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

Catholic campaign stalls Philippines 'reproductive health' bill

Nov 27, 2012 / 01:54 am

The Catholic clergy in the Philippines are strongly campaigning against political candidates who back a controversial “reproductive health” bill, helping stall its progress because politicians fear a backlash from Catholic voters.

Thanksgiving Day shopping called 'assault' on family life

Nov 22, 2012 / 06:10 am

The expansion of Thanksgiving weekend shopping to the holiday itself has raised concerns among both workers and clergy who worry that the change puts family time at risk.

At Lincoln installation, Bishop Conley says holiness is success

Nov 20, 2012 / 14:19 pm

As he was installed in the Diocese of Lincoln on Tuesday, Bishop James D. Conley stressed the need for bishops and all Catholics to be holy so that the Gospel will impact the culture and the Church will prosper.

Jerusalem bishop laments new Israeli-Palestinian violence

Nov 16, 2012 / 04:09 am

Amid renewed military action between Israel and the Gaza Strip, a bishop from the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem is lamenting the “vicious circle of violence.”

Catholic conference regrets failure of Calif. death penalty repeal

Nov 8, 2012 / 02:26 am

The California Catholic Conference says it regrets the failure of a state ballot measure to repeal the death penalty, but that the effort helped to increase respect for life.

Catholics continue Sandy relief work as second storm approaches

Nov 7, 2012 / 04:02 am

Catholic Charities affiliates are continuing to respond to the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy as another storm heads for the region.

Calif. gay therapy ban imposes 'state orthodoxy,' foes charge

Nov 6, 2012 / 04:02 am

A legal group is seeking a federal injunction against a California ban on “reparative therapy” for minors with homosexual attractions or behaviors, saying the law restricts the rights of families to find treatment for their children and threatens religious freedom.

Mother Cabrini shrine reopens in Chicago after a decade

Nov 4, 2012 / 17:14 pm

After being closed for 10 years, the reopening of the National Shrine of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini in Chicago has helped energize the religious congregation she founded.

Obama campaign sought Denver rally at Catholic university

Nov 1, 2012 / 03:03 am

The Obama campaign attempted to schedule a rally-like event on a Catholic university campus in the key swing state of Colorado before settling on a dialogue with a co-chair of Catholics for Obama.

Nebraska Catholics dedicated to cause of religious freedom

Oct 28, 2012 / 17:00 pm

A group of Nebraska Catholics has created and donated banners for 147 Catholic churches that bear messages about defending religious liberty, the unborn, and marriage between a man and a woman.

Catholics United urges 'gay marriage' surrender

Oct 26, 2012 / 14:12 pm

The group Catholics United, which until now has avoided directly contradicting Catholic teaching in its defense of Democratic political causes, has now denounced Catholic efforts to defend traditional marriage as a “far right-wing” social issue.

Catholic chapel to open near Okla. abortion clinic

Oct 26, 2012 / 02:58 am

Catholic pro-life advocates in Oklahoma plan to open a perpetual adoration chapel and counseling offices next to an abortion clinic in hopes of serving women in need and ending abortion through prayer.

News outlets seek unsealing of Legion of Christ docs in lawsuit

Oct 24, 2012 / 17:22 pm

Four news organizations are seeking the release of sealed court documents from a lawsuit contesting the will of a Rhode Island woman who gave $60 million to the Legion of Christ.

Ill. Catholic Charities seek new path without foster care, adoption

Oct 20, 2012 / 16:23 pm

The Catholic Charities agencies of Illinois are trying to meet society’s needs “in a different way” in their first year without the state contracts that supported their adoption and foster care services.

G.K. Chesterton a model for evangelism, author says

Oct 20, 2012 / 06:57 am

The author of a new book on G.K. Chesterton says the 20th-century author and Catholic convert is a model for joyful evangelization who can help unify the fractured modern worldview.

Pope sending Cardinal Dolan on peace mission to Syria

Oct 17, 2012 / 15:41 pm

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York will be part of a papal delegation to Syria that will voice “fraternal solidarity” with the Syrian people and encourage peace amid the country’s violent conflict.

Play tells story of death row inmate's Marian visions

Oct 16, 2012 / 03:12 am

The story of a Mississippi death row inmate who admitted his guilt and converted to the Catholic faith after seeing apparitions of the Virgin Mary has come to the stage in a play that premiered in California last month.

Catholic dioceses create phone apps for Year of Faith

Oct 15, 2012 / 12:45 pm

The beginning of the Catholic Church’s Year of Faith comes at a time when several dioceses have released smart phone apps to inform Catholics and help them live out their faith.

Cardinal Dolan sees hope and promise for US evangelism

Oct 12, 2012 / 03:00 am

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York addressed the Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelization at the Vatican on Oct. 11, speaking about how positive and negative aspects of life in the U.S. affect the prospects of the Catholic Church flourishing.

Baltimore archbishop rallies religious leaders in support of marriage

Oct 6, 2012 / 06:01 am

Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore last week told a large gathering of Maryland religious leaders opposed to Question 6 that it is urgent to organize voters opposed to the ballot measure, which would recognize “gay marriage” in the state.