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Topic: Dante

Why is Shakespeare so mysterious? Because he was a Catholic in an age of vicious persecution

Generations of Englishmen have ignored or smothered the Bard’s ‘treacherous’ popery

Morning Catholic must-reads: 08/10/13

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

People become bored by religion because they do not understand it

And talk of Hell is not the best way to bring them back

The man who put purgatory on the map

A N Wilson suggests that purgatory only became part of Church doctrine in 1274