Heroic love

The Miracle of Father Kapaun,? the seven-part series published last week in the Wichita Eagle, should be must reading for every Marion County resident?and every American, for that matter. The heroic courage and selfless compassion lived out by the Pilsen native as an Army chaplain during the Korean War is inspiring even as it challenges the self-centeredness of our times.

Father Emil Kapaun died in a Korean prisoner of war camp, but his legacy will?and should?live on. We?re not qualified to comment on the movement within the Catholic Church have him elevated to sainthood, but we can say with confidence that powerfully embodied the ethic of the Jesus, the infant child who grew up to challenge political and social authorities with the radical application of sacrificial love, even to the point of giving his life so other may live. ?DR

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