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(VIDEO) JFK 50: An Enduring Legacy

November 22, 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. At the Texas Catholic, we pause to remember his life, legacy, and the hope he gave to millions of people in America and around the world. Read more


As wintry winds swept Dealey Plaza, thousands gathered on Nov. 22 at the scene of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s assassination to salute his legacy and spirit on the 50th anniversary of his death. Read more

The following is the invocation offered by Bishop Kevin J. Farrell on Nov. 22 during the “The 50th: Honoring the Memory of President John F. Kennedy” ceremony at Dealey Plaza. Read more

Over the course of the last three print edition, The Texas Catholic has published special sections commemorating the 50th anniversary of the President John F. Kennedy assassination. Above is a slideshow displaying many of the photographs (both old and new) used in those Texas Catholic editions to help to the story of JFK’s Legacy of Faith, Hope and Peace. Read more

I was stationed at Dewitt Army Hospital, Fort Belvoir, Va., in 1963. I was in the U.S. Army Medical Corp working as a Medic in the hospital and also assigned to the White House to work during any special events involving the White House. Read more

I was standing outside the Trade Mart building where the president was to speak at a luncheon. My mother was inside, having received a ticket from then-U.S. Attorney Barefoot Sanders. One of Sanders’ daughters, Janet, and I were with my father. We had gotten out of school at Preston Hollow Elementary to see JFK. I was 9 years old. Read more

Before 1960 I had only vaguely heard about a Massachusetts senator named John Fitzgerald Kennedy. However his was only one name among many politicians; but then something happened. It occurred while I was on a vacation trip to Mexico with two Oklahoma priests. We had stopped on the border for the night. The Democratic Convention had been struggling to nominate a candidate. Read more

Mary Kathleen O’Connor Treviño joined classmates from Bishop Dunne Catholic School on Nov. 22, 1963, in traveling to downtown Dallas to watch President John F. Kennedy’s motorcade. Read more

Mary Finnell, a former teacher, made her downtown and watched President John F. Kennedy’s motorcade on Nov. 22, 1963. Read more

Yolanda Garcia-Roncal stood near the corner of Lemmon and Oak Lawn along with classmates of Holy Trinity Catholic School to watch the motorcade pass by on the fateful day that President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963. Read more





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