By Roy Wenzl and Travis Heying
Fr. Emil Kapaun was a rare man. He was recently awarded the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military award, and is also being considered by the Vatican for canonization as a saint.
As remarkable as that is, there are scores of non-Catholic witnesses who attest to Fr. Kapaun's heroism: the Protestants, Jews and Muslims who either served with him in the military or endured with him the unbelievably brutal conditions of a POW camp. All of these Korean War veterans, no matter their religion, agree that Father Kapaun did more to save lives and maintain morale than any other man they know.
Then there are the alleged miracles attributed to Father Kapaun's intercession that defy scientific explanation. Under investigation by the Vatican as a necessary step in the process of canonization, these cures witnessed by non-Catholic doctors are also covered in this book.
In tracking down the story of Father Kapaun for the Wichita Eagle, Wenzl and Heying uncovered a paradox. Kapaun's ordinary background as the son of Czech immigrant farmers in Kansas sowed the seeds of his greatness. His faith, generosity and grit began with his family's humility, thrift and hard work.
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The Miracle of...