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Retired Chicago auxiliary bishop dies; recalled as pastor and teacher

Retired Auxiliary Bishop Thad J. Jakubowksi of Chicago died Sunday at St. Mary of Providence Home, where he lived. He was 89.

A vigil is scheduled for Thursday at St. Robert Bellarmine Church, with a funeral Mass to be celebrated Friday at Holy Name Cathedral. Fr. Thomas Mulcrone, Chicago Fire Department chaplain, who lived with Jakubowksi at St. Mary of Providence, is to give the homily.

Jakubowksi was remembered as a pastor and teacher, someone who was direct and approachable.

Educators say interest hike puts college out of reach for more students

The president of Trinity Washington University chastised congressional lawmakers for not stopping a hike in the interest rate on student loans.

"The failure of Congress to prevent interest rates on Stafford loans from doubling is simply reprehensible," Patricia McGuire told Catholic News Service.

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