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

‘Unconscionable’: California Gov. Newsom cites Jesus on billboards promoting abortion

Sep 23, 2022 / 18:56 pm

Why the strong reaction? The abortion-selling ads include a passage from Scripture.

President Biden fundraiser remarks muddle Catholic teaching on abortion

Sep 22, 2022 / 20:22 pm

The president appeared to suggest — erroneously — that the Catholic Church makes exceptions for rape and incest in its condemnation of abortion as a grave evil.

Methodist-linked university’s Christian conduct code under fire from LGBT advocates

Sep 22, 2022 / 14:30 pm

Do church-affiliated universities and Christian moral codes have a place in higher ed? Critics of Seattle Pacific University, it seems, think the answer is no.

The shortest papacies of all time? Pope John Paul I barely makes the list

Sep 18, 2022 / 14:00 pm

Blessed John Paul I did not serve as Roman Pontiff for long, but 10 other popes had shorter pontificates than he did.

Archbishop Paul Gallagher to represent Pope Francis at Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral

Sep 16, 2022 / 17:00 pm

Pope Francis’ representative at the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II will be veteran Vatican diplomat Archbishop Paul Gallagher, the Holy See press office director said on Friday.

Can Santa Rosa end family homelessness? New Catholic Charities project says yes

Sep 14, 2022 / 17:40 pm

Catholic Charities in Santa Rosa, California, has opened a new homeless services center opened to help families and others at risk of homelessness.

Catholic medical school named for Padre Pio planned at Benedictine College

Sep 9, 2022 / 15:00 pm

Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas, has signed a collaboration agreement to host a proposed medical school that aims to train medical doctors faithful to Catholic ethics. 

Abortion backers force out pro-life Democratic congressional candidate in N. Dakota

Sep 7, 2022 / 15:06 pm

Mark Haugen said he does not see a “viable path forward” to winning without the support of the Democratic-NPL Party, the North Dakota affiliate of the Democratic Party.

As new British PM takes office, Catholic bishops offer prayers and help

Sep 6, 2022 / 17:00 pm

In a message to new British Prime Minister Liz Truss, Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster pledged his prayers and support for addressing various crises.

With fall coming, let us listen to God’s creation and pray, Catholic bishops say

Sep 6, 2022 / 08:00 am

The “beauty of the fall season” in many parts of the country is a great time to join Pope Francis in praying for God’s creation, the U.S. bishops said.

Nine things to know about John Paul I

Sep 2, 2022 / 08:00 am

Venerable John Paul I was born Albino Luciani on Oct. 17, 1912 in the town of Canale d'Argordo in northern Italy’s Belluno province. He was the most recent pope to be born in Italy and the first pope to be born in the twentieth century. 

Mikhail Gorbachev’s death revives unfounded rumors of Christian conversion

Aug 31, 2022 / 18:00 pm

When former Soviet premier Mikhail Gorbachev died Tuesday at the age of 91, the Cold War briefly returned to the news. 

HHS can’t force Catholic hospital network to perform abortions, gender transitions, court says

Aug 27, 2022 / 10:52 am

A federal appellate court on Friday blocked a push to force doctors to perform abortions or sex-reassignment surgeries.

Cardinal Robert McElroy: Newest (and youngest) American ‘red hat’ a kindred spirit of Pope Francis

Aug 26, 2022 / 12:00 pm

The bishop of San Diego shares Pope Francis' passion for the plight of migrants, the homeless, and the environment.

Broad injunction means 'abortion up to birth' in Michigan

Aug 24, 2022 / 12:07 pm

A Michigan judge’s injunction against the state’s long-standing abortion law means no protections for the unborn.

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.