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

Federal judge dismisses abuse lawsuit against Vatican

Aug 21, 2012 / 15:08 pm

A federal judge dismissed a sex abuse lawsuit against the Holy See on grounds that the Vatican was not an employer of the accused ex-priest and cannot be held financially liable for the abuse.

After nephew's death, Paul Brilliant walks 300 miles for life

Aug 18, 2012 / 05:59 am

The uncle who took the place of his nephew Andrew Kentigern Moore, a pro-life advocate who was killed on a cross-country outreach walk, remembers him as a “gentle soul” who was motivated to work against abortion from an early age.

Lay missionaries to the poor open new Denver headquarters

Aug 17, 2012 / 03:03 am

Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver blessed and inaugurated the new Denver headquarters for Christ in the City, a missionary organization for college-aged young people who serve the poor and homeless.

Catholic-run business asks Obama to respect its faith

Aug 15, 2012 / 04:18 am

A spokesman for a Catholic family-owned business in Colorado is asking President Obama to respect his family’s faith after the president reaffirmed his support for the controversial contraception mandate during a recent campaign swing through the state.

Pro-life walk across America finishes with rally in DC

Aug 13, 2012 / 23:20 pm

Over 40 young people who walked across the U.S. for pro-life service, advocacy and witness held a rally at the U.S. Capitol on Saturday to mark the end of the 18th annual cross-country trek run by the group Crossroads.

Peoria diocese challenges 'intrusive' HHS mandate exemption process

Aug 10, 2012 / 14:59 pm

The Catholic Diocese of Peoria, Ill. on Thursday filed a lawsuit against the HHS mandate, charging that it requires an “intrusive government investigation” to determine whether the diocese is exempt from the controversial federal rule.

Obama reaffirms support for HHS mandate, downplays controversy

Aug 9, 2012 / 03:00 am

President Barack Obama reaffirmed his support for mandatory contraception coverage in a Wednesday campaign stop in Denver, drawing criticism from a lawyer representing a Colorado company fighting the mandate on religious freedom grounds.

Villa director reveals rich history behind Pope's summer home

Aug 8, 2012 / 01:05 am

Saverio Petrillo, director of the Pontifical Villas at Castel Gandolfo, knows that the villas and farm at Pope Benedict's summer residence have been centuries in the making.

Church postpones talk by Minn. official who rewrote marriage amendment

Aug 3, 2012 / 00:03 am

A Catholic church in Minneapolis has postponed a talk by Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, who is facing criticism for rewriting the title of the state marriage amendment in a way that could undermine its success.

LA to host massive Our Lady of Guadalupe celebration

Jul 31, 2012 / 14:15 pm

Over 100,000 Catholics will gather at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Aug. 5 to celebrate and honor Our Lady of Guadalupe in a city where the image of the Virgin is everywhere.

Catholic group seeks second injunction against contraception mandate

Jul 27, 2012 / 19:02 pm

Lawyers representing a Catholic businessmen’s group are seeking a separate injunction against the HHS mandate in federal court on Wednesday, days before the controversial rule takes effect Aug. 1.

Colo. company secures injunction against HHS mandate

Jul 27, 2012 / 14:23 pm

In the first legal ruling against the controversial HHS mandate, a federal judge has granted a temporary injunction protecting a Catholic-run business.

Local priest reacts to ‘terrible’ theater shootings

Jul 20, 2012 / 13:08 pm

Aurora priest Father Mauricio Bermudez said the murderous movie theater shootings have had a “devastating” effect on the community.

Google faces criticism over global push for gay advocacy

Jul 19, 2012 / 01:04 am

Google's push for the legal recognition of same-sex relationships in countries like Poland has drawn the ire of critics, who suggest the company should address basic human rights violations elsewhere.

Catholics United launches pro-life attack on Romney

Jul 18, 2012 / 01:23 am

A Democrat-leaning Catholic group that has supported pro-abortion rights politicians is attacking former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney over controversial reports claiming he had stock ownership in a medical waste disposal firm that discards aborted unborn children.

Mother's book shows faith's reaction to grief

Jul 14, 2012 / 06:04 am

Author Dawn Marie Roeder’s two-year-old son died under tragic circumstances, but she credits her Catholic faith for helping her survive, grieve and forgive.  

Family planning summit neglects women's real needs

Jul 12, 2012 / 10:52 am

A critic of the London Family Planning Summit says that the international gathering does not address the true needs of pregnant women in developing countries, lacks safeguards against coercive campaigns, and includes some countries and organizations that want to promote abortion access.

Thousands flock to Kansas religious freedom rally

Jul 2, 2012 / 16:06 pm

Several thousand people rallied outside the Kansas Statehouse on June 29, where Catholic bishops, Gov. Sam Brownback and others addressed threats to religious freedom posed by the federal contraception mandate.

Archbishop Fulton Sheen beatification could come 'very quickly'

Jun 30, 2012 / 06:09 am

A priest connected with the cause of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen has said the “historic speed” with which he was declared "venerable" could be the sign of a rapid beatification and canonization process for the famous U.S. television evangelist.

Catholic Charities mobilizes against growing Colorado fires

Jun 27, 2012 / 16:08 pm

Both evacuees and residents of the Colorado Springs area are in “utter shock and disbelief” at the major fire threatening the outskirts of the city, a local Catholic Charities official says.