NEW YORK, NY – Castletown Media has partnered with the Interfaith Broadcasting Commission to release the feature length documentary, The Field Afar, about Servant of God, Father Vincent Capodanno, MM, to select ABC-TV affiliates throughout the United States. Stations are airing the film on their own local schedules between November 17th through January, 2020.
For air-dates/times, organized by region, go to https://www.thefieldafar.com/abc-broadcast.
The Field Afar has been screened at numerous film festivals around the country, and is currently also airing on New York’s NetTV and Boston’s CatholicTV. DVD’s are also available for purchase at: https://www.thefieldafar.com/dvd.
Father Capodanno was a Maryknoll priest who became a U.S. Navy chaplain assigned to the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He was killed in action and posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor.
In The Field Afar, Marine Corps veterans recall how Father Capodanno was a constant companion to the Marines: living, eating and sleeping in the same rough conditions of the men. He spent hours reassuring the weary and disillusioned, consoling the grieving, hearing confessions, and distributing Saint Christopher medals. What his Marines remember most about Father Capodanno, was his bravery and fearlessness in accompanying them on eight combat operations.
Father Capodanno’s Cause for Canonization is currently under consideration by the Holy See’s Congregation for the Causes of Saints. The Father Capodanno Guild, created in 2013 by His Excellency, the Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, J.C.D., Archbishop for the Military Services, USA, serves as promoter of the Cause. Earlier this year, a miraculous healing of a Florida woman was attributed to Father Capodanno’s intercession.
For updates on the new film, visit: www.thefieldafar.com.