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

Arson at Colorado pregnancy center still unsolved; FBI offers major reward for leads

Dec 1, 2022 / 14:40 pm

Longmont Police Chief Jeff Satur told a Wednesday press conference that investigators have few leads.

England and Wales no longer Christian ‘by default,’ census shows

Dec 1, 2022 / 11:00 am

The latest census shows Christians there are now a minority, while the number of people who have no religious affiliation continues to grow.

Remembering the hundreds of thousands of Christians martyred in Vietnam 

Nov 24, 2022 / 10:00 am

From 1630 to 1886, somewhere between 130,000 and 300,000 Christians faced martyrdom in Vietnam, often after being held captive and brutally tortured.

Federal same-sex marriage bill still needs religious freedom fixes, bishops say

Nov 23, 2022 / 17:47 pm

A pending same-sex marriage bill would "betray our country’s commitment to the fundamental right of religious liberty,” Cardinal Timothy Dolan and Bishop Robert Barron say.

Philly archbishop to head Catholic Relief Services board of directors

Nov 22, 2022 / 16:30 pm

The three-year appointment is one of the first official acts of Archbishop Timothy Broglio, the new president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Do we know enough about puberty blockers? No, according to N.Y. Times report

Nov 22, 2022 / 11:30 am

The use of puberty blockers on self-identified transgender children and teens has drawn scrutiny in a recent New York Times article.

Colorado bishops pray for ‘peace and healing’ after shooting at LGBTQ nightclub

Nov 21, 2022 / 15:00 pm

The alleged gunman entered Club Q in Colorado Springs just before midnight Saturday and began shooting. Five people were killed and dozens wounded.

FBI investigating crimes against churches, pro-life groups, director affirms

Nov 18, 2022 / 16:30 pm

FBI Director Christopher Wray has reaffirmed the bureau’s commitment to investigating crimes against pro-life groups and churches.

Bishop Barron reconsecrates cemetery vandalized on Halloween

Nov 17, 2022 / 06:00 am

One or more vandals defaced Calvary Cemetery with obscene and satanic graffiti.

Gender theory confusion shows need for papal encyclical, Dutch cardinal says

Nov 16, 2022 / 07:30 am

Extreme forms of gender theory have become so influential that a papal encyclical should address the topic, Dutch Cardinal Willem Eijk said.

What Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel teaches us about God’s creation, woman and man

Nov 15, 2022 / 09:00 am

Michelangelo’s artistic masterpiece broke new ground in portraying the dynamic creative acts of God, art historian Elizabeth Lev said.

Arkansas’ narrow defeat of religious freedom proposal has a backstory

Nov 14, 2022 / 15:29 pm

As of Friday, 50.43% of voters rejected Issue 3, the Arkansas Religious Freedom Amendment.

‘We weep with Jesus’: Catholic bishops lament pro-abortion ballot victories

Nov 11, 2022 / 08:00 am

As pro-abortion measures won on state ballots and pro-life measures faced defeat, Catholic bishops responded to election results with profound disappointment.

With no pro-life laws, Colorado sees abortion numbers spike

Nov 8, 2022 / 12:35 pm

A new study has shown that the number of abortions in Colorado has spiked, in part because more women come from out of state seeking to procure abortions.

Soros, Bloomberg pump millions into Michigan abortion push

Nov 7, 2022 / 14:15 pm

Billionaires George Soros and Michael Bloomberg, joined by a “dark money” group, are funding Michigan’s Proposal 3 to make abortion a state constitutional right.

Prayer rally to defeat Michigan abortion amendment is victim of ‘pro-choice cyber attack’

Nov 4, 2022 / 16:00 pm

Organizers of the pro-life rally had asked attendees to register to help with preparations, but phony registrations came in from IP addresses in other states.

FBI: New Jersey synagogues face credible ‘broad threat’

Nov 3, 2022 / 17:00 pm

“The FBI has received credible information of a broad threat to synagogues in NJ,” the Newark office of the FBI said on Twitter Thursday afternoon.

Irish priest reprimanded by bishop for homilies about sin

Nov 2, 2022 / 14:30 pm

In his sermon, the Irish priest said “you rarely hear about sin, but it’s rampant,” adding: “We see it in the promotion of abortion. We see it for example in this lunatic approach of transgenderism.”

Chicago Catholics bury the remains of indigent adults and unborn babies in annual ceremony

Nov 1, 2022 / 15:10 pm

“We come here to mourn the loss of 202 souls … who were in need of a sense of compassion in the world,” Father Lawrence Sullivan, the archdiocese's cemetery director, said.

Will war chaplain Willie Doyle be Ireland’s next saint?

Oct 31, 2022 / 17:15 pm

Doyle was an Irish military chaplain for the British Army who served heroically on the battlefields of World War I and died trying to rescue two Protestant soldiers.