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

England’s health service to stop prescribing puberty blockers for kids

Jun 12, 2023 / 13:45 pm

The NHS found that there is not enough evidence to support the “safety or clinical effectiveness” of puberty-blocking drugs for minors.

Critics warn of ‘radical gender ideology’ in latest Biden LGBT move

Jun 12, 2023 / 11:15 am

The White House in a June 8 fact sheet announced “new actions to protect LGBTQI+ communities.” 

Congress must act against online child exploitation, U.S. bishops say

Jun 8, 2023 / 08:50 am

“Online child exploitation threatens the safety and well-being of our young people and destroys families and communities,” the bishops said June 7.

Papal envoy to Ukraine meets with President Zelenskyy, concludes ‘intense’ visit

Jun 6, 2023 / 13:15 pm

Pope Francis’ envoy to Ukraine Cardinal Matteo Zuppi on Tuesday finished a “brief but intense” two-day visit to Kyiv.

Report: Twitter fails to block some child pornography  

Jun 5, 2023 / 16:00 pm

The social media website Twitter has apparently failed to block images of child sexual abuse, with researchers detecting illegal pornographic material.

Columbus Diocese to close 15 churches; bishop calls for stronger Catholic engagement

May 26, 2023 / 15:40 pm

As part of a parish reorganization and merger plan, Bishop Earl K. Fernandes spoke of new possibilities for growth.

Cordileone on Serra statue case: Prosecutor signaled attacks against Catholics go unpunished

May 26, 2023 / 13:15 pm

“It is clear to me that this course of action would not have been taken with anyone else,” Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco said Thursday.

Lawsuit alleges Boston’s Cardinal O’Malley failed to prevent abuse at Catholic high school

May 25, 2023 / 14:55 pm

Three former students at a Massachusetts Catholic high school have filed a lawsuit against Boston’s Cardinal Sean O’Malley and other Church leaders.

Nebraska bans abortion at 12 weeks and sex change surgery for minors

May 24, 2023 / 14:30 pm

Over 30 of Nebraska’s 49 senators joined the governor for the signing of the Let Them Grow Act, which bans abortion 12 weeks into pregnancy.

Illinois AG report says nearly 2,000 were victims of clergy sex abuse over 70-year span

May 23, 2023 / 15:27 pm

The report released May 23 covers allegations from 1950 through 2019 within Illinois’ six Catholic dioceses.

Survey: Fewer Americans confident about God’s existence, but many still pray

May 23, 2023 / 10:30 am

Only about half of Americans now say they are certain that God exists, but many Americans say they still pray several times a day.

Make nuclear disarmament a priority, Catholic bishops urge G7 Summit

May 19, 2023 / 16:30 pm

Four Catholic bishops from the U.S. and Japan called for G7 leaders who are meeting in Nagasaki to take action against nuclear weapons.

Vatican withdraws World Youth Day 2023 stamp after criticism in Portugal

May 19, 2023 / 16:00 pm

The stamp’s design drew negative comments because it “recalls a colonial past very distant from Pope Francis’ message of universal fraternity.”

Catholic bishops to FDA: Don’t make ‘minipill’ contraceptive over-the-counter

May 16, 2023 / 14:10 pm

Federal regulators should reject proposed over-the-counter use of the progestin-only “minipill” contraceptive, the U.S. bishops have said.

France’s Catholic clergy to carry ID cards proving they are in good standing

May 16, 2023 / 09:05 am

The French Bishops’ Conference announced the change as part of a large set of measures designed to “intensify the fight against sexual violence within the Church.”

Leading Catholics and rabbis agree: Help terminally ill, reject assisted suicide

May 15, 2023 / 07:30 am

The joint statement said the presentation reaffirmed “the dignity of every human being.”  

Chicago’s Bishop Joseph N. Perry to lead U.S. bishops’ anti-racism committee

May 12, 2023 / 12:25 pm

The Chicago-born bishop brings extensive experience to the role, including his chairmanship of the USCCB Committee on African-American Catholics.

UK birth of ‘three-parent baby’ came at a high moral cost, Catholic bioethicists warn

May 11, 2023 / 14:50 pm

“This is the destruction of two embryonic human individuals to create a third individual,” the Anscombe Bioethics Centre said.

Pope Francis revisits ‘very painful’ Jesuit abductions in 1970s Argentina

May 10, 2023 / 11:15 am

A question about Budapest-born Father Jálics came during the first Jesuit pope’s apostolic visit to Hungary.

Canada replaces crosses in new Royal Crown with maple leaves and snowflakes

May 9, 2023 / 08:00 am

The new redesign intended to emphasize the “Canadian identity of the monarchy” was recommended by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.