The Word Among Us

September 2017 Issue

A Missionary Never Stops Working

Father Vincent Capodanno radiated Christ in a combat zone.

By: Fr. Daniel Mode

A Missionary Never Stops Working: Father Vincent Capodanno radiated Christ in a combat zone. by Fr. Daniel Mode

If kryptonite was Superman’s great vulnerability, Fr. Vincent Capodanno’s was a strong attachment to orderliness and presentation. It took decades for him to let God’s will for his life supersede these habits, but as he did, God gave him more messy and rugged work to do.

His life—as well as his death on a Vietnam battlefield—proves that a grain of wheat must indeed descend to the ground in order...

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