The Catholic Lawyers’ Guild of the Ardiocese of Boston, Inc. held its annual Red Mass on Sunday, October 30, 2022, at 9:30 AM at the Seaport Shrine of Our Lady of Good Voyage in Boston, with a brunch reception immediately following the Mass at the Seaport Boston Hotel Lighthouse Room, which is a few blocks from the church.
Jacqueline Tetrault of The Pilot covered the event and published an excellent article which can be found by clicking here: https://www.thebostonpilot.com/article.php?ID=193552
The Catholic Lawyers’ Guild of the Archdiocese of Boston annually presents the Honorable Joseph R. Nolan Award to a member of the legal profession who best exemplifies Justice Nolan’s devotion to the faith, excellence in the law, dedication to family, and unwavering compassion for all.
Due to the cancellation of the 2020 Red Mass brunch during to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Honorable Joseph R. Nolan Award will be presented posthumously to Attorney F. Beirne Lovely, Jr. Proud Marine, Vietnam war hero, stalwart attorney, community leader, advocate for the underprivileged, avid golfer, motivating coach, faithful Catholic, loyal friend, cherished Papa, beloved father, treasured father-in- law, adoring and adored husband–died at his home, surrounded by his family, on June 7, 2020. Even in the face of his sudden cancer diagnosis, Beirne displayed his trademark qualities of grit, fortitude, faith, humility, dignity, and, most of all, enduring love. Beirne leaves behind a widespread network of heartbroken friends, colleagues, fellow veterans, admirers, and family who, if they were lucky, were on the receiving end of his signature selflessness, unending gratitude, and, most certainly, his contagious belly laugh.
The 2022 Honorable Joseph R. Nolan Award was presented to Attorney Erika Bachiochi. Erika is a Catholic feminist, pro-life legal scholar, and fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center. Erika was a principal author of an amicus brief for Women Affirming Life that was filed in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. She currently serves as the director of The Wollstonecraft Project at the Abigail Adams Institute, where she is a Senior Fellow.
The guest speaker was Andreas E. Widmer. Andreas E. Widmer is director of the Ciocca Center for Principled Entrepreneurship at The Catholic University of America. He co-founded The SEVEN Fund, a philanthropic organization promoting enterprise solutions to poverty. He has worked internationally and brought more than 100 leading-edge technology products to market. Andreas is the author of The Pope & The CEO, exploring leadership lessons that Widmer learned serving as a Swiss Guard protecting Pope John Paul II and refined during his career as a successful business executive. His most recent book, The Art of Principled Entrepreneurship: Creating Enduring Value, came out in 2022. He is also a chapter author in multiple other books. Andreas is an advisor to the Zermatt Summit, an annual business leadership event that strives to humanize globalization, an advisor to Transforming Business, a research and development project at the University of Cambridge, UK, and on the board of directors at the New Paradigm Research Fund and Virtual Research Associates. Andreas holds two business degrees from Switzerland, a B.S. in International Business from Merrimack College and an M.A. in Ministry from St. John’s Seminary in Boston.
(Pilot photos by Jacqueline Tetrault)