Monday, 22 November 2010

1963 - The Catholic dream ends and America's nightmare begins

22nd November 1963 and the whole world is thrust into shock at the news of the assassination of President John Kennedy on a Dallas boulevard. Most people old enough, will recall where they were and what they were doing when they heard the news that was to stun the world.

A horror made all the worse by being able to see it unfold in slow motion....

Of course, it is fashionable to name call JFK these days; we hear the woman chaser accusations ad nauseum but, at the time these facts or fictions were not aired and we saw Kennedy as a clean cut Catholic male who had the capacity to bring change into the lives of many thousands. He and his brother, Robert, took on the unions and the racists and the mafia to such a degree that the hold these groups held on the USA was broken for ever.
In this month of the Holy Souls we can remember the tragic Kennedy clan in our prayers:

"Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen"

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