Panel: "A Catholic in the White House: The Biden Presidency in Historical Context"


Location: Online

Kennedy Hesburgh

Sixty years ago, in January 1961, Americans witnessed the inauguration of the first Catholic elected president of the United States, John F. Kennedy. As Joe Biden begins his term as the country’s second Catholic president, Cushwa Center director Kathleen Sprows Cummings will moderate a panel of historians suggesting ways of placing the present moment in broader context. Register to join us Tuesday, February 2, at 4:00 p.m. (EST) for this discussion with: 

Peter Cajka (University of Notre Dame)
Theresa Keeley (University of Louisville)
Stephen M. Koeth, C.S.C. (University of Notre Dame)
Cecilia Moore (University of Dayton)

This webinar is free and open to all, but registration is required. 

Register Here


Image: Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., presents the University of Notre Dame’s 1961 Laetare Medal to John F. Kennedy at the Oval Office. Father Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., vice president of the University, looks on.

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