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

What to know about contraceptives, breast cancer risk, and ‘informed choice’

Mar 23, 2023 / 13:48 pm

Some forms of contraceptive use have “a significant increase in risk of breast cancer,” a new study says.

Notre Dame ‘abortion doula’ talk was unworthy of Catholic university, local bishop laments

Mar 22, 2023 / 08:06 am

Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades of Fort Wayne-South Bend said the event provided an abortion facilitator “a platform for unanswered pro-abortion activism.”

Oakland Diocese considers filing for bankruptcy with 330 abuse lawsuits pending

Mar 21, 2023 / 08:56 am

The bishop told the faithful he is giving “strong consideration” to filing for bankruptcy in order to respond to hundreds of lawsuits.

UK bishops say law criminalizing prayer outside of abortion clinics is discriminatory

Mar 16, 2023 / 12:52 pm

Catholic bishops in the United Kingdom said a new law criminalizing prayer and outreach outside abortion clinics discriminates against people of faith.

Facing hundreds of sex abuse lawsuits, Albany Diocese to declare bankruptcy

Mar 16, 2023 / 09:47 am

The diocese has been named in more than 400 lawsuits filed from August 2019 to August 2021 under the Child Victims Act of 2019.

Texas man sues ex-wife’s friends for facilitating unborn child’s abortion

Mar 15, 2023 / 08:25 am

The wife’s friends allegedly conspired with her “to murder her unborn child with illegally obtained abortion pills.”

Citing abuse lawsuits, California’s smallest diocese files for bankruptcy

Mar 14, 2023 / 09:47 am

The Catholic Diocese of Santa Rosa in northern California said on Monday that it will file for bankruptcy due to a spike in child sexual abuse lawsuits.

In Poland, lawmakers condemn disputed report about John Paul II abuse cover-up

Mar 10, 2023 / 16:00 pm

Referring to the report’s use of material taken from communist secret police files, the resolution said it was “an attempt to discredit John Paul II using material that even the communists did not dare use.”

Seal of Confession under attack? Delaware, Vermont bills draw Catholic criticism

Mar 9, 2023 / 09:30 am

The proposed requirement would be practically “nearly impossible to meet” for Catholic clergy, the Diocese of Wilmington has said.

UK Parliament makes it illegal to pray near abortion facilities

Mar 7, 2023 / 16:30 pm

Britain’s House of Commons approved legislation Tuesday to create “buffer zones” around abortion facilities that would prohibit silent prayer.

California bishops to visit death row inmates at San Quentin

Mar 7, 2023 / 08:40 am

A group of Catholic bishops will visit San Quentin Prison’s death row inmates on Tuesday.

‘Abortion doula’ at Notre Dame speaker series adds to Catholic concern

Mar 4, 2023 / 11:43 am

Critics say the series conflicts with university policy requiring the presentation of Catholic teaching at such events.

Decline in vocations to the priesthood is worse where priests serve larger flocks, report says

Mar 3, 2023 / 13:25 pm

The study found that there are fewer new vocations in large dioceses where priests do not have a chance to get to know their parishioners.

Michigan priest sentenced to prison for sexual abuse of second-grader

Mar 2, 2023 / 16:30 pm

A priest of the Archdiocese of Detroit has been sentenced for the rape of an elementary student at the Catholic school attached to the parish he served as pastor.

Pro-life OB-GYNs are banned from hosting exhibit booth at medical conference

Mar 1, 2023 / 13:47 pm

Leaders of the pro-life doctors’ group arrived at the conference in Maryland only to be told that their exhibit booth had been canceled.

San Diego Diocese denies charges that it hid assets to avoid paying child sexual abuse claims

Feb 27, 2023 / 12:45 pm

The Diocese of San Diego has rejected a lawsuit’s allegations that it restructured diocesan properties to hide assets from sexual abuse victims.

Catholics, are you going to confession? Watch for these changes

Feb 23, 2023 / 16:00 pm

The “essential words” of the priest’s absolution formula have not been changed, but there are “two minor modifications to the preliminary part of the prayer.”

It could soon be a crime to gather outside of abortion facilities in Scotland, even for prayer

Feb 23, 2023 / 09:40 am

“We’re there to pray and offer help if somebody wants the help, if they come up to us,” Robert Colquhoun of 40 Days for Life told Sky News.

As Catholics welcome Nicaraguan exiles, leading U.S. bishop calls for restoration of human rights

Feb 21, 2023 / 16:30 pm

Catholic organizations in the U.S. have quickly mobilized to welcome political exiles from Nicaragua, but more must be done, Archbishop Timothy Broglio says.

Catholic leaders open new church in UAE’s interfaith Abrahamic Family House

Feb 21, 2023 / 09:35 am

A synagogue, church, and mosque sit opposite a secular visitor pavilion in an interfaith complex meant to encourage goodwill and understanding.