Author: Michael Shackleton

Paying a Debt Forward?

Our children became our debtors when my wife and I with God’s help gave them life. Aren’t they obliged to pay us back as much as they can? Our gift to them was of...

The Poetry Of A Priest

IN QUIET REALM, Poems by Lawrence Mduduzi Ndlovu. Write-On Publishing. 2018. 113pp. Reviewed by Michael Shackleton In his poem “The Daffodils”, William Wordsworth wrote that he would often lie on his couch “in vacant or in...

Are We Doomed?

Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’ is like a whisper against thunder. All around us, his call to respect the biodiversity of planet Earth is ignored. Has the pope’s lone voice any serious listeners outside...