Today on February 12, 1809 in Hardin County Kentucky, Abraham Lincoln was born. As you know, my book is about his death and the connections with the Catholic Church, but it’s also important to remember his life. Lincoln made extraordinary efforts as president to change the very fabric of the American life and experience. He had many supporters, but equally many enemies. He built the Republican party into a strong organization, being one of the few that also garnered Democratic support for his proposals. He is remembered primarily for the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863 which declared freedom for slaves in the Confederacy. Upon his assassination by John Wilkes Booth ( a Roman Catholic) in 1865, the peach Lincoln had fought for soon died with him. To learn more about the role of Charles Chinequy and the details of the Roman Catholic assassination, pick up a copy of my book. You won’t be disappointed.