Category: Moerdyk

Are Volunteers a Nightmare?

About 40 years ago I was waylaid in Hillbrow, Johannesburg, by an Irish Catholic priest who wanted to have a closer look at my rather snazzy Italian...

It’s over and out from me

Almost exactly four years ago, following the untimely death of Owen Williams, who penned this back page column for decades with so much dedication and vigour, the...

Antiseptically yours, Chris

Last month a letter to the editor by Albert Vianello raised the question of germs, and a fellow Catholic, Dr Michael Pravetz, responded by pointing out that...

Marketing the faith for good

There is increasing sentiment within various levels of Catholic hierarchy these days about the biggest challenge facing the Church: the education of the laity. There is more...

Navigating the church pew

There is nothing that appeals more to my innate sense of laziness than receiving e-mails from fellow Catholics who are able to put profound pen to paper...

Let’s pursue some things trival

The encroachment of television, video games, iPads and smartphones on family life by offering so many platforms for entertainment, seems to have resulted in everyone doing their...

Living the Leviticus way

My father was a wise man, as legions of matric pupils at Pretoria Boys High School will attest. I remember with gratitude two specific pearls of wisdom...