Lorraine Cavanagh

May 1, 2020

Authority and Power on Good Shepherd Sunday

Victorian imagery has contributed significantly, in my opinion, to the sentimentalisation of Christ as the Good Shepherd. I have been looking for images of the bad […]
March 31, 2020

The Eucharist – A Virtual Necessity?

I am not a great Skype enthusiast. I don’t disagree with it in principle. It’s just that I find that it doesn’t quite deliver what it […]
February 29, 2020

Finding the Church

Between September 1665 and November 1666, in the village of Eyam, 260 people died of the plague, including a visitor who had come to sell cloth […]
May 25, 2019

Welcoming new humanity

Certain species revert to a non-procreative default position when they sense that their collective life is under threat. But not so with human beings. Against all […]
April 2, 2019

‘It is finished’ Lorraine Cavanagh on last words

“To my supporters and all who stood by me, thank you. By no means am I happy for what I’ve done.  I have asked the Lord […]
March 24, 2019

‘Losing something irreplaceable and of great value to all’

‘To proclaim the need for new ideas has served, in some measure, as a substitute for them’ wrote the economist and diplomat, J.K. Galbraith. If his […]
February 20, 2019

The Healing of a Madness: Brexit and Trump

According to one of the Oxford dictionaries, there is a possible link between madness and creativity, a truth born out by a few great artists but […]
February 20, 2019

Lorraine Cavanagh on the case of Shamima Begum: an unrepentant prodigal

Somewhere between Nathanial Hawthorne’s Hester Prynne (The Scarlet Letter) and the story of the Prodigal Son we meet Shamima Begum, a nineteen year old mother of […]