Saturday, April 29, 2006

Fr. Emil Kapaun

Fr Emil Kapaun was a Catholic chaplain during WWII and the Korean War. He is also on a road to possible sainthood.
He was captured during the Korean War and led his soldiers to resist the propaganda efforts of the commies as well as keep up their spirits and help them live their faith. For his trouble, the Communist Chinese forces holding him captive took him to a "hospital" when he got sick. In reality they left him to die in a shack separated from the soldiers he loved so much.
You can read about him here or buy the biography, A Shepherd in Combat Boots.

4 comments:

Joe Wilsey said...

Too bad St. Gabriel Possenti wasn't around to help that guy out!

funyman107 said...

Go Fr. Kapaun!!!!!! awsome guy

WICatholic said...

Update for you...

http://www.cdowk.org/catholic_advance/diocesannews.html#kapaun

http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/new.php?n=12940

Athanasius contra mundum said...

Thanks for the update!