Father Emil Kapaun—Korean War Hero and U.S. Army Chaplain—Subject of Upcoming Talk at Catholic University of America

Public invited to event scheduled Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. (ET) in Great Room A of the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The heroic life and Cause for Canonization of Korean War hero and United States Army Chaplain Father Emil Kapaun will be the subject of a hour-long talk and question-answer session on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 7:00 p.m. (ET) in Great Room A in the Edward J. Pryzbyla Center on the campus of the Catholic University of America (CUA).

Father Kapaun, a native of Pilsen, Kansas, died on May 23, 1951, in a Korean prisoner-of-war camp after seven months selflessly serving U.S. soldiers with whom he was captured in battle. Last year, President Obama presented him posthumously the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military decoration. The Catholic Church is now considering hisCause for Sainthood.

The Sept. 16 talk is sponsored by the Cardinals Veterans Association, a campus organization of U.S. veterans at CUA, where Father Kapaun graduated in 1948 with a Master of Arts degree in Education. Fr. John Hotze, Judicial Vicar of the Diocese of Wichita, Kansas, and episcopal delegate for the office of Fr. Kapaun’s beatification and canonization, will open the discussion with a video presentation and talk, followed by a question-answer session with attendees.

The event is free and open to the public.