JRB and JFK: Catholic candidates in 2020 and 1960

John F. Kennedy’s game-changing election 60 years ago differs starkly from Joe Biden’s campaign this year, but the first Catholic president paved the way for the likely next. Biden’s effort to make his faith a selling point to a wounded nation sharply contrasted with John F. Kennedy’s landmark 1960 campaign for president that downplayed the decorated World War II veteran’s Catholicism.