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Catholic Cemeteries holds 35th burial of indigent, unborn

With the sound of cicadas coming from the trees and a gentle breeze in the air, the Archdiocese of Chicago and Cook County officials buried the cremated remains of 160 unclaimed or indigent adults and 39 unborn children June 5 at Mount Olivet Cemetery.

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Local Catholics react to news of Carlo Acutis’ upcoming canonization

When Pope Francis recognized a second miracle attributed to Blessed Carlo Acutis in May, Catholics across the Archdiocese of Chicago rejoiced. The archdiocese is home to the only Catholic parish in the western hemisphere under the soon-to-be millennial saint’s patronage, and those who minister to teenagers and young adults have offered him as an example of how a young person can be holy in an Internet-connected world.

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Faith in God is key to longevity, 107-year-old says

On the sunny afternoon of June 4, Francisca “Paquita” Morales took visitors to see the boxed gardens where she grows beans, cilantro, peppers and other vegetables at the Hispanic Housing Development Corporation’s Plaza Taino in Humboldt Park. Dressed in a satiny pink flowered dress with freshly painted pink finger and toe nails, she then led the visitors to a courtyard where she likes to spend time during the day praying.

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Women, men religious celebrate milestones

With this issue, Chicago Catholic thanks the religious women and men who have devoted their lives to serving the people of God. In the following pages, we honor over 150 teachers, nurses, chaplains and parish priests who have given anywhere from 25 to 85 years in service of the Lord.

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Being generous is everyone’s birthright, speaker says

Being generous is the birthright of every person, Kerry Alys Robinson said during a panel discussion hosted by Catholic Charities May 16, and if everyone takes advantage of the opportunity to be generous with their money, time and attention, there will be more than enough to go around.

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