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President John F. Kennedy, Mrs. Kennedy, daughter Caroline and son John John arriving for mass at St.  Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church in Middleburg, Virginia, on Nov. 10, 1963.

On assassination anniversary, Catholics reflect on JFK’s faith and life

Nov 22, 2023

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

JFK’s legacy is a cautionary tale for politicians who profess to be Christians yet often reject practicing the faith in... Read more

Crowds exit Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Washington, D.C., after the June 14, 2023, "Pride Mass" with "Progress Pride" flags visible in the back of the church.

‘Pride Mass’ takes place in Washington, D.C., despite calls for cardinal to intervene

Jun 15, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

During the Mass, prayers were offered in solidarity with LGBTQ+ individuals and the LGBTQ+ community while protesters prayed outside. Read more

John F. Kennedy (Public domain). Al Smith.

When American Catholic politics split the Church

Oct 13, 2016

By Kevin J. Jones

For history professor Christopher Shannon, Catholics in American politics have a long history, yet this legacy is overshadowed by a... Read more

President John F Kennedy.

Catholics remember sorrow of JFK assassination

Nov 22, 2013

By Kevin J. Jones

The 50th anniversary of U.S. President John F. Kennedy’s assassination has prompted many Catholics to remember the first Catholic president’s... Read more