Joan Frawley Desmond, is the Register’s senior editor. She is an award-winning journalist widely published in Catholic, ecumenical and secular media. A graduate of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies of Marriage and Family, she lives with her family in California..
StoryCorps offers this brief account of President John Kennedy receiving his last rites after he was shot on November 22, 1963. The scene at the hospital emergency room is recounted by Glenda Rike, the wife of Aubrey Rike, an ambulance driver who was there when the president was brought in.