How Baroness Thatcher planned her own funeral and chose the hymn played at Princess Diana’s funeral ‘I Vow To Thee, My Country'Baroness believed to have begun preparations eight years agoThe service will be held at St Paul's Cathedral next Wednesday By Anna Edwards PUBLISHED: 01:04 GMT, 13 April 2013 | UPDATED: 08:40 GMT, 13 April 2013 Baroness Margaret Thatcher is believed to have begun plans for her funeral eight years ago Even from the grave, Baroness Thatcher has managed to rule how her own funeral will be conducted. The former prime minister meticulously planned how the farewell service will run – from the singing to who gives the readings
Britain's top Catholic clergyman Cardinal Keith O'Brien accused of 'inappropriate behaviour' by four priests Cardinal O'Brien, 74, faces claims of inappropriate attention by four priests One priest alleges 'unwanted behaviour' after late-night drinking Another priest said he was 18 when 'inappropriately approachedO'Brien now faces demands for his immediate resignation O'Brien wrote of his concerns over same-sex marriage in Scotland in The Daily Telegraph. He said the proposal represents a 'grotesque subversion of a universally accepted human right'. 'Same-sex marriage would eliminate entirely in law the basic idea of a mother and a father for every child,' he added.
Let priests wed, says UK's senior Catholic in call to overturn centuries of tradition By Jim Mcbeth PUBLISHED: 01:38 GMT, 23 February 2013 | UPDATED: 11:08 GMT, 23 February 2013 Ideas: Cardinal Keith O'Brien, Britain's top Roman Catholic and one of the men who will choose the next Pope, says the Church should overturn centuries of tradition and allow priests to marry Britain’s top Roman Catholic, one of the men who will choose the next Pope, says the Church should overturn centuries of tradition and allow priests to marry.