PRAYER REQUEST: Bp. Fred Campbell, D. Columbus, OH

In your kindness please pray for Bishop Fred Cambell of Columbus, OH, who is having amputation surgery today.  

Bishop Campbell will have his left leg amputated below the knee today, Monday, because of skin cancer, according to a letter released by the Catholic Diocese yesterday.

Doctors have diagnosed squamous cell carcinoma in Campbell, 65. He also has osteomyelitis, an infection, in multiple bones in his foot, and an open wound that will not heal.

In charity, pray for him.

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  1. My former pastor and teacher. His witness and faith inspired me to pursue a vocation. My prayers are with him.

  2. Jim says:

    I will pray for him. May the Lord cleanse him from his sins and grant him health of body and soul.

  3. Christophorus says:

    At St Joseph’s Cathederal tonight, the celebrant announced that Bishop Campbell was out of surgury and the doctors were pleased with the results

  4. Kaneohe says:

    I will pray for him. He is truly sharing in the suffering of our Lord Jesus Christ.
    May God give him grace and peace.

  5. Dr. Eric says:

    I offer my prayers through the intercession of St. Peregrine!

  6. ckdexterhaven says:

    I will pray for him.

  7. TNCath says:

    I know squanomous tumors well. My grandfather had the same thing and had his arm amputated way back in 1973. He lived another 20 years, so let us hope and pray Bishop Campbell lives twice as long. Ad multos annos and prayers for a speedy recovery!

  8. Tom R. says:

    Thank you for the prayers and good wishes for our dear bishop. Our family rosary was said for him last night.

    Christophorus, I’m glad to hear the new of the announcement at the Cathedral this evening. A friend was asking whether I’d heard anything and I’ll be glad to pass this good news on.

  9. Prayers for good Bishop Campbell! May the Holy Spirit aid and console him in this time!

  10. John316 says:

    God bless and protect this shepherd and friend of the TLM

  11. Paul Haley says:

    Though I do not know this bishop I pray for his recovery from what has obviously been a grueling ordeal. May his suffering be to all of us a witness to our Faith that suffering does have a place in the overall scheme of salvation. God bless and keep you, dear bishop.

  12. Ohio Annie says:

    Bishop Campbell is my bishop. I am starting a St. Peregrine novena relay for him. I will take the first stint. Last time, I got eleven people and we kept it going for 99 days.

    Proper healing of the stump will be the big problem now. There are excellent wound specialists in Columbus.

  13. John316 says:

    I always found the phrase “this joyous season of Lent” very odd whenever I heard
    it at the OF. What a powerful witness this successor of the apostles
    is giving by offering up this suffering during Lent. Years ago, I visited a convent
    and was taken to the place where limbs from soldiers in the War Between the States
    were buried as well as those from WW2. Is this still done? Would they be interred
    in the cathedral crypt if there is one?

  14. Megan says:

    Bishop Campbell is a man of great faith who serves the Diocese of Columbus with honor and dignity. My prayers are with him.

  15. irishgirl says:

    I will send up a Hail Mary for him. I’m sure that he will offer his sufferings, as Holy Week approaches, for the good of the Church.

  16. Tom R. says:

    March 30, 2009 – The Diocese of Columbus is pleased to report that the surgery that Bishop Frederick F. Campbell underwent today involving amputation of his left foot in order to remove squamous cell carcinoma and osteomyelitis of multiple bones in his foot was successful. He is now resting comfortably and will be giving himself the time and space he needs in order to heal so that he can return to the full exercise of his duties as Bishop of Columbus in the near future. His prognosis remains excellent. Bishop Campbell is grateful for the many prayers and expressions of support he has received so far. Please continue to keep Bishop Campbell in your prayers. Those wishing to send a card or note of support may do so by mail to: Chancery Office, Diocese of Columbus, 198 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215.

  17. A Random Friar says:

    Offered a Mass and my prayers this day for him, and sent him a postcard.

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