- Oct 30, 2020
Bishop Joseph Cistone of Saginaw, Michigan has asked for prayers and some leeway in his schedule following a recent lung cancer diagnosis.
A 43-year-old Catholic nurse in India died on Christmas Day from breast cancer, two years after she refused her doctor’s advice to get an abortion, so she could begin chemotherapy.
When Catholic comedian Judy McDonald was diagnosed with breast cancer, she said, “My faith in Jesus tells me that these trials and tribulations on earth don’t matter. There are ups and downs, but the constant is my Catholic faith. It’s always steadfast.”
In honor of a young cancer patient’s experience who dreamed of St. Philomena before her recovery, the Catholic parish of St. James in Charles Town, West Virginia is holding their second annual St. Philomena Medical Benefit Concert, which will aid cancer victims and their families.
A teenager being treated in the cancer ward of a hospital in Florence was brought by ambulance to the Vatican on Saturday, where he received the sacrament of confirmation from Pope Francis after writing to the pontiff to express his wish to meet him.