Practically in the NCR backyard, a Vatican miracle investigator is visiting Colwich, Kan., to look into claims of a healing attributed to the intercession of Fr. Emil Kapaun, a U.S. Army chaplain from Pilsen, Kan., who died in a prisoner of war camp during the Korean War.
Last year 20-year-old Chase Kear sustained head injuries in a pole vaulting accident during a track meet. (Kear's doctor said the young man's "skull had been cracked from ear to ear.") His chances of survival were very low. His family and parish began praying to Fr. Kapaun for help.