A recent episode of Catholic Military Life, the official podcast of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, features Tim Moriarty, creator of The Field Afar, a new feature-length documentary film about Father Capodanno. The documentary aired on ABC television stations nationwide over the Christmas holidays.
Mr. Moriarty shares how the film came about, tracing the life of the Maryknoll priest from his upbringing in Staten Island, NY, to his death on a Vietnam battlefield rushing unarmed to the aid of U.S. Marines under ambush, his posthumous Medal of Honor award, and his Cause for Canonization now under review by the Holy See’s Congregation for the Causes of Saints.
The Field Afar is about the power of courage and compassion, even in the face of life’s most harrowing events. The life of Father Capodanno speaks to all human beings about the human capacity for goodness. In a world growing ever more weary with cynicism, this is a story to renew the spirit. Listen to the entire episode below, or visit the Catholic Military Life on SoundCloud.