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

Sainthood cause advances for US Jesuit and Soviet prisoner

Mar 20, 2012 / 20:27 pm

The inquiry into the sainthood cause of Fr. Walter Ciszek, S.J., a missionary who was imprisoned in the Soviet Union for 23 years, has taken a “major step forward” with the Vatican’s Congregation for the Causes of Saints issuing a declaration that the investigation is valid.

Pro-life supporters to 'Bike for the Unborn' in California

Mar 17, 2012 / 05:09 am

Organizers are encouraging cyclists to sign up for a 250-mile bike pilgrimage in southern California to raise money for pro-life organizations and pray for change in America.

New poll shows Scotland opposed to 'gay marriage'

Mar 15, 2012 / 02:13 am

The majority of Scots do not support legal recognition of “gay marriage,” according to a recently conducted poll in the country.

Philly archdiocese ex-financial officer to face charges in $900,000 theft

Mar 14, 2012 / 23:41 pm

The former chief financial officer of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia has turned herself in to the Philadelphia district attorney to face several charges related to the theft of almost one million dollars from the archdiocese.

Rome visit affirms Missouri bishop, stirs memories of John Paul II

Mar 13, 2012 / 23:09 pm

Bishop John R. Gaydos of Jefferson City, Mo. was at the Vatican this week visiting with Pope Benedict and reporting on the health of his diocese, but the trip also brought back memories of seeing John Paul II in 1997.

NY Times ad accused of 'hate speech' against Catholics

Mar 9, 2012 / 17:17 pm

A secularist group's New York Times ad that urges Catholics to leave the Church over its' resistance to the contraception mandate is being called “hate speech” by critics.

Maine diocese will oppose 'gay marriage' ballot question

Mar 9, 2012 / 04:29 am

While some media outlets have presented Bishop Richard Malone of Portland’s new pastoral letter on marriage as a sign the Catholic Church in Maine will not oppose a ballot measure to recognize “gay marriage” in the state, the diocese maintains that is not the case.

Pope names new bishop of Baker, Oregon

Mar 8, 2012 / 13:39 pm

Pope Benedict XVI’s March 7 appointment of Fr. Liam Stephen Cary as the new bishop of Oregon’s Baker diocese was warmly received by Catholic bishops in the region.

HHS mandate threatens Little Sisters of the Poor elder care

Mar 8, 2012 / 00:34 am

The Little Sisters of the Poor say the HHS contraception and sterilization mandate threatens their continued ministry to the impoverished elderly. They are “strongly objecting” to the federal rule and say it should be repealed as soon as possible.

Hawaii lawsuit shows civil unions help redefine marriage

Mar 7, 2012 / 04:21 am

A Hawaiian lawsuit asking a federal court to instate “gay marriage” shows that the recognition of same-sex domestic partnerships and civil unions is just a stepping stone to redefining marriage, several critics say.

Pope voices sorrow over deadly Poland train wreck

Mar 6, 2012 / 16:23 pm

Pope Benedict XVI heard “with sorrow” the news of a deadly head-on train collision in Poland and has expressed his condolences to the victims in a telegram to the president of the Polish bishops’ conference.

Indiana Catholics respond to ‘devastating’ storm damage

Mar 5, 2012 / 19:23 pm

Indiana Catholics are committed to helping victims recover from the March 2 outburst of tornadoes that killed at least 13 people in the southern part of the state.

Catholics remember Shahbaz Bhatti one year after murder

Mar 2, 2012 / 14:56 pm

The first anniversary of the murder of Pakistan Minorities Minister Shahbaz Bhatti witnessed several memorials and acclamations for the man many say should be declared a martyr.

‘Hacktivist’ assault on World Youth Day site provides insights

Mar 2, 2012 / 04:01 am

An internet security firm’s report on an apparent anti-Catholic “hacktivism” attack has renewed interest in an assault on World Youth Day computers in August 2011.

NASA worker's lawsuit charges discrimination over intelligent design

Mar 2, 2012 / 01:14 am

A NASA mission specialist allegedly demoted for his beliefs about intelligent design is suing Jet Propulsion Laboratories in a civil trial to begin in Los Angeles March 7.

Illinois diocese prays for storm victims

Mar 1, 2012 / 17:05 pm

The Diocese of Belleville prayed for victims and pledged its help after storms and tornados in southern Illinois killed at least six people and destroyed hundreds of buildings, including a Catholic church.

Arizona State to offer theology classes through Catholic university

Mar 1, 2012 / 11:34 am

In a very uncommon partnership between state-run and Catholic universities, Arizona State University students will be able to take courses in Catholic theology or Catholic studies under a new agreement announced March 1.

New video supports conscience law against HHS mandate

Feb 28, 2012 / 18:06 pm

The Catholic Advocate organization has launched a new video in an effort to defend religious liberty against the HHS mandate and rally support for the proposed Respect for Rights of Conscience Act.

Cardinal Dolan joins letter against mandate 'accommodation'

Feb 27, 2012 / 16:25 pm

Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan joined more than 500 university presidents, academics and religious leaders in a letter denouncing President Obama's contraception mandate “accommodation.”

Boys Town founder to be named Servant of God

Feb 25, 2012 / 16:08 pm

Father Edward Flanagan, the founder of the famous Boys Town orphanage, will be declared a “Servant of God” next month as the Archdiocese of Omaha opens his cause for beatification.