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Poland is still the land of Blessed John Paul II

Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary, Krakow (AP)

Its people have confidence in themselves and the mission of the Church

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Cardinal Bertone pictured with Pope Benedict in Milan earlier this month (AP)

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The Yad Vashem Holocaust museum has qualified its hostile representation of Pius XII’s policy towards the Jews; but this, though welcome, is not enough

The Hall of Names at Yad Vashem (Photo: PA)

Interestingly, its hostility has been encouraged by the ongoing liberal Catholic anti-Vatican campaign

The battle to vindicate Pius XII is being won

Part of the display about Pope Pius XII at Yad Vashem, Israel's national Holocaust memorial (AP photo)

The changes at Yad Vashem show that the black legend against the wartime pontiff is on the way out

The pro-life movement needs to be divided if it is to win battles in Parliament

Lord Falconer is proposing a draft bill to legalise assisted suicide (PA photo)

We need one lobby group to fight for the unborn child and another to oppose assisted suicide

Morning Catholic must-reads: 03/06/12

Bishop Gerhard Müller speaks to reporters in 2010 (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

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Why the chattering classes are keeping life-ending pills close to hand

The news reporter John Simpson says he has 'a couple of pills handy' (PA photo)

If you don’t believe in eternal life it’s hard to find meaning in the indignities of old age

A surprising number think that because of his beliefs Tony Blair should have been denied entry into the Church: But wouldn’t that mean a lot of expulsions?

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair arrives to give evidence at the Leveson inquiry at the Royal Courts of Justice in central London, Monday, May 28, 2012. The Leveson inquiry is Britain's media ethics probe that was set up in the wake of the scandal over phone hacking at Rupert Murdoch's News of the World, which was shut in July after it became clear that the tabloid had systematically broken the law. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

Nobody sincerely wanting to become a Catholic should ever be refused: their reasons are between themselves and God

Morning Catholic must-reads: 02/07/12

A display featuring Pius XII at Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial (CNS)

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The Vatican, not before time, has appointed a lay professional as its ‘communications adviser’. Significantly, he’s an Opus Dei numerary

New Vatican communications adviser Greg Burke (Photo: CNS)

In a bare decade, Opus Dei has gone from being ‘secretive’ and misunderstood to being the Church’s PR experts