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  • For candidates and voters, faith plays part in 2020 presidential election

    For candidates and voters, faith plays part in 2020 presidential election

    • Jun 1, 2019

    “Politics for some is the new religion,” said John Carr, director of Georgetown University’s Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life, which sponsored the May 22 discussion 530 days prior to the presidential election.

  • Kansas priest gives invocation at groundbreaking for Eisenhower Memorial

    Kansas priest gives invocation at groundbreaking for Eisenhower Memorial

    • Nov 5, 2017

    Although President Dwight D. Eisenhower was not a Catholic himself, a priest gave the invocation at the groundbreaking of his national memorial on the National Mall. A Catholic priest and military veteran, Father Leo Blasi of Hays, Kansas, also lived in Eisenhower’s hometown of Abilene, Kansas which many say would have satisfied the former president.

  • Historians assess the promise and paradox of JFK at his centenary

    Historians assess the promise and paradox of JFK at his centenary

    • Apr 30, 2017

    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.

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