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

Denver Archdiocese sues Colorado over preschool program that excludes Catholic schools

Aug 17, 2023 / 13:43 pm

The lawsuit objects that the program rules are unconstitutional and exclude Catholic schools but not the preschool programs of other private schools.

‘For us, it’s like a miracle’: Catholic church appears to survive devastating Maui fire

Aug 13, 2023 / 09:40 am

The death toll from the disaster, which stood at 93 on Aug. 13, is expected to rise as search crews work through the rubble.

Pope Francis offers condolences after 55 die in Hawaii wildfires

Aug 11, 2023 / 09:10 am

The pope sent a condolence telegram on Friday expressing his sadness and solidarity with all who are suffering due to the destruction caused by the wildfires.

Armenian Christians trapped and facing genocide: an explainer

Aug 9, 2023 / 14:00 pm

Over 120,000 Christian Armenians are currently trapped behind a blockade of the Nagorno-Karabakh region maintained by Muslim-majority Azerbaijan.

Massachusetts wrongly rejected Catholic foster parent applicants, lawsuit charges

Aug 9, 2023 / 07:25 am

The lawsuit contends that a couple was denied approval to become foster parents because they hold to Catholic teaching on marriage, sex, and gender.

Survey: Religious nonprofits lead Americans’ charitable choices, except for Gen Z

Aug 1, 2023 / 07:46 am

While 19% of Americans say they give to religious charities, younger generations are significantly less likely to do so, preferring to support other issues.

Vatican, Vietnam announce agreement on permanent papal representative

Jul 28, 2023 / 08:04 am

The announcement came Thursday during the visit of Vietnam’s President Vo Van Thuong to the Vatican.

One year after papal visit and apology, Canada’s bishops reflect on Indigenous outreach

Jul 27, 2023 / 15:45 pm

“During those days with Pope Francis in Canada, we recognized in him the Lord’s mercy, which he offered to us,” Bishop Raymond Poisson said.

Children’s hospital in Colorado halts ‘gender affirming’ surgeries, citing surge in requests

Jul 26, 2023 / 15:30 pm

The hospital said it has not performed such surgeries on patients under age 18, though it continues to provide puberty blockers and hormones.

New Catholic Charities USA head is laywoman with leadership, philanthropy background

Jul 25, 2023 / 15:50 pm

Catholic leadership expert and philanthropist Kerry Alys Robinson will be the next president and CEO of Catholic Charities USA.

Bishop Strickland denies wrongdoing, says Vatican inquiry ‘not fun’

Jul 25, 2023 / 12:00 pm

“I’ve got nothing to hide,” the bishop said in a show excerpt posted to YouTube.

After latest Oklahoma execution, Archbishop Coakley calls for death penalty abolition

Jul 24, 2023 / 13:00 pm

Convicted murderer Jemaine Cannon, 51, was executed by lethal injection on Thursday morning at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary.

Baltimore archbishop issues guidelines for Catholic LGBT ministries

Jul 24, 2023 / 11:00 am

Parish LGBT ministries must welcome people with true discipleship, Archbishop William Lori says in new guidance on ministry to LGBT persons and their families.

Human trafficking by the numbers: New reports estimate millions of daily victims

Jul 20, 2023 / 15:50 pm

Recent reports from the U.S. State Department, anti-human trafficking groups, and other global leaders focus on the serious problems of trafficking.

Haiti in ‘desperate’ security crisis as Catholic leaders urge search for solutions

Jul 17, 2023 / 08:30 am

Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami says the current crisis follows 20 years of a “downward spiral” in economic, political, and social life in Haiti.

Black Louisiana priest hospitalized after machete attack, race cited as possible motive

Jul 14, 2023 / 18:00 pm

Father Stephen Ugwu is being treated for lacerations to his head and body.

Complex Catholic hospital mergers pose ethics challenge for U.S. bishops

Jul 13, 2023 / 13:30 pm

The U.S. bishops’ conference has asked its Committee on Doctrine to address issues such as transgender surgeries and hormone treatments.

Catholic higher ed still open to all, bishops say after Supreme Court blocks affirmative action

Jul 10, 2023 / 08:44 am

“It is our hope that our Catholic institutions of higher learning will continue to find ways to make education possible and affordable for everyone.”

After Catholic University shooting death, family disputes DC police statements

Jul 7, 2023 / 16:20 pm

The victim’s parents claim their son sent a Snapchat message just before his death proving the crime was random, contrary to police claims.

Pope Francis hosts Bill Clinton, foundation head Alex Soros

Jul 5, 2023 / 15:10 pm

Soros, son of the billionaire financier and philanthropist George Soros, accompanied Clinton in both Albania and at the Vatican.