successes in providing alternatives to research that harvest cells from human embryos--but it says such research needs more resources to compete.

Democratic AG group wrong to shun pro-life candidates, critics say

Nov 19, 2019 / 03:00 am

Pro-life Democrats and some election-minded politicos have faulted the decision of a Democratic state attorneys general organization to support only declared pro-abortion rights candidates.

LGBT leader paid sex abuse victim not to testify, Oregon authorities say

Nov 5, 2019 / 17:21 pm

Terry Bean, a leading investor, LGBT advocate and political fundraiser, has been arrested in Oregon following allegations that he and his lawyer unlawfully paid $200,000 to prevent court testimony from a man who accused Bean and his ex-boyfriend of sexually abusing him at the age of 15.

In Minnesota, ambitious pro-abortion lawsuit seeks to strike down 13 laws

Nov 3, 2019 / 03:10 am

Minnesota’s restrictions on abortion are too important for pro-abortion groups to eliminate through a single lawsuit, pro-life defenders of the 13 challenged laws have said.

Survey on Catholic belief in the Eucharist prompts calls for better catechesis

Aug 10, 2019 / 14:32 pm

After a recent survey found that two-thirds of Catholics do not believe Church teaching about the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist, Catholic commenters are stressing the importance of better faith formation.

Where hospices are at their worst, Christians have a mission

Jul 12, 2019 / 02:09 am

In the wake of terrible conditions of negligence and abuse reported at some U.S. hospice facilities, several Catholic doctors are emphasizing the need for Christians to embrace a ministry of aiding hospice patients and their families.

An Italian nun’s expert advice: What you can do to fight human trafficking

Jul 1, 2019 / 02:48 am

Human trafficking is “happening closer to us than we think,” and Catholic groups are increasingly committed to fighting it through advocacy, prayer and action, global anti-trafficking leader Sister Gabriella Bottani, S.M.C., has said.

The ‘dire’ border crisis continues as federal funds run out fast

Jun 21, 2019 / 15:00 pm

Amid of a surge of migrants, many of them minors, seeking to cross the U.S.-Mexico border, federal officials have called for emergency funding to address a growing humanitarian crisis. While reports differ, budget constraints have led to cuts to legal aid and educational programs for detained migrant youths.

Disgraced ex-cardinal ‘Mr. McCarrick’ remains at Kansas friary, one year later

Jun 20, 2019 / 03:00 am

One year after credible allegations of sex abuse of a minor led to his public disgrace, the 88-year-old Theodore McCarrick is no longer a cardinal of the Catholic Church, no longer an archbishop, and no longer a cleric. He continues to reside at a Franciscan friary in Kansas, perhaps indefinitely.

Illinois governor signs ‘radical’ abortion expansion, but pro-life leaders predict backlash

Jun 13, 2019 / 10:52 am

Illinois’ new abortion law is a “death penalty” for the unborn and will add to pro-life momentum across the U.S., critics said after Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed the bill into law on Wednesday.

Pro-life Democrats have key role in party and society, organizer says

May 29, 2019 / 02:10 am

Pro-life Democrats not only have a place within the Democratic Party today, but can act as a bridge in society during a time of intense polarization, said a leader in the movement.

Supreme Court to hear sexual orientation, gender identity employment cases

Apr 24, 2019 / 02:30 am

In a decision that could have potentially far-reaching consequences, the U.S. Supreme Court has said it will hear cases involving claims that sexual orientation and gender identity should be included under current federal protections barring sex discrimination.

Dispute over Papal Foundation’s $25 million grant approval continues

Apr 16, 2019 / 16:36 pm

Scrutiny continues for the U.S.-based Papal Foundation, amid questions of whether some of its grant activity was motivated by a desire to secure leniency for disgraced former cardinal Theodore McCarrick.

In a changed country, poor Americans miss the benefits of marriage most

Apr 10, 2019 / 23:03 pm

Marriage has major benefits for children, adults, and society as a whole, said a marriage scholar this week, and the poor and less educated are suffering most from the widening class divide between those who get married and those who don’t.

Abortion takes center stage in state legislatures

Apr 9, 2019 / 15:28 pm

With 2019 well underway, states across the country have seen an increase in bills related to abortion, as pro-life advocates seek more success and abortion rights backers fear Supreme Court decisions.