Religion: Catholic View of J.F.K.

Has John Fitzgerald Kennedy lived up to the hopes of fellow Catholics during his first year as President? A heavily hedged yes is the answer of the weighty Jesuit magazine America (circ. 53,573). President Kennedy has conducted himself, wrote Father Thurston Davis, S.J., America's editor in chief, "more or less as almost any Catholic President might have been expected to conduct himself in a land largely dominated by a strong residual Protestant tradition."

Graham Is Golden. U.S. Catholics.

Father Davis said, asked of Kennedy only that he work hard at the presidency—"and he has certainly not disappointed anyone in this respect." They knew...

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