Card. George diagnosed with cancer

Perhaps in your goodness you would remember Card. George in your prayers, perhaps even offering some penances and mortifications for him.

From WGN:

WGN News

4:11 p.m. CDT, August 17, 2012

Cardinal Francis George will undergo treatment for cancer, the Chicago Archdiocese announced Friday afternoon.

According to a statement from the Archdiocese, the Cardinal underwent a procedure on Wednesday August 15 at Loyola University Medical Center.

Today the Cardinal met with his doctors who reviewed test results with him which indicated cancerous cells in his kidney and in a nodule that was removed from his liver, the statement said.

Doctors will work with Cardinal George to plan a course of treatment. He will be resting at home this weekend and will be on retreat next week, according to the statement.

The Archdiocese had no further information.

Cardinal George, 75, has a history of health problems, he underwent surgery for a rare form of bladder cancer six years ago.

He also suffered from polio when he was a child.

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  1. I will pray for a speedy and quick recovery…and for a replacement to be named soon.

  2. lucy says:

    Sent out a prayer request to many priests and lay folks to pray for him.

  3. Supertradmum says:

    As a cancer survivor, I sympathize deeply. Prayers coming from London.

  4. AnAmericanMother says:

    Prayers from the wife of a leukemia sufferer and daughter of two cancer survivors (once twice).

  5. Girgadis says:

    I will surely remember Cardinal George in my prayers and at Mass. “The intentions listed on Father Z’s blog” are something I try to remember at every Mass.

  6. David Zampino says:

    His Eminence is in my prayers.

  7. Liz says:

    I will pray for Cardinal George.

  8. lydia says:

    Offering prayers tonight and at Mass tomorrow for Cardinal George.

  9. frjim4321 says:

    Well sorry folks but if I were to say what I need to say about cancer and used the necessary language required to convey my thoughts I would probably incur a permanent ejection from this group. I think it is safe to say that “cancer s**ks.” It really doesn’t care about political party or religious ideology, its just there. And cancer really p****s me off a lot.

    Of course the whole archdiocese will pray for him over the weekend, and I am pretty sure the rest of the province got the fax as well.

  10. Geoffrey says:

    Praying for His Eminence…

  11. Peggy R says:

    I shall pray for His Eminence as well. St Peregrine, St Luke pray for him and all those who suffer from cancer. (Cancer is such a mystery beyond my human understanding!)

  12. Mamma B says:

    May the Lord grant him a quick return to health!

  13. Pax--tecum says:

    I’m going to pray Lauds right now and I will pray for Cardinal George. May God give him a quick recovery.

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  15. irishgirl says:

    I’m a cancer survivor, too-and I just sent up a Hail Mary for His Eminence Cardinal George.
    May the doctors catch it in its early stages, and may the patient have a full and complete recovery.

  16. aragonjohn7 says:

    In my prayers!!!

  17. BobP says:

    Prayers here too. Cardinal George is a great man.

  18. discipulus says:

    I will remember His Eminence at Mass tommorow. Meanwhile, many prayers going out.

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