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

Family of UK teen who died fighting rare disease speaks out

Sep 26, 2023 / 10:30 am

“After a year of struggle and heartache, we can finally say our beautiful daughter and sister’s name in public without fear,” the woman’s family said Sept. 22.

Is the era of the traditional family over in America? Survey suggests yes

Sep 25, 2023 / 13:00 pm

A new Pew survey found that Americans are more concerned about their careers and friends than in having children.

Woman arrested for silent prayer at UK abortion clinics gets police apology

Sep 22, 2023 / 15:30 pm

Isabel Vaughan-Spruce has received a police apology and confirmation that she will not face charges for violating a local “buffer zone” protection order. 

Who are the Korean martyrs?

Sep 20, 2023 / 04:00 am

On Sept. 20, the Catholic Church remembers the many men, women, and children who died for their faith in Korea.

Catholic imagery doesn’t belong in pro-abortion Ohio campaign ad, critics say

Sep 18, 2023 / 17:40 pm

The video ad from abortion referendum backer Ohioans United for Reproductive Rights shows a man kneeling in prayer in what appears to be a Catholic church.

Seriously ill UK teen dies fighting mental competence ruling

Sep 15, 2023 / 17:10 pm

“I want to die trying to live,” the young woman told a psychiatrist evaluating her. “We have to try everything.”

Canada bishops address ongoing search for Indigenous graves amid calls for greater accuracy

Sep 15, 2023 / 09:54 am

As investigations continue to unfold, the bishops say they collectively “have chosen to listen rather than respond to every event and demand arising from the process.”

Catholic schools must be faithful and welcoming on gender identity, Cleveland Diocese says

Sep 14, 2023 / 18:41 pm

The Diocese of Cleveland issued policy guidelines on gender identity and related LGBT issues for its Catholic schools.

Michigan township can’t ban Catholic group’s Stations of the Cross, court rules

Sep 12, 2023 / 15:45 pm

A three-judge panel on Monday sided with Catholic Healthcare International and barred Genoa Township from obstructing CHI’s religious displays.

Swiss bishop reprimands clergy after viral video of woman ‘concelebrating’ Mass

Sep 11, 2023 / 14:45 pm

The laywoman stood at the altar in ordinary dress, with two priests beside her. She extended her arms and pronounced with them the words of the Consecration.

‘Gender affirmation’ must be a factor in child custody fights, California Legislature says

Sep 8, 2023 / 15:20 pm

The bill says California courts’ child custody decisions must consider whether a parent affirms a child’s “gender identity or gender expression.”

UK judge rules seriously ill teen lacks mental competence to seek experimental treatment

Sep 6, 2023 / 16:13 pm

The National Health Service trust’s doctors ruled that she is unable to make decisions for herself and asked the court to approve a palliative care plan for her.

New York priest arrested on child sex abuse charges

Sep 5, 2023 / 16:01 pm

Father Nathan Brooks, 36, faces several misdemeanor charges filed Aug. 31 in Cortland County Court in central New York.

Why the Catholic Church has a lot to say about Labor Day

Sep 4, 2023 / 05:00 am

“All work, no matter what the work is, is essential,” said Father Sinclair Oubre, spiritual moderator of the Catholic Labor Network.

Labor Day means ‘radical solidarity’ with working families, U.S. bishops say

Sep 2, 2023 / 06:00 am

On Labor Day, the U.S. bishops call for economic policy and community advocacy to prioritize working families.

To protect God’s creation, seek personal and policy change, U.S. bishops say

Aug 30, 2023 / 15:00 pm

The USCCB statement linked the waters of Christian baptism to the waters of the earth, highlighting the source of life and well-being healthy waterways are for all.

Ohio’s Issue 1 targets unborn children all nine months, Cincinnati archbishop says

Aug 25, 2023 / 08:19 am

Archbishop Dennis Schnurr warns that if the new ballot measure becomes law, it could harm women, families, and the unborn.

Catholic bishops ask Supreme Court to uphold gun bans in domestic violence cases

Aug 23, 2023 / 15:49 pm

The Supreme Court will hear the case U.S. v. Rahimi in its upcoming session.

Pope Francis praises Dorothy Day in preface to collection of her work

Aug 22, 2023 / 13:30 pm

The American Catholic, who is being considered for canonization, was the founder of the Catholic Worker Movement and the Catholic Worker newspaper.

Analysis: Do California’s Catholic universities have to include abortion in their health plans?

Aug 21, 2023 / 15:15 pm

While state law mandates coverage of abortion and transgender treatments, insurance industry experts say colleges and universities may have options.