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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

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Dallas Bishop Kevin J. Farrell delivers the invocation Nov. 22 during the “The 50th: Honoring the Memory of President John F. Kennedy” ceremony at Dealey Plaza in Dallas. Behind is the U.S. Naval Academy Glee Club. Seated to the bishop's left are historian David McCullough and Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings. (JENNA TETER/The Texas Catholic)
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
President John F. Kennedy (May 29, 1917 - November 22, 1963)
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
Robert Lemons, now a parishioner at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church in Oak Cliff, holds portraits of President John F. Kennedy and himself when he was a medic in the U.S. Army. Lemons was assigned to the White House following Kennedy’s assassination.
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
Susie Andrews poses in front of the World Trade Center in Dallas. On Nov. 22, 1963, Andrews was standing outside the Trade Mart building, now located behind the World Trade Center, to watch President John F. Kennedy’s motorcade.
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
Father Tim Gollob was 29  in 1963 when he and a group of Bishop Dunne Catholic School students stood on the same roof atop the Adolphus Hotel on Main Street and waved to President John F. Kennedy minutes before he was assassinated.
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 poses near the spot where she joined classmates from Bishop Dunne Catholic School on Nov. 22, 1963, in traveling to downtown Dallas to watch President John F. Kennedy’s motorcade.
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 who watched President John F. Kennedy’s motorcade on Nov. 22, 1963, poses near the area where she was standing on that day in Dallas.
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 stands near the corner she and classmates of Holy Trinity Catholic School stood to watch the motorcade pass by on the fateful day that President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963.
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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