Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Fr. Vincent Capodanno, USNR

Every #MilitaryMon I twitter the names of Medal of Honor Recipients from the US Navy & Reserves. For several weeks now I have been tweeting the name

Lieutenant Vincent R. Capodanno, Chaplain Corps, United States Naval Reserve

along with a link to his citation. So when I was reading some Navy news and saw Father Capodanno's name, I had to click the link.

Mass at National Shrine to honor Servant of God and heroic Navy chaplain

Washington D.C., Aug 18, 2009 / 06:12 am (CNA).- Servant of God Fr. Vincent Capodanno, a U.S. Navy chaplain whose heroic ministry to U.S. Marines in Vietnam won him the nickname “the Grunt Padre” and a posthumous Congressional Medal of Honor, will be remembered with a Mass at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on the evening of September 3.

The organization CatholicMil.org, which is dedicated to supporting Catholics in the U.S. armed forces, told CNA that Archbishop Timothy Broglio of the Archdiocese for Military Services will celebrate the Mass in the Crypt Church of the Shrine at 7:00 p.m. Veterans who served with the chaplain and members of the Capodanno family are also among the confirmed attendees.

Read the rest here.

A website to further the cause for Father Capodanno's beatification is here. Well worth the click.

1 comment:

Chuck Simmins said...

Maggie! I've been making that comment for sometime. St. Vincent. Soon to be, maybe.

There are many heroic chaplains. Dad knew one that won Silver Star in France and again in Korea.