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2021-10-02 - Father Emil Kapaun and Guardian Angels

Register Radio

Father Emil Kapaun, the Korean War military chaplain, prisoner of war, and Medal of Honor recipient has finally returned home to Kansas, where his remains were laid to rest Sept. 29. Today Register staff writer Joseph Pronechen shares the story of Fr. Kapaun’s heroism, his journey home, and the impact of his life on so many across the nation. Happy Feast of the Guardian Angels. On this special day we’ll learn more about the mission of angels with Msgr. Charles Pope.

1hr

2 Oct 2021

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#238: Ex-POW Remembers Father Emil Kapaun

The Patrick Coffin Show | Interviews with influencers | Commentary about culture | Tools for transformation

Do you enjoy this podcast? Consider supporting us by either: Becoming a member of Coffin Nation here or Sending us a one-time donation here. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Mike Dowe has hundreds of stories about years as a prisoner of war in a communist prison camp. Dowe was a POW in a brutal camp north of the Yalu River in North Korea during the Korean conflict. His memories are vivid and unusually detailed. The stories he loves to tell the most are about the priest he credits with keeping him (Dowe) and many hundreds of others alive during their unimaginable years of trial and deprivation at the hands of the communists. Watch the rest of this episode here:  https://www.patrickcoffin.media/ex-pow-remembers…ther-emil-kapaun/ 

1hr 4mins

6 Jul 2021

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AMH - US Army Chaplain Emil Kapaun - Korean POW and Candidate for Sainthood

Fringe Radio Network

Emil Kapaun was a Catholic priest and U.S. Army Chaplain born in the small Czech farming community of Pilsen, Kansas on April 20, 1916. Growing up he was much like any other hardworking farm boy, but was especially mindful of God and others. Four years after his ordination as a priest of the Diocese of Wichita, he entered the Chaplain Corps to serve the troops in World War II and was sent to the Burma-India theater. After the war he went back to parish life, but re-entered the Chaplain Corps in 1948, serving first at Ft. Bliss, Texas. At the beginning of 1950 he was assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division in Japan.In July of 1950 Chaplain Kapaun and the 8th Cavalry Regiment of the Army’s 1st Cavalry Division were among the first troops sent to help defend nearby South Korea after its invasion by the North. Chaplain Kapaun quickly gained a reputation for bravery by ministering to soldiers in the thick of battle, often having to be reminded to keep his head down from oncoming bullets.Eventually pushing its way into North Korea, the 8th Cav was ambushed by a large Chinese Army that had secretly entered the war. Here, at the Battle of Unsan on November 2, Kapaun once again braved the battlefield to rescue men or give them Last Rites. He showed his dedication to his "boys" by choosing to remain with a number of wounded men rather than escape. Captured by the enemy, this group was forced to march over 60 miles to a prison camp along the Chinese border in the bitter cold. Along the way, Father Kapaun carried his wounded comrades and encouraged them to do likewise. For his actions at the Battle of Unsan, Kapaun was awarded the military’s highest award, the Medal of Honor, in 2013.In his seven months in the prison camp, Father Kapaun spent himself in heroic service to his fellow prisoners without regard for race, color, or creed, giving them help and hope when they needed it most. Ignoring his own ill health, he nursed the sick and wounded, stole food for the hungry, picked lice off of men, washed dirty and soiled clothing, and encouraged men through prayer and humor to keep fighting for life. Falling sick, the Chinese moved Father Kapaun to a so-called hospital, where, denied medical assistance, his death soon followed on May 23, 1951.Two years later the surviving Prisoners of War were released, and with them came a beautiful crucifix carved in the camp by a Jewish POW who was inspired by tales of Father Kapaun's deeds. The Prisoners testified to Father Kapaun's role in their survival and began to tell the world about their heroic and saintly chaplain. This is a role that the Father Kapaun Guild seeks to carry on as we pray and work for his Canonization as a saint in the Catholic Church. We ask you to join us in prayer and in sharing Father Kapaun’s story with the rest of the world.https://catholicdioceseofwichita.org/father-kapaun/patreon.com/patriotradio

53mins

17 Jun 2021

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The Life of US Army Chaplain Emil Kapaun - Korean War POW and Candidate for Sainthood

