Bishop speaks at 118th Lincoln Day Banquet

NORWALK—The Norwalk Catholic Club held its One Hundred and Eighteenth annual Lincoln Day Banquet on February 12, 2015 at the Continental Manor in Norwalk. The guest speakers were the Most Rev. Frank J. Caggiano, Bishop of Bridgeport, and renowned author and Abraham Lincoln scholar Mr. Harold Holzer.

The event was attended by approximately 300 men including members of the Norwalk Catholic Club and their invited guests. “Bishop Caggiano spoke about the Holy Father and his desire that we who love the Church must also be men of community, and that that we are to live our life with Truth, Commitment and Courage,” said Daniel O’Connor of Norwalk, Dinner Chairman.

Harold Holzer spoke about his most recent book “Lincoln and the Power of the Press: the War for Public Opinion.” He talked about the President using the press to speak to the people and shaping the national debate. He also addressed the very human side of Abraham Lincoln.

Shown in the attached photo (l to r) are Rev. Michael A. Boccaccio (St. Philip); Rev. Msgr. William J. Scheyd (St. Aloysius); James D. Newman, club 1st Vice President; Harold Holzer, Sr. V.P., Metropolitan Museum of Art and banquet guest speaker; Most Rev. Frank J. Caggiano, Diocese Bishop, guest speaker; Peter M. Nolin, Esq., Toastmaster; Daniel F. O’Conner, Dinner Chairman; and Glen W. LeBlanc, Norwalk Catholic Club President.

Photographer: Richard Bonenfant