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    May 6, 2015

    Pope suggests 'Divine Comedy' as important reading for Year of Mercy

    By Elliot Williams
    Catholic News Service

    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy is more than a literary masterpiece, it is an invitation "to rediscover the lost or obscured meaning of our human path and to hope to see again the glowing horizon on which the dignity of the human person shines in its fullness," Pope Francis said.

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    May 5, 2015

    Schoendienst quietly lives his faith, serves as mentor to young players


    (CNS photo/Tannen Maury, EPA)

    By Joseph Kenny, Catholic News Service
    ST. LOUIS (CNS) -- Seventy years ago, a ballplayer from a small-town Catholic family began a Hall of Fame career in major league baseball.

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    May 5, 2015

    Baltimore prays for peace, progress in addressing systemic injustices


    (CNS photo/Sait Kernan Gurbuz, Reuters)

    By Erik Zygmont, Catholic News Service
    BALTIMORE (CNS) -- Prayer provides the strength and patience needed to love neighbors and will help Baltimoreans as they addresses the injustices that led to a night of rioting and looting, Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore said.

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    May 5, 2015

    Vatican unveils logo, prayer, details of Holy Year of Mercy

    By Carol Glatz
    Catholic News Service
    (CNS photo/courtesy of the Pontifical Council of the New Evangelization)

    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The Holy Year of Mercy will be an opportunity to encourage Christians to meet people's "real needs" with concrete assistance, to experience a "true pilgrimage" on foot, and to send "missionaries of mercy" throughout the world to forgive even the most serious of sins, said Archbishop Rino Fisichella.


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