Salt & Light reaching out to young adults to bring them back to the faith

Want to learn more? For more information about Salt & Light for Catholic young adults, visit wichitacya.com. Find a calendar of activities and more details of their mission. The November… Read More

Bishop Kemme: Fr. Kapaun conformed his life to Christ

  Fr. Emil J. Kapaun conformed his life to Christ, Bishop Carl A. Kemme said at a funeral Wednesday, Sept. 29, about the Korean War hero. “Jesus modeled that love… Read More

Ray Kapaun give thanks after Fr. Kapaun’s funeral

“It has been a very emotional week,” Ray Kapaun said as a warning before he delivered comments after Fr. Kapaun’s funeral. After thanking the bishops and priests attending, he credited… Read More

Ex-POW shares memories of Fr. Kapaun

Fr. Matthew Pawlikowski, a retired senior chaplain of the West Point Military Academy, shared remarks written by Col. Mike Dowe at the end of Fr. Emil Kapaun’s funeral liturgy Sept.… Read More

Fr. David Lies reflects on Fr. Kapaun at vigil

  After recognizing members of the Kapaun family attending a vigil for Fr. Kapaun Tuesday, Sept. 28, in Hartman Arena, Fr. David Lies shared memories of interactions with the family.… Read More

Fr. Weldon at vespers: Give your life as Fr. Kapaun did

  Fr. Eric Weldon, pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in South Hutchinson, talked about the feast days that surround the funeral day of Fr. Kapaun at a vespers… Read More

Fr. Emil Kapaun returns home to Kansas

  Fr. Emil J. Kapaun is home. The saga of his return began with a send-off Mass celebrated Thursday evening, Sept. 23, at the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of… Read More

Schlapp shares thoughts at Red Mass banquet

Matt Schlapp answered a variety of questions during a Red Mass Banquet Thursday night at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Wichita. A Red Mass is a Mass celebrated… Read More

Canon lawyer Fr. Brian Nelson reflects on the law at annual Red Mass homily

Fr. Brian Nelson apologized to those at the Red Mass who expected Bishop Carl A. Kemme to be the main celebrant. “He had to go to Hawaii,” he said. After… Read More

Fr. Hoffman reaching out to young adults at WSU parish

Fr. Drew Hoffman said priests don’t remember the specifics after hearing confessions, but themes do emerge. “Kid after kid walks in and says, ‘Father, I haven’t been to church for… Read More

Fr. Kapaun begins journey home

Fr. Kapaun’s journey home has begun. An entourage from the Diocese of Wichita visited the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency Tuesday, Sept. 21. The agency identifies the remains of fallen soldiers… Read More

Fr. Kapaun’s tomb in place; ready for his remains

  The flag-draped casket was empty during a Memorial Mass in Wichita for Father Emil J. Kapaun on July 29, 1953. The casket at Fr. Kapaun’s funeral Wednesday, Sept. 29,… Read More