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

Anglicans in Africa reject archbishop of Canterbury for supporting same-sex union blessings

Apr 24, 2023 / 12:05 pm

The meeting of global Anglicans voiced no confidence in Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and called on him and the Church of England to repent of their decision.

Nicaragua regime’s harassment of Catholics demands a response, US bishops say

Apr 21, 2023 / 14:15 pm

During Holy Week, the police arrested at least 15 Nicaraguans who were mostly faithful Catholics and critics of the regime.

U.S. bishops: Senate vote keeping abortion in veteran health benefits is a ‘gross failure’

Apr 20, 2023 / 16:00 pm

The bishops said it is “inhumane” to provide taxpayer-funded abortion as “a so-called solution to pregnancy.”

Alleged victim of Theodore McCarrick says ex-cardinal abused him for years

Apr 18, 2023 / 16:38 pm

The criminal complaint filed in Wisconsin this week against former cardinal Theodore McCarrick was revealed to have come from James Grein.

Colorado judge exempts pro-life clinic from state’s ban on abortion pill reversal therapy

Apr 17, 2023 / 13:02 pm

A federal judge granted a pro-life health care clinic a temporary exemption from Colorado’s first-in-the-nation ban on the abortion pill reversal regimen.

Colorado’s new pro-abortion laws will cost ‘countless children’s lives,’ pro-life leaders warn

Apr 15, 2023 / 14:00 pm

Catholic and pro-life leaders lamented Colorado Gov. Jared Polis’ final approval of three strongly pro-abortion bills on Friday.

Catholic bishops back federal court ruling against ‘lethal’ abortion drug

Apr 14, 2023 / 14:52 pm

The U.S. Catholic bishops have praised a federal court’s action to restore limits on the use of the abortion drug mifepristone.

North American synod focuses on abuse scandals, inclusivity, and a ‘missionary’ Church

Apr 14, 2023 / 11:45 am

Here is what was on the minds of Catholics who participated in the North American phase of the Catholic Church’s synodal process.

Canada’s assisted suicide guidance for docs: ‘virtual’ assessments, and don’t tell patient’s family 

Apr 14, 2023 / 11:12 am

The Canadian government released new guidance for doctors that critics say will do more harm than good.

Will lawsuits expose ‘Jane’s Revenge’? Alleged Florida vandals on the defense

Apr 13, 2023 / 10:00 am

Florida lawsuits may uncover more details about the radical pro-abortion group, with alleged perpetrators facing substantial legal penalties.

Louisiana governor calls for end to death penalty — and legalizing some abortions

Apr 12, 2023 / 12:15 pm

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, citing “pro-life values,” has called on lawmakers to end the state’s death penalty in the upcoming legislative session.

Walter Reed military hospital says new Catholic pastoral care contract under review

Apr 11, 2023 / 18:20 pm

The Maryland medical center was sharply criticized by Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio for not renewing its contract with a local Franciscan friary.

Ireland marks anniversary of Good Friday Agreement as Pope Francis prays for peace

Apr 10, 2023 / 14:41 pm

Pope Francis and other Christian leaders called for prayer and a rededication to the peace secured in Northern Ireland by the Good Friday Agreement of 1998.

Wild West nun Sister Blandina is focus of planned TV series ‘Trinidad’

Apr 8, 2023 / 08:00 am

A trailer for the “Trinidad” series describes Sister Blandina Segale as “an unsung hero of the West who never carried a gun.”

Idaho, Indiana ban ‘gender-affirming’ drugs, sex-change surgeries for minors

Apr 6, 2023 / 14:15 pm

The states join 11 others that have made it illegal to provide cross-sex hormone therapies, puberty blockers, and more to those under age 18.

Cornell rejects student group’s call for ‘trigger warnings’

Apr 5, 2023 / 11:30 am

The leaders of Cornell University have rejected a student resolution advocating that the university mandate “content warnings for traumatic content in the classroom.”

Church leaders in Jerusalem call for enhanced security during Holy Week

Apr 3, 2023 / 13:30 pm

Some churches, funeral processions, and public gathering venues have become “targets of attack,” lamented the group of Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant leaders.

Bishops to Biden administration: Keep in place federal rules to protect college religious groups

Mar 28, 2023 / 11:30 am

The Biden administration seeks to rescind the “equal campus access” provisions of the Trump administration’s 2020 Religious Liberty and Free Inquiry Rule.

More than 10,000 expected for New York Eucharistic Congress in October

Mar 27, 2023 / 16:23 pm

A statewide New York Eucharistic Congress will take place Oct. 20-22 at Our Lady of Martyrs Shrine in Auriesville, New York.

Here’s what real exorcists are saying about Russell Crowe’s Vatican exorcist movie

Mar 24, 2023 / 09:56 am

The International Association of Exorcists says the film seems to fall under the category of “splatter cinema,” which it calls a “sub-genre of horror.”