- Dec 10, 2019
A new film “Called and Chosen” tells the life of Father Vincent R. Capodanno, a a Navy chaplain ministering to Marines during the Vietnam War. He died when he went to the aid of a fellow corpsman who was pinned down by enemy machine gun fire. The diocesan phase of his cause for sainthood was completed in May of this year.
On Tuesday, 83-year-old Maryknoll Father Gerard Hammond received the Gaudium et Spes Award from the Knights of Columbus for his service to the sick and suffering in North Korea. Despite impressions of North Korea as the world’s ultimate pariah and outlier, Hammond says the people he’s met have been remarkably open and ordinary.
The bishops of Korea are examining the cases of over 200 people who could be proposed for beatification, including the first bishop of Pyongyang, who is believed to have died in a concentration camp in North Korea. Bishop Patrick James Byrne, a native of Washington, D.C., is also among the group.
TROY, N.Y. — How many people can say they lived and worked among a saint? Literally. The Rev. John Spain, a Troy native and Maryknoll priest in El Salvador, may soon be one who can. With Tuesday’s anniversary of the assassination of Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero on March 24, 1980,