Daily Herald: JFK and Catholics
November 17, 2013 -- There are three items Joe Ruane of Arlington Heights still remembers hanging on the living room wall of his parents-in-law's Irish Catholic home. A crucifix. A photo of the Pope. And a picture of John F. Kennedy.
Such admiration for Kennedy was widespread among suburban Catholics in the 1960s. As the nation's first and only Roman Catholic president, Kennedy signified a new era for the religion, whose followers had faced discrimination in the country's past.
You can read the full story in the Daily Herald's edition from Sunday, November 17, 2013, or online at dailyherald.com.
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