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Cardinal George back in hospital for hydration issues, pain management

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Cardinal Francis George, retired archbishop of Chicago, has been readmitted to Loyola University Medical Center for treatment of hydration issues and pain management, according to archdiocesan spokeswoman Susan Burritt.

In a brief statement Saturday, Burritt said the cardinal had requested the update about his health be released. "He asks for and is grateful for your continued prayers," she added.

No further information was available.

Cardinal Raymond Burke: Gays, remarried Catholics, murderers are all the same

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When Pope Francis last year effectively demoted U.S. Cardinal Raymond Burke by moving him out of a senior post in the Vatican to a largely ceremonial role as head of a Rome-based Catholic charity, it was viewed as a way to sideline one of the pope's most outspoken critics on the right.

But the move seems to have left Burke free to air his conservative -- and pointed -- views on efforts to change church practices.

Jesuit made deathbed call for women's ordination

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Seven months after his death, a Jesuit priest's call for the ordination of women has been released in a video.

Jesuit Fr. William Brennan died Aug. 11, 2014, at age 94. But he had previously asked his friend Alice Iaquinta -- a woman ordained in the Roman Catholic Womenpriests movement -- to record him standing by his conviction that women are called to the priesthood. He asked that she wait to release the message until after he had received a proper Catholic burial.

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