Co-author of book on Father Emil Kapaun signs copies at Newman


Wenzl2On Feb. 26, Wichita Eagle reporter and noted author Roy Wenzl came to the Newman campus to discuss and sign copies of the book he co-authored, The Miracle of Father Kapaun: Priest, Soldier and Korean War Hero.

Kapaun, who was from Pilsen, Kan., was ordained in St. John’s Chapel at Newman on June 9, 1940. He died in 1951 in a North Korean prisoner of war camp. A theatre presentation about the priest’s life and cause for sainthood named “The Miracle of Father Kapaun” was presented at Newman in 2010. The work was based on the original eight-part series on Kapaun that Wenzl wrote for the Eagle.