Review by Theological Consultants

The Guild has been trying to understand what the Congregation for the Causes of Saints has done in their review. Please note that this situation is developing rapidly and this information is preliminary. Continue reading

The Field Afar

Local ABC affiliated television stations will air new feature length documentary about Father Capodanno. “The Field Afar” recalls how the Servant of God was a constant companion to the Marines he served. Continue reading

Archbishop Appoints New Chairman

Vice Admiral P. Stephen Stanley, USN (Ret.), was appointed by Archbishop Broglio to replace Captain George J. Phillips, USMC (Ret.) as chairman of the governing board of the Capodanno Guild.  Continue reading

Vice-Postulator Discusses Cause

Mary Preece, the vice-postulator of the Father Capodanno’s Cause for Sainthood, discusses the status of Father Capodanno’s Cause for Canonization on an interview with Relevant Radio. Continue reading

Support for the Cause

A prayer website project from students in Philadelphia and the “Father Capodanno Mile” run in Staten Island, are two of the ways people have recently shown support for Father Capodanno’s Cause for Canonization. Continue reading

Faith in Action Podcast

The Chairman of the Guild and another member of the Board joined the Faith in Action, a podcast out of Indianapolis, to talk about the heroic life and death of Father Capodanno. Continue reading

2017 Reading of the Names

As part of the special 2017 Veteran’s Day activities planned to commemorate The Wall’s 35th Anniversary, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund is hosting the Reading of the Names. Mary Preece will read the name of Father Vincent R. Capodanno, during the afternoon of Wednesday, November 8th. Continue reading

Update on Documentary

Progress on the documentary is on schedule, thanks to our very generous donors. The film is scheduled to be completed in time for broadcast by EWTN on September 4, 2017, the 50th anniversary of Father Capodanno’s death. Continue reading

Update on Documentary

Support the Documentary As you know the Capodanno Guild has partnered with the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) to develop a new documentary on the life of Father Vincent Capodanno, Servant of God.  Our producer, James Kelty, is an award-winning … Continue reading

Closing of the Diocesan Phase

The process of instructing the Cause for the Beatification and Canonization of the Servant of God, Father Vincent Capodanno, MM is once again moving forward. There were some disappointing administrative issues that slowed the process to a crawl, and prevented … Continue reading

Update on Documentary

Work continues on the film documentary of Father Capodanno’s life. The project is jointly underwritten by the Father Vincent Capodanno Guild and Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN), produced by award-winning filmmaker, James C. Kelty. Although provisions were made to travel … Continue reading

Closing of the Diocesan Phase Postponed

Unfortunately, due to the demands of assembling the materials for the Cause of beatification of Father Vincent R. Capodanno, MM, the Closing of the Diocesan Phase has been postponed to Spring 2017. However, there is some exciting news to share from … Continue reading

Called and Chosen Documentary

A trailer is now available for the new documentary film about the Grunt Padre. This film — a partnership between the Father Vincent Capodanno Guild and EWTN — will be about the life and heroic death of Servant of God … Continue reading

Archbishop Broglio Gives Homily at Annual Mass

On September 6, 2016, Archbishop Broglio of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, was the principle celebrant and homilist at the annual Memorial Mass for Father Capodanno which took place in the Crypt Church of the Basilica of the … Continue reading

Production Underway on Documentary Film

DVD’s of the documentary will be available to donors who support the Guild with a gift of $20 or more.  These donations will help pay for Guild expenses associated both with the Cause for canonization, and to further spread the news about our priest hero. Continue reading

New Video from Christopher Stefanick

Christopher Stefanick of, the creator of dynamic videos such as the one about Father Kapaun, has created a video about Father Capodanno.  This video, which provides an excellent brief introduction to the powerful story of the Grunt Padre, is available on … Continue reading

CNS Video Celebrates Father Capodanno

Catholic News Service has put together a short video celebrating Father Capodanno's life and heroic death.  The video contains scenes from the 2014 Memorial Mass for Father Capodanno and testimony from Capt. George Phillips USMC (Ret.), the Chairman of the Capodanno … Continue reading

EWTN to Air Documentary on Father Capodanno

With a Memorial Mass scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 4, for United States Navy Chaplain and Vietnam War hero Father Vincent R. Capodanno, MM, EWTN aired a one-hour documentary on the life and death of the Maryknoll missionary who died in … Continue reading