As a chaplain, Father Capodanno traded the cassock and collar for olive green jungle fatigues and a steel helmet. He became known as the “Grunt Padre” and was famous for going with Marines into the fiercest firefights. Often, they saw him darting among the wounded, either pulling them to safety or giving last rites.
Dear Editor: Are there extraordinary people who do wondrous deeds living in modern times or have all such individuals lived centuries ago in places far away? (“Movie Recalls Heroic Chaplaincy Of New York’s Father Capodanno, Nov. 2018”)
Dear Editor: It warmed my heart to read Catherine Dietz’ letter (Sept. 10) for
For Brooklyn-born Father Mark Bristol, 31, the call to priesthood flowed and ebbed while in the U.S. Navy. Ultimately, he discerned God was calling him to be a fisher of men.