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

Successful Dublin pro-life rally draws thousands

Jul 7, 2011 / 04:22 am

Thousands of people attended a large pro-life rally in Dublin to oppose attempts to force abortion on Ireland by changing its laws.

Pope's first tweet brings Vatican 50,000 Twitter followers

Jul 2, 2011 / 15:32 pm

Pope Benedict XVI’s first tweet has catapulted the Vatican’s presence on Twitter to new heights.

State Department action on ‘LGBT rights’ could split Catholic countries

Jun 30, 2011 / 08:45 am

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has praised State Department action on “LGBT” rights which includes support for Gay Pride marches and a Lady Gaga concert in Rome. But two critics said U.S. advocacy is “far beyond the mainstream” and risks alienating the Church from social life in Catholic countries.

NY bishops say gay 'marriage' law could be used against churches

Jun 27, 2011 / 14:55 pm

The New York legislature’s passage of a gay “marriage” bill will undermine families and will enable efforts to sanction those who preach the true nature of marriage, the state’s Catholic bishops said June 24.

Rome to consider possible miracle of ‘Rosary Priest’

Jun 25, 2011 / 04:55 am

A possible miraculous cure attributed to Catholic media pioneer Fr. Patrick Peyton, C.S.C., could advance the beatification cause of the “Rosary Priest” known for his motto “The family that prays together, stays together.”

Deacons should preach less at Mass, Michigan bishop says

Jun 21, 2011 / 03:54 am

Permanent deacons should not preach at Mass often. Rather, they should preach at other services and serve the Church in the course of their daily witness to Christ, Bishop Alexander Sample of Marquette, Mich. has said in a new pastoral letter on the deacon’s role in the Catholic Church.

Catholic University of America plans return to single-sex dorms

Jun 14, 2011 / 03:55 am

Catholic University of America plans to return to single-sex dormitories to reduce binge drinking and the “culture of hooking up,” university president John Garvey has announced.

Labor board denial of Catholic university's exemption could endanger religious freedom

Jun 9, 2011 / 04:35 am

A labor board ruling has denied St. Xavier University’s religious exemption from federal organizing rules on the grounds that that the Catholic university is not sufficiently religious. Critics said the ruling, the second of its kind this year, may endanger the religious freedom of Catholic institutions.

Md. Episcopal parish to join Catholic Church through ordinariate

Jun 8, 2011 / 04:06 am

The small congregation of St. Luke’s Episcopal parish in Bladensburg, Maryland will join the Catholic Church through the Anglican ordinariate structure created by Pope Benedict XVI.

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.