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

Alleged abuse victim files lawsuit against ex-priest, Denver Archdiocese

Jan 20, 2023 / 16:00 pm

The plaintiff alleges that then Father Tim Evans abused him more than 100 times when he was an altar boy and sacristan at a church in Fort Collins, Colorado.

6 things to know about March for Life speaker Lynn Fitch, champion of Dobbs case

Jan 20, 2023 / 10:10 am

Lynn Fitch, attorney general for the state of Mississippi, helped defend Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban that led to the overturning of Roe v. Wade.

Is free childbirth the next step for the pro-life movement?

Jan 19, 2023 / 11:37 am

Childbirth in America should be free, say two prominent pro-life leaders representing both sides of the political divide.

Scottish bishops: ‘Conversion therapy’ ban would criminalize Christian pastoral care

Jan 17, 2023 / 16:23 pm

A proposed ban on “conversion therapy” is so vague, the bishops warned, that the law would “create a chilling effect.”

Lawsuit: CVS wrongly fired Christian employee for objections to abortifacients, contraception

Jan 17, 2023 / 07:50 am

A Christian nurse practitioner claims that a CVS pharmacy wrongly fired her from her job after it ended her accommodation of her religious objections.

Canadian publisher pulls Catholic textbooks after LGBT criticism

Jan 13, 2023 / 15:30 pm

A textbook publisher has dropped the education curriculum Fully Alive from its offerings after LGBT advocates claimed the Catholic content is “homophobic.”

Swiss bishops call for respect for ‘rules’ after woman appears to concelebrate Mass

Jan 12, 2023 / 10:10 am

The bishops’ intervention follows internet controversy over a video of a laywoman who seemed to concelebrate Mass with priests.

Maryland Catholic hospital discriminated by denying transgender surgery, federal judge rules

Jan 11, 2023 / 14:45 pm

A federal judge has ruled against a Catholic-founded hospital in Maryland, contending that it discriminated in refusing to perform a gender-transition hysterectomy. 

In pandemic’s wake, churchgoing takes a hit, survey indicates

Jan 9, 2023 / 16:00 pm

“The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted much of American society, including religious worship,” said a January 2023 report on the survey “Faith After the Pandemic.”

Biden announces crackdown on illegal immigration ahead of visit to El Paso

Jan 6, 2023 / 17:15 pm

“Do not just show up at the border. Stay where you are and apply legally from there,” the president said.

Pope Francis names new auxiliary bishop for St. Paul-Minneapolis Archdiocese

Jan 6, 2023 / 16:45 pm

Father Michael John Izen has served the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis as a priest for almost 18 years.

Walgreens, CVS pharmacies to dispense abortion drugs after FDA changes

Jan 6, 2023 / 07:22 am

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Jan. 3 announced it will allow any patient with a prescription to obtain mifepristone from her local retail pharmacy.

Biden says he ‘admired’ Pope Benedict, recalls conversation about Aquinas

Jan 4, 2023 / 17:00 pm

President Joe Biden on Wednesday professed his admiration for the late Pope Benedict XVI, recalling their meeting in which they discussed Catholic theology.

Father Fessio on ‘Professor Ratzinger,’ the future Benedict XVI

Jan 4, 2023 / 10:50 am

Father Joseph Fessio, SJ, studied theology under Joseph Ratzinger and went on to found Ignatius Press, the main publisher of the late pope’s works in English.

U.S. lay Catholic organizations mourn the loss of Pope Emeritus Benedict

Jan 1, 2023 / 15:03 pm

Major U.S.-based lay Catholic groups expressed their gratitude for the late pope’s life and legacy.

Benedict XVI: thinker, preacher, saint? Scholars and former students discuss legacy

Jan 1, 2023 / 13:00 pm

Some scholars and former students of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI raised the prospect of the late pontiff’s canonization and recognition as a doctor of the Church.

With ‘sorrow and gratitude,’ USCCB president reflects on the death and legacy of Benedict XVI

Dec 31, 2022 / 10:45 am

Benedict XVI helped lead the Church to “a more profound love of truth and the mystery of God,” Archbishop Timothy Broglio said Saturday.

After Michigan Supreme Court redefines ‘sex,’ Catholic school lawsuit warns of broad impact

Dec 30, 2022 / 14:55 pm

In July, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled that sexual orientation and gender identity were protected categories under a 1976 Michigan anti-discrimination law.

Catholic bishop, priest released after two months in Eritrea prison

Dec 29, 2022 / 16:00 pm

Security agents had arrested Bishop Tsalim and two priests Oct. 15 at Asmara International Airport upon the bishop’s arrival from Europe.

The 8 days of Christmas? A look at the Christmas octave

Dec 25, 2022 / 08:00 am

The Church’s Western liturgical tradition sees Christmas as an octave, an eight-day celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.