Bishop Carl Kemme presented the official position on the life of Father Emil Kapaun to Cardinal Angelo Amato at the Congregation for the Causes of Saints at the Vatican on Monday. (Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle)
Bishop Carl Kemme will travel to Rome this weekend with nearly 100 pilgrims from Kansas. On Monday, he'll appear before the Congregation for the Cause of Saints to present the Wichita Diocese's official document on Father Emil Kapaun of Pilsen. Kapaun, who died in a North Korean P.O.W. camp in 1951, was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor in 2013. The Vatican is currently investigating his life to see if he meets the criteria for sainthood.
Republican candidate for Senate Roy Moore rode his horse, Sassy, to the polls on Dec. 12 to cast his ballot. “This is a very important race for our country, for our state, and for the future,” Moore said.
Nick Mardis came by his love of flathead Fords naturally enough. His parents drove a 1940 Ford when he was a youngster and he had a hopped-up ’39 Ford coupe when he was in high school. “It had a good running flathead in it. It would outrun a ’57 Chevy Duntov Special … those guys couldn’t believe it,” he said. Flathead Fords were a way of life to him, he said.