Sinead finds meaning in "Theology"
She once tore up a picture of Pope John Paul II and, some years later, was ordained as Mother Bernadette Marie by a breakaway Catholic sect. Opprobrium stuck to Sinead O'Connor like a nylon chasuble. But next month, the singer will have the chattering classes spluttering into their tea again with an appearance on the BBC's Songs of Praise. O'Connor lives in Monkstown, an unprepossessing Dublin suburb. The gaudy statue of Our Lady on the doorstep of the imposing Georgian house gives a clue to the rebel within - Paula McGinley
18 Jun 2007