The Miracle of Father Kapaun: Priest, Soldier, and Korean War Hero

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Emil Kapaun—priest, soldier and Korean War hero— is a rare man. He is being considered by the White House for a Medal of Honor and by the Vatican for canonization as a saint.

As remarkable as this double honor are the non-Catholic witnesses who attest to Father Kapaun's heroism: the Protestants, Jews and Muslims who either served with the military chaplain in the thick of battle or endured with him the unbelievably brutal conditions of a prisoner of war camp. As journalists Roy ...

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Overview

Emil Kapaun—priest, soldier and Korean War hero— is a rare man. He is being considered by the White House for a Medal of Honor and by the Vatican for canonization as a saint.

As remarkable as this double honor are the non-Catholic witnesses who attest to Father Kapaun's heroism: the Protestants, Jews and Muslims who either served with the military chaplain in the thick of battle or endured with him the unbelievably brutal conditions of a prisoner of war camp. As journalists Roy Wenzl and Travis Heying discovered, all of these Korean War veterans, no matter their religion, agree that Father Kapaun did more to save lives and maintain morale than any other man they know.

Then there are the alleged miracles—the recent healings attributed to Father Kapaun's intercession that defy scientific explanation. Under investigation by the Vatican as a necessary step in the process of canonization, these cures witnessed by non-Catholic doctors are also covered in this book.

In tracking down the story of Father Kapaun for the Wichita Eagle, Wenzl and Heying uncovered a paradox. Kapaun's ordinary background as the son of Czech immigrant farmers in Kansas sowed the seeds of his greatness. His faith, generosity and grit began with his family's humility, thrift and hard work.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781586177799
  • Publisher: Ignatius Press
  • Publication date: 4/22/2013
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 140,219
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Roy Wenzl is an award-winning reporter for the Wichita Eagle. He is the primary author of Bind, Torture, Kill: The Inside Story of the Serial Killer Next Door (Harper Collins, 2007) and a co-producer of the documentary film The Miracle of Father Kapaun.

Travis Heying, a photographer, reporter and war correspondent for the Wichita Eagle, earned acclaim for his series on Afghan detainees. He produced and directed the film documentary The Miracle of Father Kapaun.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2013

    Could not put this book down.

    This is the story of one of the most heroic men I have ever read about. He was more than heroic, he kept so many POW's in Korea alive with inspiring and conniving to get food for the starving men. When a guard put his gun to a soldier's head because he could no longer walk to many miles to the POW camp, Fr. Kapoun shouted "Don't" and the guard put his gun down. Then Fr. Kapoun proceeded to carry the man the rest of the way. The book is filled with stories told by Korean veterans of all faiths.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 24, 2013

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    Enjoyable

    Great story of a man's sacrificial life for others.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 31, 2014

    recommended

    the story of father kapaun was very enlightening seems like some of the story was out of sort and the two of the miracles discussed was all over the place, still a good book to read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2015

    Father Kapaun raised the bar on real manhood for me, Father rose

    Father Kapaun raised the bar on real manhood for me, Father rose above the mud and dust ,surly I try to emulate Christ thru him.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2014

    Hes my confirmation naame

    Very good book amust read

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