Emil Kapaun

Bishop Kemme meets with new postulator for the canonization cause of Fr. Kapaun

    Bishop Carl A. Kemme came back with more than memories from a recent trip to Rome to meet with the new postulator for the cause of canonization for… 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. 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

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

Diocesan family returns to the conference

This year’s Midwest Catholic Family Conference was down-sized after last year’s cancelation because of the pandemic, but Kathleen Timmermeyer was delighted with the attendance. “We’re pleased and blessed,” Timmermeyer said… Read More

Fr. Kapaun receives South Korea’s highest military medal

Want more information or tickets? For more information about Fr. Emil Kapaun and for tickets to related events, visit www.KapaunComesHome.com. Ceremony held in Seoul Father Emil Kapaun posthumously received South… Read More

Local songwriter composes tribute to Fr. Kapaun

Jack Korbel was so moved by the news that Fr. Emil Kapaun’s body had been identified that he wrote a song about it. “It reflects my personal experiences in terms… Read More

Fr. Kapaun statue blessed

An original bronze statue of Father Emil Kapaun helping a fellow soldier off the battlefield was blessed Tuesday, April 20, at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Wichita. Almost 200… Read More