Watch the next airing of ‘Called and Chosen’
Sept. 4, 2018
(the 51st anniversary of his death)
The film, Called and Chosen – Father Vincent R. Capodanno, will be broadcast on EWTN on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 3:30 p.m. ET.
The ‘Called and Chosen’ documentary about the life of Father Capodanno was produced under the direction of the Father Vincent Capodanno Guild and EWTN, and was possible thanks to considerable financial and other support from many individuals and organizations.
The Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers is among the film’s main supporters, and filming took place on the Maryknoll campus—we are honored to have been chosen to receive the prestigious Gabriel Award in 2018 for this film!
“I am just there with them – I walk with them and sit with them; I eat with them and sleep in the holes with them – and I talk with them – but only when they are ready to talk. It takes time, but I never rush them.”
Fr. Vincent Capodanno memorial in Staten Island, NY
Fr. Vincent Capodanno Vietnam memorial in Washington, DC
Father Capodanno was killed while serving as a U.S. military chaplain in Vietnam. For heroic actions with the U.S. Marines during a battle with the North Vietnamese army, Father Capodanno posthumously was awarded the Medal of Honor.
Over the years, his cause for sainthood has been supported by the Father Vincent Capodanno Guild.
Father Capodanno’s Cause for Canonization officially opened on May 19, 2002 and initial documentation was submitted to Rome during May 2004. On May 21, 2006, a Public Decree of Servant of God was issued by the U.S. Archdiocese for the Military Services. The formal renewal of the opening of the Cause for Beatification of Father Capodanno occurred on October 13, 2013 with the Father Vincent Capodanno Guild serving as the Petitioner of the Cause.
In 2017, the U.S. Archdiocese for the Military Services completed its nearly four-year inquiry into Father Capodanno’s life. The findings have been submitted to the Congregation for the Causes of Saints in Rome.