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

N. Carolina bishop calls for prayers and support after deadly tornadoes

Apr 21, 2011 / 04:02 am

Bishop Michael F. Burbidge of Raleigh has asked the faithful to pray this Holy Week for the victims and survivors of the deadly April 16 tornadoes which struck parts of his diocese.

Calif. parish pledges to rebuild after arsonist destroys church

Apr 20, 2011 / 04:02 am

Parishioners at St. John Vianney are determined to rebuild after an April 16 arson attack destroyed their Hacienda Heights, Calif. church.

National Geographic documentary examines relics of third-century saints

Apr 19, 2011 / 13:10 pm

Two skeletons attributed to two married martyrs from the third century could be authentic, say researchers taking part in a new National Geographic Society documentary.

Appeals court rejects lawsuit against National Day of Prayer

Apr 16, 2011 / 05:23 am

A federal court has rejected of a lawsuit that sought to remove President Barack Obama’s right to proclaim the National Day of Prayer.

Planned Parenthood funding ban fails in Senate

Apr 14, 2011 / 17:02 pm

A ban on federal funding for Planned Parenthood passed the U.S. House but failed in the Senate on April 14.

Report finds few allegations of sex abuse by Catholic clergy in 2010

Apr 11, 2011 / 17:38 pm

Only seven credible allegations of sexual abuse of minors in 2010 were made against Catholic priests in the U.S., a new report says. The seven accused priests make up a very small percentage of the 38,000 diocesan and religious clergy in the reporting dioceses and eparchies.

Be courageous Catholics, Archbishop Chaput urges Notre Dame students

Apr 9, 2011 / 05:10 am

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Denver encouraged a gathering of pro-life University of Notre Dame students to be courageous in fighting for their beliefs and to always remember what being Catholic really means.

Movie explores faith in Cristero War against forced secularism

Apr 8, 2011 / 04:16 am

The director of the upcoming movie “Cristiada” describes his film about the armed resistance against the attempt to secularize Mexico by force in the 1920s as an inspiring tale of faith and religious freedom.

Civil partnerships begin in Ireland, but 'gay marriage' still debated

Apr 6, 2011 / 00:52 am

Ireland has entered into new territory by recognizing civil partnerships for homosexuals, a move which has prompted more calls to recognize “gay marriage.” The Catholic bishops have said the partnerships undermine marriage and the family, while a gay political analyst has argued that Ireland should refuse to redefine marriage.

Archbishop Gomez talks basketball with LA Lakers

Apr 1, 2011 / 04:10 am

Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani and Archbishop Jose Gomez visited the Los Angeles Lakers’ practice session on March 30, meeting with the team and talking basketball with the players.

Bishop Sheridan calls on Congress to defund abortion providers

Mar 31, 2011 / 04:54 am

Congress should pass the Pence Amendment to defund organizations which offer abortion services, Bishop Michael J. Sheridan of Colorado Springs will say today.

Christians pray for defeat of Colorado civil unions bill

Mar 30, 2011 / 16:15 pm

Colorado Catholics and others in a coalition opposed to a civil unions bill will gather on the state capitol’s eastern steps on March 31 for a noontime prayer vigil.

Conference examines inspiring poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins

Mar 30, 2011 / 00:43 am

The deeply religious poetry of the Jesuit priest Gerard Manley Hopkins was the focus of a conference where participants praised the nineteenth-century poet’s craftsmanship and environmentalism, saying he and Bl. John Henry Newman were “revolutionaries in their time.”

Info missing from survey claiming Catholic support for gay ‘marriage’ (Updated)

Mar 26, 2011 / 05:19 am

A survey claiming majority U.S. Catholic support for same-sex “marriage” shows some differences with the “gold standard” of social surveys and did not report important information like the margin of error.

Archbishop of Indianapolis is ‘alert’ and recovering after mild stroke

Mar 23, 2011 / 03:50 am

Archbishop Daniel M. Beuchlein of Indianapolis suffered a mild stroke on March 18 and has been hospitalized.

Police response to firebomb attack on pro-life demonstrator criticized

Mar 22, 2011 / 04:51 am

The “tepid” and “rude” police response to a firebomb attack on a pro-life demonstrator outside a Kalispell, Montana abortion clinic merits disciplinary action, the head of a Catholic legal group said.

WikiLeaks cable: US government considered grants for Mexican pro-abortion groups

Mar 19, 2011 / 05:39 am

A leaked State Department cable shows the U.S. government has considered granting money to pro-abortion groups in Mexico. Critics warned that the grants would fund “radical” organizations seeking to change Mexican society and legalize abortion under the guise of combating violence against women.

As Ireland endures hard times, Catholics advised to look to St. Patrick

Mar 16, 2011 / 23:43 pm

Amid economic uncertainty and the continued response to the clergy abuse crisis, the bishops of Ireland have urged Catholics to remember St. Patrick’s plight.

Young cancer patient improves as parents ask for more prayers to Mother Teresa

Mar 15, 2011 / 03:36 am

Toddler cancer patient Joseph Wahlin is showing some positive signs following medical treatment and many prayers to Bl. Mother Teresa.

Toddler cancer patient’s vision inspires prayers to Mother Teresa for miracle

Mar 11, 2011 / 03:45 am

Family and friends of a two-year-old boy suffering from severe cancer are seeking a miracle through the intercession of Bl. Mother Teresa of Calcutta. They believe the child has seen an apparition of her and two angels.