November 1, 2013

Did the Kennedy assassination affect your life of faith?

Later this month, on Nov. 22, our nation will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

Many people can still recall, a half century later, where they were when they heard about the shooting in Dallas and how Kennedy’s death affected them.

Kennedy’s life had special meaning for many Catholics because he was the first Catholic to become president in U.S. history. (He’s still the only one.)

As the anniversary of the assassination approaches, The Criterion invites readers whose lives of faith were affected by Kennedy’s death to share their experiences.

They could include special Masses attended to honor the deceased president, experiencing Kennedy’s death as a student in Catholic schools or how the assassination moved people to prayer.

Please share them with reporter Sean Gallagher by e-mail at or by mail in care of The Criterion, 1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46202. Please include your parish and a daytime phone number where you can be reached. †

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