Fr. Vincent Capodanno’s Story of Heroism Being Filmed for TV

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The Archdiocese for the Military Services

Servant of God Vincent Robert Capodanno

– The Archdiocese for the Military Services

Great news! A new film is underway about the Grunt Padre —Servant of God Father Vincent Capodanno, a Medal of Honor recipient, posthumously, for his heroism on Sept. 4, 1967.

That day, on a small, bloody knoll during a fierce battle with Marines greatly outnumbered by the North Vietnamese, it took more than 25 enemy bullets to stop Navy chaplain Father Capodanno, already severely wounded, as he moved about the field bringing comfort to all, ministering to the dying, and rescuing the wounded of “Mike” Company’s 1st, 2nd and 3rd platoons.

But this film — a partnership between the Father Vincent Capodanno Guild and EWTN — will not be only about those last hours in Father Capodanno’s life.


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Should Good Catholics Read Far-Right Catholic Blogs?

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Editors' note:  This post has been removed. The original text was posted without authorization and bypassed any editorial review.  The blog did not reflect the Register's editorial views.

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Bl. Raymond Llull and the World's First Computer

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From the 14th-century “Life of Raymond Lull”, Thomas le Myésier (Karlsruhe, Badische Landesbibliothek, Cod. St. Peter perg. 92, fol. 1v. Manuscript, reproduced in "An illustrated history of the Knights Templar", James Wasserman. Via Wikimedia Commons)

Very few people in history can equal Bl. Raymond Llull's (AD 1235-1315) intelligence, learning, wisdom and ingenuity. Due to his prodigious learning, he's referred to as Doctor Illuminatus, (Latin: the "Illuminated Doctor.") But despite all of the many gifts and charisms he possessed, all he wanted was to love God, study, and convert nonbelievers to Christ.

He was born on Mallorca into a rich family and enjoyed the carefree life of a courtier to King James of Aragon until AD 1265, when Llull received a vision of Christ crucified. He repented of his former life and gave up his black magic and occultist studies, sorrowful for his formerly sinful ways, and became a Secular Franciscan. He thus...READ MORE

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The American Coffeehouse Straight Out of Krakow

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(Photos by Steve Dalgetty)

This week I invited my friends Ever and Soren Johnson to guest blog for Countdown to WYD. Ever and Soren have a unique story that started in Krakow, but that didn’t end there. Ever Johnson is the Executive Director of The John Paul II Fellowship and the Manager of Trinity House Café. Soren Johnson is the Bishop’s Delegate for Evangelization and Media for the Diocese of Arlington.

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By Ever and Soren Johnson

On July 4 of the Jubilee Year of 2000, we met at the Tertio Millennio Seminar on the Free Society in Krakow, Poland. Sixteen years and five children later, we feel as if we’re still in the beginning stages of opening the gift we received during that Holy Year.

That gift...READ MORE

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Purposeful Silence: Of Pink Floyd, an Abbot, and a Pop Psychiatrist

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“God can sometimes seem to be absent” (CCC 272).

I was driving around town listening to the radio, and next up was Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)”—the group’s big hit decrying rigid conformity in schooling and elsewhere. Like any self-respecting baby boomer, I know the lyrics by heart—“we don’t need no education, we don’t need no thought control”—and they make me grin every time. Now that I’ve become a dutiful dad, requiring his kids to both go to school and learn things, there’s a delicious irony in recalling that rebellious anthem of my youth. I cranked the volume and belted out the chorus.

This time was different. As the vocals faded, David Gilmour’s exquisite guitar...READ MORE

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6 Catholic Books for Your Summer Reading

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In Heaven We’ll Meet Again
The Saints and Scripture on Our Heavenly Reunion
François René Blot, Sophia Press

It would sound cliché to start off by saying this book ‘blew me away’ but that’s exactly what I’m going to day. This book blew me away! Growing up Protestant where every pastor had a different answer for loved ones in the afterlife, I grew up completely confused and not full of much optimism. Since becoming a Catholic and learning so much, I actually never focused on this subject so I was still a bit in the dark when I picked up the book.

This book took my previous understanding of the afterlife and tore it to shreds, replacing it with brilliant hope and awe. The content itself was...READ MORE

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Have We Made the Most of the Month of June?

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Alsace, Bas-Rhin, Wolxheim, Église Saint-Étienne, Tableau "Repas chez Simon" (via Wikimedia Commons)

(This post was written by Ryan Verret.)

It is already the end of June and one of the things that I am doing this summer is really trying to slow down and be a little more reflective.  As this month wraps up I wanted to make sure that we, as Catholics, take some time to think about the gift of these past few weeks. For example, this past month the Church reminded us of the fundamental role that being pardoned has in our constant need for healing, growth, and conversion. 

Recall that we started off the month with the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart.  This feast day and its sacramental image has always been important to Mary Rose and me.  It is an image we keep displayed in a prominent place...READ MORE

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Have You Met the Real Ratzinger?

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(Photo credit: “Kancelaria Prezydenta RP”, GFDL 1.2, via Wikimedia Commons)

Today is the 65th anniversary of the ordination of Josef Ratzinger -- a happy day for the entire world, as we thank God we were given such a great and good man to serve us as priest and papa.

You'll recall that, according to the mass media, Benedict XVI was a cold and creaky Emperor Palpatine who grinned with black gums as he brought his cruel fist crashing down on life, liberty, and the pursuit of sexy fun. They really believed it, too, because they are morons.

But you're not a moron! Do yourself a favor and read something the man actually wrote, like the three volumes of Jesus of Nazareth. These make excellent reading in adoration, and will bring you closer to Christ. What more could...READ MORE

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