Beatification cause for Korean-war chaplain goes to Rome
CWN - July 06, 2011
The Diocese of Wichita, Kansas, has completed the first stage of a cause for the beatification of Father Emil Kapaun, a Catholic chaplain who served heroically in the Korean War.
Father Kapaun, who had gained a widespread reputation for his care of the sick and needy, was captured by North Korean troops when he voluntarily stayed with wounded soldiers as US troops retreated. He died in a prison camp in 1951.
The Wichita diocese opened a cause for his beatification in 2008. Having completed the preliminary investigation, the diocese is now sending the cause to Rome, to be studied by the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach five million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our March expenses ($27,629 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!