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“We are here today to provide for him what was not provided for him 70 years ago, a Mass of Christian burial,” said Bishop Carl A. Kemme during the funeral Mass on Wednesday, Sept. 29, in Park City, Kansas. “And, though we are all praying for his intercession, we must nevertheless pray for his repose as we do for all the dead. This is our Christian duty as we bring him to his new place of rest.”

PHOTOS: POW Father Emil Kapaun honored, laid to rest in funeral Mass

Sep 30, 2021

By Autumn Jones

On Wednesday, the Diocese of Wichita held a funeral Mass and procession honoring Servant of God Emil Kapaun at the... Read more

Bishop Carl Kemme of Wichita performs the absolution over the coffin of Fr. Emil Kapaun after his funeral Mass at Hartman Arena in Park City, Kan., Sept. 29, 2021.

Father Kapaun imitated Christ's love 'throughout his ministry', bishop says at funeral Mass

Sep 29, 2021

By CNA Staff

During Wednesday's funeral Mass for Father Emil Kapaun, the Bishop of Wichita called the U.S. Army chaplain who died in... Read more

The Diocese of Wichita held a funeral vigil and rosary for Father Emil Kapaun on Tuesday, Sept. 28, at Hartman Arena in Park City, Kansas.

PHOTOS: Funeral vigil for Father Emil Kapaun

Sep 29, 2021

By Autumn Jones

On Tuesday, the Diocese of Wichita held a vigil and rosary for Servant of God Father Emil Kapaun, who died... Read more

A coffin containing the remains of Fr. Emil Kapaun is taken to the front of St. John Nepomucene Church in Pilsen, Kan., Sept. 25, 2021.

Watch: Father Emil Kapaun's funeral Mass

Sep 29, 2021

By Autumn Jones

The Diocese of Wichita will hold a rosary and vigil for Servant of God Father Emil Kapaun on Tuesday, Sept.... Read more

Veterans precede a motorcade for Fr. Emil Kapaun's remains outside his hometown church, St. John Nepomucene, in Pilsen, Kan., Sept. 25, 2021.

Father Kapaun's remains returned to Kansas

Sep 25, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The remains of Servant of God Fr. Emil Kapaun returned to his hometown of Pilsen, Kansas on Saturday, ahead of... Read more

Father Emil Kapaun celebrates Mass using the hood of a Jeep as his altar on Oct. 7, 1950.

Father Kapaun's remains to return to Kansas, family says

Apr 15, 2021

The remains of Servant of God Father Emil Kapaun, army chaplain and hero of the Korean War, will return to... Read more

Fr. Kapaun with his pipe. Courtesy of the Diocese of Wichita

Medal of Honor chaplain Fr. Emil Kapaun's body identified, as sainthood inquiry continues

Mar 5, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

Department of Defense investigators have identified the remains of U.S. Army chaplain and Servant of God Fr. Emil Kapaun among... Read more

Bishops of Wichita, Denver call Catholics to turn to Mary in 'time of crisis'

Aug 11, 2020

Two bishops have called for rosary crusades in their respective dioceses in the month of August, asking Catholics to pray... Read more

Adoration Under the Stars at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Ost, Kan., July 5, 2017. Photo courtesy of Wichita Adore Ministries.

Kansas ministry brings Adoration Under the Stars

Jul 13, 2018

By Perry West

A Kansas-based ministry led more than a thousand people in Eucharistic adoration last week, allowing Catholics and non-Catholics to worship... Read more

Priestly ordinations in the Diocese of Wichita, May 26, 2018.

What’s the secret sauce in Wichita’s vocations boom?

Jun 7, 2018

By Mary Farrow

Father Chad Arnold, vocations director in the Diocese of Wichita, Kansas, is hesitant to dole out advice about how a... Read more