American Military History

Emil Kapaun was a Catholic priest and U.S. Army Chaplain born in the small Czech farming community of Pilsen, Kansas on April 20, 1916. Growing up he was much like any other hardworking farm boy, but was especially mindful of God and others. Four years after his ordination as a priest of the Diocese of Wichita, he entered the Chaplain Corps to serve the troops in World War II and was sent to the Burma-India theater. After the war he went back to parish life, but re-entered the Chaplain Corps in 1948, serving first at Ft. Bliss, Texas. At the beginning of 1950 he was assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division in Japan.In July of 1950 Chaplain Kapaun and the 8th Cavalry Regiment of the Army’s 1st Cavalry Division were among the first troops sent to help defend nearby South Korea after its invasion by the North. Chaplain Kapaun quickly gained a reputation for bravery by ministering to soldiers in the thick of battle, often having to be reminded to keep his head down from oncoming bullets.Eventually pushing its way into North Korea, the 8th Cav was ambushed by a large Chinese Army that had secretly entered the war. Here, at the Battle of Unsan on November 2, Kapaun once again braved the battlefield to rescue men or give them Last Rites. He showed his dedication to his "boys" by choosing to remain with a number of wounded men rather than escape. Captured by the enemy, this group was forced to march over 60 miles to a prison camp along the Chinese border in the bitter cold. Along the way, Father Kapaun carried his wounded comrades and encouraged them to do likewise. For his actions at the Battle of Unsan, Kapaun was awarded the military’s highest award, the Medal of Honor, in 2013.In his seven months in the prison camp, Father Kapaun spent himself in heroic service to his fellow prisoners without regard for race, color, or creed, giving them help and hope when they needed it most. Ignoring his own ill health, he nursed the sick and wounded, stole food for the hungry, picked lice off of men, washed dirty and soiled clothing, and encouraged men through prayer and humor to keep fighting for life. Falling sick, the Chinese moved Father Kapaun to a so-called hospital, where, denied medical assistance, his death soon followed on May 23, 1951.Two years later the surviving Prisoners of War were released, and with them came a beautiful crucifix carved in the camp by a Jewish POW who was inspired by tales of Father Kapaun's deeds. The Prisoners testified to Father Kapaun's role in their survival and began to tell the world about their heroic and saintly chaplain. This is a role that the Father Kapaun Guild seeks to carry on as we pray and work for his Canonization as a saint in the Catholic Church. We ask you to join us in prayer and in sharing Father Kapaun’s story with the rest of the world.https://catholicdioceseofwichita.org/father-kapaun/patreon.com/patriotradio

53mins

17 Jun 2021

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Fr. Emil Kapaun - #304

DMR

Double-Edged Sword: Fr. Richard Daise talks about Fr. Emil Kapaun.

36mins

10 Jun 2021

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Fr. Emil Kapaun

American Catholic History

Fr. Emil Kapaun may one day become the first Catholic saint who is also a Medal of Honor recipient. Tom and Noëlle Crowe tell us about the dedicated US Army chaplain who died in a North Korean POW camp after selflessly praying with and encouraging his fellow prisoners to survive hell on Earth.The post Fr. Emil Kapaun appeared first on StarQuest Media.

21mins

31 May 2021

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#225: The Bravest Priest You’ve Never Heard Of—Fr. Emil Kapaun

The Patrick Coffin Show | Interviews with influencers | Commentary about culture | Tools for transformation

If you enjoy this podcast consider supporting my work in any of the following ways:  Become a member of our community: www.coffinnation.com Send us a donation: www.patrickcoffin.media/donate +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Emil Joseph Kapaun was a farm boy from Pilsen, Kansas, born in 1916 to a devout Czech Catholic family that eked out an existence during the Depression. Young Emil felt called to the priesthood and ended up a Chaplain to the U.S. Army during World War II, where he served admirably in the Burma Theater. He re-enlisted and attained the rank of Captain when the Korean War broke out in 1950. And this is where his jaw-dropping heroism emerged. Father Kapaun, in the words of the soldiers he loved and served, was “all priest and all man.”  Read the rest and watch this episode on our website: https://www.patrickcoffin.media/the-bravest-prie…e-never-heard-of/

44mins

22 Mar 2021

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The Story of Fr. Emil Kapaun —with Fr. Pawlikowski

Good Catholic: Great Stories

We're joined again by our friend Fr. Matthew Pawlikowski, and he shares with us the incredible story of Father Emil Kapaun, Servant of God and winner of the Medal of Honor.  Join us and hear about Fr. Kapaun's heroism and holiness!

47mins

18 Mar 2021

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VetStory: How to Live Like a Saint, Father Emil Kapaun

Eye on Veterans

Father Emil Kapaun walked through gunfire without getting shot- some call it a miracle. Others call him a Saint.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

42mins

12 Mar 2021

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PATRIOT PRIEST: The Inspiring Life of Father Emil Kapaun - KCP024

The Konza Catholic Podcast

As the country has recently celebrated Veteran's Day, Father Drew Hoffman of St. Isidore's Catholic Student Center shares the story of a true American hero: Father Emil Kapaun. Venerated by the Catholic Church as a "Servant of God," Kapaun was ordained in the Diocese of Wichita, served as a U.S Army Chaplain in WW2 and Korea, and was an example of faith, valor, and service to others--even to the point of death. There are so many lessons we can learn from this great soul.

24mins

12 Nov 2020

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