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Debate: Did John Paul II fundamentally renew Catholicism?

John Paul II greets a crowd while on holiday in Val D'Aosta, Italy (CNS/ Arturo Mari)

Or did he fail to tackle the deepest problems of the Church?

Morning Catholic must-reads: 27/04/11

A woman prays before a painting of Pope John Paul II at Santo Spirito Church in Rome (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

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

Shahbaz Bhatti is not the only martyr in the struggle against Pakistan’s blasphemy laws

Pakistani Christians clash with the police following the protest suicide of Bishop John Joseph (AP Photo)

In 1998 Bishop John Joseph committed suicide in protest at the terrible laws. Thirteen years on, the government still buries its head in the sand

What does the Church teach about dialogue with Islam?

Benedict XVI visits the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey (CNS photo/Patrick Hertzog, Pool via Reuters)

The documents of Vatican II did address Islam in passing, though they seem a little optimistic now

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 26/04/11

A statue of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha stands in the grounds of the shrine dedicated to the Native American convert to Catholicism  (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec)

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

A plea to Archbishop-designate Stack: tell the people of Cardiff that you believe in Our Lady’s intercession

Archbishop-designate George Stack caused controversy by appearing to cast doubt over the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Photo: PA)

It’s urgent that he explains his speech to the General Synod

How was your Easter?

How was your Easter?

Easter on the island of Malta is filled with colourful processions and feasting

There is no room for anti-Semitism in the Church

A Passion play in Panama (Press Association Images)

What does the cry of the people baying for blood during Christ’s Passion really mean?

Where will you have us prepare for you to eat the Passover?

Photo: Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham

Fr Andrew Burnham preaches at reception of the Oxford Ordinariate group as the personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham continues to grow

Debate: Is it a sin to destroy a blasphemous artwork?

"Immersion - P--- Christ", a 1987 photograph by American artist Andres Serrano, pictured after it was attacked on Sunday (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

Or can it sometimes be morally legitimate to demolish objects that appear to mock Christianity?