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

Islamist rebels kill nun, six others at Catholic hospital in DR Congo

Oct 21, 2022 / 17:00 pm

A Catholic nun serving in the Democratic Republic of the Congo was among the seven people killed Wednesday evening when gunmen aligned with the Islamic State attacked a Catholic mission hospital in a raid.

Another Pontifical Academy for Life member criticizes overturning Roe v. Wade

Oct 21, 2022 / 13:00 pm

Bioethicist Roberto Dell’Oro argues that the Dobbs decision violates women’s “autonomy.”

What two future popes saw at the Second Vatican Council

Oct 18, 2022 / 09:00 am

Sixty years ago this month, Vatican II brought together bishops, Catholic leaders, and even non-Catholic observers to reflect on the role of the Church in the modern world.

Denouncing clergy sex abuse, Santa Fe Archdiocese files $121 million settlement plan

Oct 13, 2022 / 17:04 pm

Lamenting the damage that abusive Catholic clergy have caused to sexual abuse victims, the Archdiocese of Santa Fe submitted its reorganization plan to a bankruptcy judge.

Quebec medical group advocates euthanasia for severely ill infants

Oct 12, 2022 / 17:13 pm

Pro-life groups and disability advocates are aghast after a prominent medical body told parliament that severely ill or malformed infants should have access to euthanasia.

YouTube adds abortion info to Catholic, pro-life videos

Oct 11, 2022 / 16:00 pm

The move means many YouTube videos about Pope Francis, Catholic teaching on abortion, and alternatives to abortion now include links to abortion information that video creators or video subjects might reject.

EWTN Poll: U.S. Catholics have strong belief in angels, but Eucharistic devotion lags

Oct 8, 2022 / 14:05 pm

A new survey of Catholic voters points to apparent inconsistencies in their approach to Catholic doctrine.

California voters must reject ‘no limit’ Proposition 1 abortion amendment, critics say

Oct 6, 2022 / 17:02 pm

Unlimited abortion would become a fundamental right, as would abortion on viable unborn children, if voters pass the proposed California ballot measure Proposition 1.

With Roe gone, Ohio’s first March for Life emphasizes support for pregnant women

Oct 6, 2022 / 12:05 pm

Pro-life advocates held the first Ohio March for Life in Columbus on Wednesday to celebrate the end of the Roe v. Wade decision and to rally support for pro-life laws and pregnant women in need.

Philly synod artwork misrepresented our views, Catholic students say

Oct 5, 2022 / 12:00 pm

Artwork based on a listening session for Philadelphia-area Catholic university students drew global comment and criticism after it was shared on Vatican social media. Organizers are now taking seriously some students’ objections that the art mislabels their images and misrepresents their professed Catholic faith.

Seeking to build on papal visit, Canada’s bishops stress indigenous reconciliation

Sep 30, 2022 / 19:00 pm

Indigenous issues were at the forefront when about 90 Catholic bishops met in Cornwall, Ontario for the Canadian bishops’ 2022 plenary assembly.

What’s behind the ‘woman priest’ Facebook post from the Synod of Bishops?

Sep 27, 2022 / 18:00 pm

A social media stir has greeted the image of a “woman priest” posted to the Synod of Bishops’ Facebook page.

Cardinal Arinze explains why Belgian bishops can’t bless same-sex couples

Sep 26, 2022 / 16:00 pm

The Belgian bishops’ introduction of blessing ceremonies for same-sex couples has drawn rebuke from the former head of the Vatican’s liturgy office. 

Pro-life Catholic clinic in Denver area vandalized, suspect quickly arrested

Sep 25, 2022 / 22:50 pm

Bella Health + Wellness, located in Englewood, Colorado, provides OB-GYN care, family medicine, and pediatrics.

Catholics with mental health struggles aren’t alone, Phoenix bishop says

Sep 24, 2022 / 09:00 am

Catholics who struggle with mental illness, and their loved ones who want to help them, will soon find more formal support in the Phoenix Diocese.

‘Unconscionable’: California Gov. Newsom cites Jesus on billboards promoting abortion

Sep 23, 2022 / 18:56 pm

Why the strong reaction? The abortion-selling ads include a passage from Scripture.

President Biden fundraiser remarks muddle Catholic teaching on abortion

Sep 22, 2022 / 20:22 pm

The president appeared to suggest — erroneously — that the Catholic Church makes exceptions for rape and incest in its condemnation of abortion as a grave evil.

Methodist-linked university’s Christian conduct code under fire from LGBT advocates

Sep 22, 2022 / 14:30 pm

Do church-affiliated universities and Christian moral codes have a place in higher ed? Critics of Seattle Pacific University, it seems, think the answer is no.

The shortest papacies of all time? Pope John Paul I barely makes the list

Sep 18, 2022 / 14:00 pm

Blessed John Paul I did not serve as Roman Pontiff for long, but 10 other popes had shorter pontificates than he did.

Archbishop Paul Gallagher to represent Pope Francis at Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral

Sep 16, 2022 / 17:00 pm

Pope Francis’ representative at the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II will be veteran Vatican diplomat Archbishop Paul Gallagher, the Holy See press office director said on Friday.