Music: Sinead Keeps The Faith

The outspoken Irish singer sounds off on her new priesthood, celibacy, child rearing--and making her best album in years

Bewley's Cafe would not seem to be a Sinead O'Connor kind of place. Given her reputation as a fiery, outspoken singer, one might expect her to favor shadowy, wrong-side-of-town pubs. Bewley's on Westmoreland Street at first glace seems like the kind of coffeehouse where one might spy Chandler, Monica and the rest of the Friends gang sipping cappuccinos. But in truth, Bewley's is a historic chain in Ireland (James Joyce is claimed as a past patron), so this is where O'Connor, who lives nearby in a three-bedroom apartment, chooses to meet and talk about Faith and Courage, her brilliant new album...

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