The Catholic Transcript | 2010 Connecticut Catholic Men's Conference
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More than 800 men gathered at the Toyota Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford on Oct. 23 for the third annual Connecticut Catholic Men's Conference. The all-day event featured a roster of motivational speakers, music, exhibits and fraternization. In his homily at the vigil Mass that ended the conference, Archbishop Henry J. Mansell told the men to be on guard against government policies that undermine Catholic teaching. “Compassion is missing in much of government,” he said. (Photos by Jack Sheedy)
Archbishop Henry J. Mansell accepts the gifts during the vigil Mass at the Connecticut Catholic Men's Conference.Men gather in the lobby of the Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford moments before the Connecticut Catholic Men’s Conference gets under way Oct. 23.Doug Barry, founder and director of the Catholic apostolate Radix, delivered a macho address to the men, telling them to take charge of their families’ spirituality and show the way by example.Brian Hartley, left, and Matt Bureau, right, members of the Catholic rock group eXaudio, perform at the Connecticut Catholic Men’s Conference Oct. 23.A man ascends the stairs where priests are hearing confessions during the Connecticut Catholic Men’s Conference in Wallingford Oct. 23.Michael Cumbie, who last year told the conference about his conversion to Catholicism in 2001 after being a Southern Baptist minister for 23 years, talks to a conference attendee in the display area.Matt Bureau, right, and Brian Hartley, members of the Catholic rock group eXaudio, riff at the Connecticut Catholic Men’s Conference Oct. 23 at the Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford.Motivational speaker Matt Cumbie, former southern Baptist minister, gives his presentation.During a break, men gather in the lobby of the Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford to purchase books, CDs and other religious items.Archbishop Henry J. Mansell of Hartford preaches the homily of the vigil Mass that closed the day.

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