Margaret Thatcher had her critics, Pope Francis can expect to have his too
Topic: Margaret Thatcher
Margaret Thatcher was my political opponent, but it would be disingenuous to ignore her achievements
Unlike today’s posturing MPs, The Iron Lady was a conviction politician
Some think it ironic that pugnacious Mrs Thatcher should pray for harmony. But she was closer to St Francis than you may think.
She believed also in truth, in faith, and in hope where there was despair; and she prayed for these things, too.
Along with President Reagan she helped to create a free Poland
In 1978 Catholic Herald editor Richard Dowden had an in-depth interview with Margaret Thatcher. We reproduce it in full here
Beyond politics she had many qualities that ought to command universal admiration
Archbishop of Westminster says he is praying for the repose of her soul as well as for ‘the intentions of all those who now mourn her’
If only David Cameron could enthuse about St Edward the Confessor, say, or St Bernadette of Lourdes
Lord St John of Fawsley was a colourful and charming figure, but also a scholar and a tireless parliamentarian
Christianity is at the centre of her tireless dedication to public service