Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Cardinal George

December, 2005 at my parish (I have two of them, this is the one in IL).

Cardinal Francis George is scheduled to undergo surgery Thursday to treat bladder cancer that was diagnosed in recent weeks, Auxiliary Bishop John R. Manz said today.

George released the following statement this afternoon:

"Tomorrow morning I will undergo surgery at Loyola University Medical Center to remove cancer discovered very recently in my bladder. I am informed that I can expect to make a full recovery from this cancer and the surgery to remove it. I have asked my doctors and archdiocesan officials to fully brief you after the surgery on the specifics of the operation and my recovery."

George also said that Rev. John Canary, the vicar general, would be in charge of "day-to-day governance" of the archdiocese while the cardinal convalesced. The statement said there would be a press conference at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Loyola hospital.

In addition to asking all Catholics in the archdiocese to pray for him, George also asked "other friends and colleagues to pray for me."

More at the Tribune

1 comment:

EC Gefroh said...

Praying Sunny!

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Catholic and politically conservative, I graduated with a BA in History (concentration in American) and Political Science. I'm between two parishes; one in Wisconsin that is fairly traditional, and one in Illinois that is fairly liberal. I teach CCD. I work in the food service industry, which basically means I'm working in fast food until I find a better job. I'd like to work for the church somehow. Right now I'm working on getting my teaching certification, although I'm unsure thats the correct path for me. This blog is as random as I am. I hope you enjoy.