- Jun 14, 2021
At the start of President-elect Joe Biden’s campaign Massimo Faggioli had no plans to write a book. But as time went on, he realized the intersection of Biden’s faith, politics and a divided American Catholic Church couldn’t be ignored.
Researchers at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum have found a cache of letters from Americans objecting to JFK’s embrace of cocktails at White House events.
Jean Kennedy Smith, who was the last surviving sibling of President John F. Kennedy and who as a U.S. ambassador played a key role in the peace process in Northern Ireland, has died, relatives said Thursday. She was 92.
As noted at their Supreme Convention in 1964 held in New Orleans, the Knights of Columbus saw John F. Kennedy as a “Knight who was never a traitor to his conscience, who never abandoned the principles in which he believed nor the people who believed in them.”
The Rev. Billy Graham, a fiery Baptist preacher who was easily the most famous evangelist of the 20th century and for decades one of the world figures most admired by Americans, died early Feb. 21 at his home in Montreat, according to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. He was 99.
“Today, the aim of the Escolania — as in the past — is the daily participation in the prayer of the sanctuary, singing in front of a very large audience of pilgrims who come from all over the world,” says the choir’s website.
Ahead of Pope Francis’s May 24 meeting with United States President Donald Trump, it’s worth looking back at previous times popes and presidents have met in person, and what was said about those encounters at the time.
Presidential historian, Patrick Maney, said Kennedy became the first “celebrity president,” being the son of a millionaire and being a World War II hero with his rescue of his Navy crewmen of the stricken PT 109, not to mention his quick ascendancy in Congress and his marriage to socialite Jacqueline Bouvier.