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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.

Thatcher’s role in defeating Communism was her greatest legacy

Along with President Reagan she helped to create a free Poland

Margaret Thatcher: ‘No faith is only a faith for Sundays’

In 1978 Catholic Herald editor Richard Dowden had an in-depth interview with Margaret Thatcher. We reproduce it in full here

Margaret Thatcher was a woman of extraordinary calibre driven by a dedication to hard work

Beyond politics she had many qualities that ought to command universal admiration

Archbishop Nichols prays for repose of Baroness Thatcher’s soul

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’

The devotion of Rome’s Christian Empresses to saints is a model for our hard-edged politicians

If only David Cameron could enthuse about St Edward the Confessor, say, or St Bernadette of Lourdes

Farewell Norman St John Stevas, staunch champion of the unborn

Lord St John of Fawsley was a colourful and charming figure, but also a scholar and a tireless parliamentarian

More than any monarch, Queen Elizabeth II understands the spiritual element of her coronation oath

Christianity is at the centre of her tireless dedication to public service

We should never give in to moral relativism

Whether one is Labour or Tory, believer or not, you can’t change the natural laws