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by CNA Staff Wichita, Kan., Sep 29, 2021 / 14:54 pm During Wednesday’s funeral Mass for Father Emil Kapaun, the Bishop of Wichita called the U.S. Army chaplain who died in a North Korean prisoner of war camp a “humble, and saintly priest.” “We come to pray for Father’s repose,

by Christine Rousselle Wichita, Kan., Sep 25, 2021 / 16:40 pm The remains of Servant of God Fr. Emil Kapaun returned to his hometown of Pilsen, Kansas on Saturday, ahead of his formal funeral Mass on Wednesday, Sept. 29. The arrival in Kansas marks the conclusion of a 70-year journey

by Andrea Gagliarducci Rome, Italy, Aug 29, 2021 / 07:54 am Pope Pius XII was not silent in front of the Shoah nor inactive. He was, instead, very much committed to saving Jewish families, spoke out constantly against the Nazi Regime, and set up a series of formal and informal

Reverend Joseph F. Beckman died on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was born on November 5, 1921, in Hamilton, Ohio. He did his preparatory studies at St. Gregory Seminary, Cincinnati and studied theology at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West, Norwood. He was ordained on May

by Joe Bukuras Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jun 17, 2021 / 10:44 am The US bishops voted Thursday that they consider it opportune to advance two causes of canonization, for Father Joseph Verbis Lafleur, a World War II military chaplain, and for Marinus (Leonard) LaRue, a merchant mariner who became a

by Andrea Gagliarducci Vatican City, Jan 7, 2021 / 04:00 pm MT (CNA).- A new book provides further information from the archives of Venerable Pius XII, including the Vatican’s attempts to oppose the actions of Nazi Germany through diplomacy during World War II. “One day the documents of the Holy

Editor’s note: Father Beckman celebrated his 99th birthday last week. He is our oldest priest in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. On this Veteran’s Day we salute Father for his service to the nation and our Archdiocese. The following article was originally printed in 2015. by Mary Massa Interest in the

CNA Staff, Oct 13, 2020 / 03:31 am MT (CNA).- A German archdiocese said Monday that it is preparing to open the beatification cause of a member of the White Rose anti-Nazi resistance group. A spokeswoman told CNA Deutsch, CNA’s German-language news partner, Oct. 12 that the Archdiocese of Munich

St. Maximilian Kolbe was born as Raymund Kolbe on January 8, 1894, in the Kingdom of Poland, part of the Russian Empire. He was a Polish Conventual Franciscan friar and a martyr in the German death Camp of Auschwitz during World War II.