You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

The Scoop

  • Here are this year's ten year, final year 4-H members
    The following statement was issued Wednesday by the Allen County 4-H Clubs: Ten year and final year 4-H members were recently recognized at the Allen County Fair.
  • Motorcyclist killed Tuesday identified
    The following statement was issued Wednesday morning by the Allen County Coroner's Office: The motorcyclist who was pronounced dead at the scene of a crash yesterday afternoon just before 1:00 p. m. at East State Boulevard and Bolton Avenue has been
  • Governor Pence Meets with HHS Secretary Burwell to Discuss HIP 2.0
    The following statement was issued Wednesday by the office of Governor Mike Pence:Indianapolis – Today, Governor Mike Pence met with Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell in Washington, D.
Advertisement

Verbatim: Statement from Bishop John M. D’Arcy

Statement from Bishop John M. D’Arcy

January 1, 2013

Since retirement, I come home to Boston to celebrate Christmas Mass with my family and visit with them. Shortly after this Christmas, I began to feel unwell. After consulting my doctor’s office in Fort Wayne, on Sunday, December 30, I went to Saint Elizabeth’s Hospital in Brighton, Massachusetts, where I grew up and the place of my family home.

After extensive tests, they found cancer in the lung and the brain. They kept me overnight – my first night in a hospital since I was born in that same hospital 80 years ago; so, I am ahead of the game thanks to the Good Lord.

I will return to the hospital for more tests and in a few days begin radiation, but I will be able to stay at my family home in Brighton where we all grew up with our dear parents.

It is my hope in two to three weeks to return to the Diocese of Fort Wayne – South Bend and the people I have loved and served for over 1/4 century. My doctors there will pick up on my medical care and probably some chemotherapy. It is my hope to keep all the commitments I have made to the parish missions and Confirmations. Of course, that will depend on the advice of my doctors.

I would like to request the prayers of all the people of the diocese -- priests, seminarians, religious and laity. I trust in the goodness of God and Mary his mother. As I have told so many people over the years, it is a time for trust in His goodness and love. And your prayers will help me to do that.

Most Reverend John M. D’Arcy

Bishop Emeritus

Diocese of Fort Wayne – South Bend

Send items for The Scoop to jgnews@jg.net.

Advertisement