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

Oops! Typo-filled Michigan abortion amendment could have used a proofreader

Aug 24, 2022 / 05:30 am

The proposal would establish a “new individual right to reproductive freedom" and invalidate parental consent requirements and other existing abortion regulations, opponents say.

Back-to-school in Uvalde means Catholic school scholarships for hurting families

Aug 18, 2022 / 12:00 pm

A Catholic charity with a longtime link to Uvalde has funded 30 scholarships so that students may attend the local Catholic school.

After Maronite archbishop detained in Lebanon, U.S. bishops voice solidarity

Aug 15, 2022 / 18:00 pm

A Maronite Catholic archbishop was bringing aid back to Lebanon when he was wrongly detained by Lebanese authorities at the Israeli border, his supporters say.

As Muslims in Albuquerque grieve murders, U.S. bishops offer sympathy and support

Aug 12, 2022 / 15:20 pm

Catholic leaders have offered prayer and support following the murders of four Muslim men in Albuquerque.

In Rome, a setback for Father Vincent Capodanno sainthood cause

Aug 12, 2022 / 09:40 am

Consultants to the Vatican office tasked with judging possible saints have recommended the suspension of Capodanno’s cause, though his backers are appealing the decision they say is only preliminary.

Religious freedom objections to mandatory health care coverage part of broader lawsuit

Aug 11, 2022 / 13:39 pm

Religious freedom violations are among the claims of a federal lawsuit challenging mandatory “preventive care” coverage in employee health plans. But the lawsuit’s other challenges to federal rule-making could have far-reaching consequences.

Drive-by gunshots target Denver-area Catholic church

Aug 8, 2022 / 17:30 pm

No one was hurt, but the church suffered tens of thousands of dollars in estimated damage.

Unborn babies are tax exempt under Georgia’s heartbeat-based abortion law

Aug 5, 2022 / 19:00 pm

An unborn baby is now recognized as a dependent who will qualify expectant parents for a $3,000 deduction in Georgia tax rules, under the same law which bans abortion based on a detectible fetal heartbeat.

Don’t ignore Canada’s spike in anti-Catholic hate crimes, watchdog says

Aug 5, 2022 / 15:00 pm

Catholics in Canada suffered the largest spike in religion-based hate crimes last year, and government officials must take action in response, a watchdog group has said.

Public Masses suspended at Chicago's Shrine of Christ the King

Aug 4, 2022 / 17:19 pm

A prominent Chicago church which is home to a Traditional Latin Mass religious institute announced the end of all public Masses, as of last Sunday.

Post-Roe ‘confusion’ helped defeat Kansas pro-life amendment

Aug 3, 2022 / 17:22 pm

The pro-life campaign faulted “an onslaught of misinformation from radical left organizations that spent millions of out-of-state dollars to spread lies about the Value Them Both Amendment.”

Michigan: Democratic governor wins latest round in legal fight over 1931 abortion ban

Aug 3, 2022 / 15:55 pm

The law, whose current form dates back to 1931, criminalizes abortion except when necessary to save the life of the mother.

Religious freedom conflicts ahead after Michigan Supreme Court redefines sex

Aug 2, 2022 / 17:00 pm

A Michigan Supreme Court decision that state civil rights law bars discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation may conflict with religious liberty, the Catholic Church in the state has said.

Australian bill would allow legalization of assisted suicide, euthanasia in territories

Aug 2, 2022 / 06:00 am

Lawmakers in the Australian Parliament have proposed a bill to allow two of Australia’s ten territories to legalize euthanasia and assisted suicide, following the legalization of the practices in all six Australian states despite vocal Catholic opposition.

Big-spending abortion backers target Kansas ballot measure, but pro-lifers hope for win

Jul 31, 2022 / 04:00 am

Backers of the Value Them Both Amendment expect to be outspent but are confident they will prevail at the ballot box on Tuesday, Aug. 2.

Six years after grisly murder, France remembers Father Jacques Hamel

Jul 26, 2022 / 17:16 pm

Hamel was killed at the church on July 26, 2016, by supporters of the Islamic State group as he finished saying Mass.

EWTN survey: Catholic voters back religious freedom, but aren't always consistent

Jul 15, 2022 / 06:00 am

Catholic likely voters tend to be strong supporters of religious freedom and conscientious objections in general, but conversations still need to take place to help bridge the gaps between Catholic opinion and a consistent Catholic life.

Poll: Catholic voters 'very worried' about attacks on churches and pro-life pregnancy centers

Jul 14, 2022 / 17:00 pm

Catholic voters are worried about vandalism and attacks targeting churches and pro-life pregnancy centers, regardless of how often they attend church. A new poll sponsored by EWTN found that more than 4 in 5 Catholic likely voters are very or somewhat concerned about the attacks.

As Catholic Church in Australia ends plenary council, members hope for lasting impact

Jul 12, 2022 / 10:09 am

The Catholic Church in Australia has concluded its Fifth Plenary Council. After months of debate and discussion on Church governance and pastoral priorities, Archbishop Timothy Costelloe of Perth declared the council closed on Saturday. 

Surprise! Abortion limits are rather popular, survey says after Roe v Wade overturned

Jul 8, 2022 / 18:00 pm

Abortion limits are surprisingly popular, according to the Harris Poll: half of Americans say abortion should be legal no later than six weeks into pregnancy, and a strong majority say abortion should be legal no later than 15 weeks—the same limit as the Mississippi law considered in the U.S. Supreme Court case that overturned Roe v. Wade.