What Lessons Did JFK Teach Catholic Politicians?

Townhall.com Staff
Posted: Nov 22, 2013 10:15 AM
On September 12, 1960, John F. Kennedy delivered an historic speech to a group of Protestant clergy in Houston -- the Greater Houston Ministerial Association -- an address that continues, to this day, to be the subject of much discussion among Catholics. The nagging questions are whether JFK’s speech was simply a rhetorical attempt to shake off the intense Protestant bias against him at the time, whether it served as a demonstration to Catholic politicians of how to leave your faith behind in public office while still calling yourself a “Catholic,” or whether he taught that there really is no difference between what is “right” to do as an American and what is “right” as a Catholic.