UPDATE 1858 CST:
I received a note from St. John Cantius in Chicago about Fr. Phillips:
With the help of God’s grace and many prayers, Fr. Phillips has had a tremendous improvement today. He is continuing his recovery under the doctor’s supervision, and he is resting well. He deeply appreciates the many thoughts and sentiments of those who have expressed concern for his health. Please continue to pray for him.
Published on: Feb 2, 2013 @ 16:28
I am getting a flood of email in which people are saying that Fr. Frank Phillips, founder of the Canons of St. John Cantius in Chicago is in a “coma” after surgery.
I called St. John’s to find out the straight story. NO.
As of this writing, Fr. Phillips is not in a coma so don’t spread false stories.
That said, he sure could use your prayers!
Fr. Phillips is in the hospital. He is not doing well after knee-replacement surgery. As of 4:30 CST, he is in critical but stable condition. There are some complications.
Definitely not good, but not a “coma”.
Do NOT call the parish for news. They have plenty on their plate. They will let me and others know what is going on. Don’t play “telephone” and blow the story up into something that isn’t true. Okay?
In your charity, pray for Fr. Phillips and for that good community.