Tuesday, November 19, 20130120On Nov. 13, history came alive for the sixth and seventh grade students of James L. Collins Catholic School, as they walked through Dealey Plaza and toured the Sixth Floor Museum in downtown Dallas.
Tuesday, November 19, 20130217As they walked through the Sixth Floor Museum on Nov. 13, history students from Bishop Lynch High School got their first tangible glimpse of what happened on Nov. 22, 1963, a day remembered as a painful part of Dallas’ history.
Thursday, November 14, 20130375For only a limited amount of time, visitors to Dallas Love Field's Frontiers of Flight Museum can view a model of Air Force One, as it was on November 22, 1963. The plane is part of the museum's commemoration of the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination. It will be on display through November 24, 2013.
Sunday, November 10, 20130220Like many Mexican-Americans of her time, Leanor Villareal remembers well the hope that President John F. Kennedy brought to those like her. As Dallas prepared for the president’s visit on Nov. 22, 1963, many Mexican-Americans were primed to pay homage to one they believed would deliver them from hopelessness.
Saturday, October 26, 2013052
By Cathy Harasta
The Texas Catholic
Bishop Kevin J. Farrell recently sat down with Texas Catholic reporter Cathy Harasta for a Q&A, offering his reflections on President John F. Kennedy, the first Catholic U.S. president, and what he meant to Ireland, the bishop’s homeland, and to the world.
What impression did JFK and...
Friday, October 25, 20130278Growing up under the yoke of Soviet-controlled Hungary, Cistercian monks at Our Lady of Dallas said their experience taught them harsh lessons about the fruits of communism and the political realities that made a Western confrontation with it difficult for President John F. Kennedy and the United States.
Friday, October 25, 20130120A young First Family, captivating and chipper, reinvented life in the White House during John F. Kennedy’s 34-month presidency in the early 1960s. The Rose Garden flourished with First Lady Jackie, striking in Oleg Cassini designs, endearing children named Caroline and John-John, and even a pet pony, Macaroni—a gift from Vice...
Friday, October 25, 20130296In November 1963, the Catholic community in Dallas was very different from what it is today. We were bigger, but we were also smaller; bigger in the size of the diocese, which was then known as the Diocese of Dallas-Fort Worth, but smaller in the number of Catholics. In 1963 there were 60 counties in the diocese with a Catholic...
Wednesday, October 23, 2013066As the country prepares to observe the life of President John F. Kennedy, marking the 50th anniversary of his death in Dallas, many people are recalling what he brought to a nation and the world at a critical time in history.