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

Man fatally shot on DC campus of Catholic University of America

Jul 5, 2023 / 09:56 am

The university said that the two individuals are believed to have known each other and “this was not a random incident.”

Destruction of Catholic retreat center’s cross a possible hate crime, Orange County authorities say

Jul 5, 2023 / 07:30 am

The cross had recently been installed and was apparently destroyed using a chainsaw.

Keep humanity the focus of tech innovations, says new Vatican-approved ethics guide

Jul 4, 2023 / 09:00 am

“If we build the future badly, we will live in a terrible world,” the handbook warns Big Tech.

After devastating arson, Los Angeles’ famed Mission San Gabriel reopens for worship

Jul 3, 2023 / 15:40 pm

“Mission San Gabriel will always be the true spiritual heart of Los Angeles,” Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles said in a recent essay.

Supreme Court sides with web designer opposed to same-sex marriage

Jun 30, 2023 / 08:50 am

The court’s 6-3 ruling states that the First Amendment’s free speech clause protects a Colorado web designer who feared prosecution under state laws.

Anti-‘Pride’ backlash can have legal consequences, 15 attorneys general tell Target CEO

Jun 23, 2023 / 11:15 am

The attorney generals said the company should be mindful of its obligations under their states’ anti-discrimination laws that protect gender identity.

No ‘transgender mandate’ for Catholic doctors as Biden admin declines to defend further

Jun 21, 2023 / 15:45 pm

Catholic plaintiffs filed the legal challenge to the Biden administration’s mandate arguing the mandate violated their religious freedom.

Pope Francis to young astronomers: Keep love and wonder alive

Jun 20, 2023 / 13:30 pm

In the vastness of space, keep love and wonder alive, Pope Francis told astronomers of the Vatican Observatory Summer School.

Quebec cardinal says new claims of sexual assault are ‘defamatory’

Jun 20, 2023 / 11:00 am

Cardinal Marc Ouellet responded to the new allegations saying he intends to demonstrate his innocence in a court of law.

California restaurant had fake priest hear workers’ confessions, Labor Department says

Jun 16, 2023 / 14:21 pm

According to an employee at the restaurant, the supposed priest urged employees to “get the sins out.”

Franciscans return to Walter Reed after contract controversy resolved

Jun 15, 2023 / 15:20 pm

The friars’ longtime ministry was interrupted when their contract for pastoral services expired on March 31, just before Holy Week.

England’s health service to stop prescribing puberty blockers for kids

Jun 12, 2023 / 13:45 pm

The NHS found that there is not enough evidence to support the “safety or clinical effectiveness” of puberty-blocking drugs for minors.

Critics warn of ‘radical gender ideology’ in latest Biden LGBT move

Jun 12, 2023 / 11:15 am

The White House in a June 8 fact sheet announced “new actions to protect LGBTQI+ communities.” 

Congress must act against online child exploitation, U.S. bishops say

Jun 8, 2023 / 08:50 am

“Online child exploitation threatens the safety and well-being of our young people and destroys families and communities,” the bishops said June 7.

Papal envoy to Ukraine meets with President Zelenskyy, concludes ‘intense’ visit

Jun 6, 2023 / 13:15 pm

Pope Francis’ envoy to Ukraine Cardinal Matteo Zuppi on Tuesday finished a “brief but intense” two-day visit to Kyiv.

Report: Twitter fails to block some child pornography  

Jun 5, 2023 / 16:00 pm

The social media website Twitter has apparently failed to block images of child sexual abuse, with researchers detecting illegal pornographic material.

Columbus Diocese to close 15 churches; bishop calls for stronger Catholic engagement

May 26, 2023 / 15:40 pm

As part of a parish reorganization and merger plan, Bishop Earl K. Fernandes spoke of new possibilities for growth.

Cordileone on Serra statue case: Prosecutor signaled attacks against Catholics go unpunished

May 26, 2023 / 13:15 pm

“It is clear to me that this course of action would not have been taken with anyone else,” Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco said Thursday.

Lawsuit alleges Boston’s Cardinal O’Malley failed to prevent abuse at Catholic high school

May 25, 2023 / 14:55 pm

Three former students at a Massachusetts Catholic high school have filed a lawsuit against Boston’s Cardinal Sean O’Malley and other Church leaders.

Nebraska bans abortion at 12 weeks and sex change surgery for minors

May 24, 2023 / 14:30 pm

Over 30 of Nebraska’s 49 senators joined the governor for the signing of the Let Them Grow Act, which bans abortion 12 weeks into pregnancy.