US Catholicism and the Election – Commentary in Today’s NY Times – Ed O’Rourke September 25, 2020 admin Leave a comment In 1960, John Kennedy’s identity as a Catholic was a big deal, with good reason. Joe Biden is a Catholic and this is barely noticed. Times have changed in 60 years. This commentary is interesting. Sincerely, Ed Opinion | Biden Could Be Our Second Catholic President. Does It Matter? Opinion | Biden Could Be Our Second Catholic President. Does It Matter?With John F. Kennedy in 1960, Catholic America achieved a long-sought victory and lost something in return.