Jesus Christ: God's Revelation to the World (Second Edition)

Chapter 10: Fr. Kapaun


Fr. Kapaun

Film Focus: This is a short presentation on the witness of faith that Fr. Emil Kapaun gave in a POW camp during the Korean War. Fr. Kapaun’s cause for canonization is being investigated by the Vatican.

Text Focus: Pages 329, 331

Discussion Questions:                  

  1. What were some of Fr. Kapaun’s duties as a military chaplain?
  2. How did Fr. Kapaun think of the soldiers he served? How did they view him?
  3. What daring and encouraging feats did Fr. Kapaun perform both in battle and in the POW camp?
  4. In what ways did Fr. Kapaun’s faith lead his men? What were some of his last words of encouragement to them?


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