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

Hurricanes a 'major threat' for Haiti quake victims

Jun 4, 2011 / 15:04 pm

The situation of earthquake victims in Haiti continues to improve, but cholera is still a problem and the upcoming hurricane season poses a “major threat.”

Bishop Johnston encourages survivors of Joplin tornado

May 25, 2011 / 03:37 am

In the aftermath of the deadly Sunday tornado in Joplin, Missouri, Bishop James V. Johnston of Springfield-Cape Girardeau tried to comfort survivors and expressed gratitude that more were not killed.

Catholic man finishes run across America with deepened faith

May 24, 2011 / 03:45 am

Jeff Grabosky has completed his 3,700-mile run across America, an endeavor he says gave him a new perspective on America and on his Catholic faith.

Archbishop Dolan, Rep. Ryan talk Catholic social teaching in budget debate

May 21, 2011 / 15:41 pm

U.S. bishops’ conference president Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York has praised Rep. Paul Ryan’s  (R-Wis.) attention to Catholic social teaching in the federal budget debate, but he emphasized the need for “special consideration” for the poor.

'Gay marriage' fight revived in New York

May 17, 2011 / 03:52 am

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s attempt to push for “gay marriage” in New York state has again brought out supporters of traditional marriage who say the proposal threatens to create an “Orwellian” redefinition of the basic truth about marriage.

Pro-life ‘victory’ as Indiana law cuts all Planned Parenthood funding

May 11, 2011 / 14:19 pm

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels signed into law a bill that cuts Planned Parenthood state funding and adds other restrictions on abortion.

US indicts man for death threats against pro-life leaders

May 10, 2011 / 11:36 am

A United States attorney has indicted a man who described himself as a “pro-choice terrorist” with six counts of making interstate threats against pro-life advocates such as Priests for Life director Father Frank Pavone and Princeton University law professor Robert P. George.

Notre Dame drops charges against pro-life protesters

May 7, 2011 / 16:04 pm

An Indiana prosecutor has dropped charges against almost all of the “ND88” pro-life demonstrators arrested for protesting President Barack Obama’s 2009 commencement appearance at the University of Notre Dame.

House passes permanent ban on abortion funding

May 4, 2011 / 22:53 pm

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a permanent ban on taxpayer funding for abortion across all federal programs, including those created by last year’s health care legislation.

Supreme Court rejects appeal challenging SF anti-Catholic resolution

May 4, 2011 / 08:05 am

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal challenging a San Francisco Board of Supervisors’ resolution which condemned Catholic teaching on adoption.

Newt Gingrich tells of Catholic faith’s ‘transforming power’ over secularism

Apr 28, 2011 / 18:04 pm

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich told the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast that his conversion to Catholicism helped him discover the “transforming power of faith” in the face of the “increasingly aggressive secularization” of the United States.

N. Carolina bishop calls for prayers and support after deadly tornadoes

Apr 21, 2011 / 04:02 am

Bishop Michael F. Burbidge of Raleigh has asked the faithful to pray this Holy Week for the victims and survivors of the deadly April 16 tornadoes which struck parts of his diocese.

Calif. parish pledges to rebuild after arsonist destroys church

Apr 20, 2011 / 04:02 am

Parishioners at St. John Vianney are determined to rebuild after an April 16 arson attack destroyed their Hacienda Heights, Calif. church.

National Geographic documentary examines relics of third-century saints

Apr 19, 2011 / 13:10 pm

Two skeletons attributed to two married martyrs from the third century could be authentic, say researchers taking part in a new National Geographic Society documentary.

Appeals court rejects lawsuit against National Day of Prayer

Apr 16, 2011 / 05:23 am

A federal court has rejected of a lawsuit that sought to remove President Barack Obama’s right to proclaim the National Day of Prayer.

Planned Parenthood funding ban fails in Senate

Apr 14, 2011 / 17:02 pm

A ban on federal funding for Planned Parenthood passed the U.S. House but failed in the Senate on April 14.

Report finds few allegations of sex abuse by Catholic clergy in 2010

Apr 11, 2011 / 17:38 pm

Only seven credible allegations of sexual abuse of minors in 2010 were made against Catholic priests in the U.S., a new report says. The seven accused priests make up a very small percentage of the 38,000 diocesan and religious clergy in the reporting dioceses and eparchies.

Be courageous Catholics, Archbishop Chaput urges Notre Dame students

Apr 9, 2011 / 05:10 am

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Denver encouraged a gathering of pro-life University of Notre Dame students to be courageous in fighting for their beliefs and to always remember what being Catholic really means.

Movie explores faith in Cristero War against forced secularism

Apr 8, 2011 / 04:16 am

The director of the upcoming movie “Cristiada” describes his film about the armed resistance against the attempt to secularize Mexico by force in the 1920s as an inspiring tale of faith and religious freedom.

Civil partnerships begin in Ireland, but 'gay marriage' still debated

Apr 6, 2011 / 00:52 am

Ireland has entered into new territory by recognizing civil partnerships for homosexuals, a move which has prompted more calls to recognize “gay marriage.” The Catholic bishops have said the partnerships undermine marriage and the family, while a gay political analyst has argued that Ireland should refuse to redefine marriage.