US Army chaplain Emil Kapaun died in a POW camp in North Korea on May 23, 1951. Now, six decades later, his cause for canonization is underway, as is an effort to posthumously award him the Medal of Honor.
An article about Fr. Kapaun is appearing in the July-August 2012 issue of The Word Among Us magazine: “When the Ordinary Becomes Extraordinary: The Life and Death of Army Chaplain Emil Kapaun.” It is coauthored by Dominic and Kevin Perrotta, who have compiled the following additional information: about the status of Fr. Kapaun’s cause, about the Medal of Honor, and about the Korean War. If you’d like to learn more about Fr. Kapaun, see the “for more information” section below.
Cause for Sainthood
The diocese of Wichita is pursuing the canonization of Fr. Emil Kapaun. The initial investigation has been completed at the diocesan level and the results passed on to the Vatican. He has been officially declared Servant of God, the first step toward sainthood.
At least two possible miracles associated with Fr. Kapaun’s…
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