Source Catholic Exchange
Title Prisoner in the Death House: Father Emil Kapaun
K. V. Turley on Father Emil Kapaun, a heroic priest in a time of war and imprisonment.
It was Thanksgiving, so he knew where to find them. The postman made for the local Catholic Church. Fearing the worst, he handed the telegram to the parish priest. After Mass concluded, its contents were read out privately to those to whom it was addressed:
The Secretary of State of the Army has asked me to express his deep regret that your son Captain Emil J. Kapaun has been missing in action in Korea since Nov. 2nd ’50…
The parents of the man now missing listened in stunned disbelief. Thereafter, there was only silence in the room.
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(NB Fr Kapaun can be seen on the far right hand side of the photograph accompanying the article)
Father Kapaun Ora Pro Nobis