Kevin J. Jones

Kevin J. Jones

Kevin J. Jones is a senior staff writer with Catholic News Agency. He was a recipient of a 2014 Catholic Relief Services' Egan Journalism Fellowship.

Articles by Kevin J. Jones

New Iowa ‘school choice’ program a boon for Catholic schools, bishop says

Jan 27, 2023 / 15:35 pm

Students who attend Iowa Catholic schools will soon get a financial boost of nearly $7,600 per year.

Woman arrested at Fargo cathedral for smashing ‘Christ in Death’ statue

Jan 27, 2023 / 08:08 am

Church surveillance footage reportedly shows the half-dressed suspect, Brittany Marie Reynolds, damaging the statue in St. Mary's Cathedral in Fargo.

Christian baker loses appeal over transgender birthday cake case

Jan 26, 2023 / 15:45 pm

Jack Phillips now faces a civil lawsuit for declining to make a cake celebrating a purported gender transition of a transgender-identifying attorney.

Pro-life college students to protest ‘life-ending’ abortion drugs at Walgreens, CVS 

Jan 26, 2023 / 10:12 am

“Our purpose of having these protests is so that we can let ‘Big Pharma’ companies know that it’s absolutely unacceptable to offer abortion at our neighborhood drug stores.”

Seattle archdiocese says parishes must merge due to decline in number of Catholics 

Jan 24, 2023 / 12:15 pm

“With all of the changes that we’re facing today — globally, culturally and within the Church — it’s very clear the status quo is no longer an option,” Archbishop Paul Etienne said.

Pelosi reportedly arranged an ‘exorcism’ of her home. Can any Catholic priest do this?

Jan 23, 2023 / 16:45 pm

After someone broke into her house and violently attacked her husband, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sought the services of a priest to perform an “exorcism.”

Second bystander ensnared by English ban on prayer outside abortion clinics

Jan 22, 2023 / 05:00 am

Amid continuing controversy over strict limits on behavior outside abortion clinics in some English cities, a man faces a fine for praying silently outside one clinic.

Alleged abuse victim files lawsuit against ex-priest, Denver Archdiocese

Jan 20, 2023 / 16:00 pm

The plaintiff alleges that then Father Tim Evans abused him more than 100 times when he was an altar boy and sacristan at a church in Fort Collins, Colorado.

6 things to know about March for Life speaker Lynn Fitch, champion of Dobbs case

Jan 20, 2023 / 10:10 am

Lynn Fitch, attorney general for the state of Mississippi, helped defend Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban that led to the overturning of Roe v. Wade.

Is free childbirth the next step for the pro-life movement?

Jan 19, 2023 / 11:37 am

Childbirth in America should be free, say two prominent pro-life leaders representing both sides of the political divide.

Scottish bishops: ‘Conversion therapy’ ban would criminalize Christian pastoral care

Jan 17, 2023 / 16:23 pm

A proposed ban on “conversion therapy” is so vague, the bishops warned, that the law would “create a chilling effect.”

Lawsuit: CVS wrongly fired Christian employee for objections to abortifacients, contraception

Jan 17, 2023 / 07:50 am

A Christian nurse practitioner claims that a CVS pharmacy wrongly fired her from her job after it ended her accommodation of her religious objections.

Canadian publisher pulls Catholic textbooks after LGBT criticism

Jan 13, 2023 / 15:30 pm

A textbook publisher has dropped the education curriculum Fully Alive from its offerings after LGBT advocates claimed the Catholic content is “homophobic.”

Swiss bishops call for respect for ‘rules’ after woman appears to concelebrate Mass

Jan 12, 2023 / 10:10 am

The bishops’ intervention follows internet controversy over a video of a laywoman who seemed to concelebrate Mass with priests.

Maryland Catholic hospital discriminated by denying transgender surgery, federal judge rules

Jan 11, 2023 / 14:45 pm

A federal judge has ruled against a Catholic-founded hospital in Maryland, contending that it discriminated in refusing to perform a gender-transition hysterectomy. 

In pandemic’s wake, churchgoing takes a hit, survey indicates

Jan 9, 2023 / 16:00 pm

“The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted much of American society, including religious worship,” said a January 2023 report on the survey “Faith After the Pandemic.”

Biden announces crackdown on illegal immigration ahead of visit to El Paso

Jan 6, 2023 / 17:15 pm

“Do not just show up at the border. Stay where you are and apply legally from there,” the president said.

Pope Francis names new auxiliary bishop for St. Paul-Minneapolis Archdiocese

Jan 6, 2023 / 16:45 pm

Father Michael John Izen has served the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis as a priest for almost 18 years.

Walgreens, CVS pharmacies to dispense abortion drugs after FDA changes

Jan 6, 2023 / 07:22 am

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Jan. 3 announced it will allow any patient with a prescription to obtain mifepristone from her local retail pharmacy.

Biden says he ‘admired’ Pope Benedict, recalls conversation about Aquinas

Jan 4, 2023 / 17:00 pm

President Joe Biden on Wednesday professed his admiration for the late Pope Benedict XVI, recalling their meeting in which they discussed Catholic theology.