Monday, December 07, 2009

More News On Father Capodanno
Patron Saint of the Marine Corps?

The Pentagon Channel featured this report on Vietnam Purple Heart and MOH recipient chaplain, Fr. Vincent Robert Capodanno, LT, CHC, USNR. Interviewed are Navy chaplain Fr. Daniel Mode, author of The Grunt Padre, and Vice-Postulator Mrs. Mary Preece.


Blogger Cliff said...

Good inspiring way to start my Monday morning. Thanks for posting some GOOD news.

6:31 AM  
Blogger Bill Hoog said...

Awesome! We prayed for his intercession for both my Marine sons!

6:02 PM  
Blogger Al said...

Holy man, true priest & of Italiano decent as well. May he be quickly declared a saint.

8:37 AM  
Blogger Dan said...

Thanks for posting this and keeping his story from being forgotten.

Please remind everyone of another priest in combat boots: Army Chaplain Fr. (CPT) Emil Kapaun. He has been recommended for the Medal of Honor:

The local secular newspaper is producing a documentary on his life. You can find that information here:

Thanks again and keep up the good work!

10:40 AM  
Blogger Anita Moore said...

Thanx for posting this, Cavey! Dan, I think Fr. Kapuan also has a cause for sainthood.

There's yet another military chaplain who may have a cause for sainthood pending (albeit a stalled cause) -- an Irish Jesuit who served with the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, 16th Irish Division and was killed at Ypres in 1917. His dream was to become a Jesuit martyr, and he died a martyr of charity in the First World War. You can read the biography of Fr. William Doyle, S.J. online in its entirety:

Incidentally, Fr. Doyle was also the author of a booklet about discerning a vocation that sold well at the time it was first published, and appears to be still in print.

11:32 AM  

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