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Yes, John F. Kennedy was the only Catholic. At that time, Kennedy was a controversial candidate because he was a Roman Catholic. Religious prejudice, or dislike of a person …based solely upon his or her religion, probably cost him over a million votes in Illinois alone. Kennedy responded to the issue of religion in his "Houston speech" on September 11, 1960. He believed in the absolute separation of church and state (the belief that one body-church or government-would have no influence over the other). To him, this meant that no priest could tell a president what to do and no Protestant clergyman could tell his parishioners how to vote. In other words, Kennedy's religion would not affect the decisions he made as president. .
There was an initial worry by some people that having Kennedy in the White House would give the Pope and the Catholic Church carte blanche in directing Kennedy's decisionmakin…g in governing the nation. However, then-Presidential candidate Kennedy repeatedly made his opinion on the subject very clear in various national interviews throughout the 1960 Presidential campaign. His interview on the subject on Face the Nation on October 30, 1960, was perhaps the most publicly promulgated. During a press conference on Sep 12, 1960 in Houston, TX, then-candidate Kennedy made the following statement: "I believe in an America that is officially neither Catholic, Protestant, nor Jewish--where no public official either requests or accepts instructions on public policy from the Pope, the National Council of Churches or any other ecclesiastical source--where no religious body seeks to impose its will directly or indirectly upon the general populace or the public acts of its officials--and where religious liberty is so indivisible that an act against one church is treated as an act against all." There is also a series of additional quotes regarding President Kennedy's stance on the issue here: http://www.adherents.com/people/pk/John_F_Kennedy.html. The fears of U.S. voters with regard to Kennedy's faith, while understandable, were unfounded in any case, as they were based on obsolete and antiquated notions of the Catholic Church's relationships with nations that proclaimed themselves to be "Catholic" by virtue of their constitutions. The Church had lost power with the secular political consolidation of the last of the Vatican city states which became the nation of Italy by end of the 19th century. By 1960, the Church had long been out of the business of politically governing any nation but Vatican City in Rome. By the beginning of the 20th century, the Church changed how it sought to influence people and nations no longer using political methods, but chiefly through appeal to reason and intellect.
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You will not find the term Roman Catholic in any Church and or very rarely on any official documents stating " Roman Catholic " in the Church. According to the New Oxford Dict…ionary the term originated in the 1500's by then English Protestant's in order to define themselves as Catholics equal to Catholics of Latin Rites, at that time the term " Roman Catholic " was viewed with disfavor and disparaging. . Catholic answer Actually, it's not, except by some people out of ignorance, or Anglicans who believe that they are Catholics. Roman is an epithet first commonly used in England after the protestant revolt to describe the Catholic Church. It is never used by the Catholic Church. It is called the Catholic church because it is universal, that is the meaning of the word "catholic". It is called the Roman church because the Holy Father, as the representative of Jesus on earth, starting with Peter the Apostle, has always been in Rome. For some years in the fourteen century the Pope lived in France (or at least a claimant), but the center of the church was still considered Rome.
During his time in office, John Kennedy and his family regularly attended mass at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington, DC.
he sends civil rights movements.after he died they made a law
John F. Kennedy was the first roman catholic president of the U.S.
JFK was married at St. Mary's in Newport, RI.
The Catholic Church's articles of dogma and faith, and its Canon law on dogmatic approval, say a lot about official heresies about Christology and Mariology, they also gen…erally disavow eschatology. What this means is that the Catholic church has VERY LITTLE to say about the historical Jesus as a matter of what Christians have to believe; they must believe the supernatural and salvational claims of Jesus Christ and the Pope; they need not believe anything in particular about ancient Palestine or the Universe as a whole. For this reason, John Dominic Crossan is neither endorsed nor condemned by the Catholic Church; he still considers himself a Catholic in good standing and holds to the Apostolic creed and Catholic dogma as a matter of supernatural faith, but this does not entail a physical resurrection of Jesus Christ or belief that he did miraculous acts in the past. Many Catholics, including Jesuits, Bishops, etc. hold views on the historical and supernatural Jesus that contradict, often strongly, the views of John Dominic Crossan and some of the scholars on whom he relies. This includes the current Pope, who wrote a book on the historical Jesus with a radically different methodology than Crossan. However, as the Pope is infallible only on matters of faith and morals, and not science or history (and even then only when speaking intentionally Ex Cathedra) it is not considered heretical or against Canon law to contradict the historical beliefs of the Pope. John Dominic Crossan is a man who left the priesthood to marry. His studies and conclusions are wildly at odds with what the Catholic Church has always believed and taught. To be "accepted by the Roman Catholic Church" writings must normally have both an Imprimatur and a Nihil Obstat. I am quite sure that none of Mr. Crossan's writings have either, so the answer to your question would be in the negative.
He was a Roman Catholic.
John Locke argued for toleration for all EXCEPT atheists and Roman Catholics (he was an Englishman and thus referred to the Catholic Church as "Roman"); the former as they wer…e not bound by vows to a higher authority and the latter because they were bound to a foreign prince.
By their very nature ballots are secret and a matter of privacy. Not ever one that votes is willing to admit for whom they voted. It is therefore not possible to say with an…y certainty what the percentage was.
He was baptized as a Catholic, raised as a Catholic, and lived hisentire life until he died as a Catholic.
The motto of John F Kennedy Catholic School is 'peace on Earth'.
John F Kennedy Catholic School's motto is 'Pacem in terris'.
John F Kennedy Catholic School was created in 1967.
American Protestants were concerned that Kennedy might take direction from the Pope.