Bishop Nyandoro calls for peace during a grand visit to Kwekwe

Tatenda Mqetu Gweru Diocese Bishop Right Reverend Rudolph Nyandoro this year celebrated Zimbabwe's 41st Independence in Kwekwe Deanery at St. Edwards following an invitation by the parish with the motive to align its vision with that of the Diocese. Addressing the parishioners in attendance of the Holy Mass on the 18th of April 2021 Bishop … Continue reading Bishop Nyandoro calls for peace during a grand visit to Kwekwe

Catholic Archdiocese of Harare’s priests and religious vaccinated against Covid-19

By Br. Alfonce Kugwa About 288 out of 416 priests and religious under the Catholic Archdiocese of Harare were vaccinated with the Sinopharm vaccine at the Jubilee Hall in the capital today. Priests and Sisters of different age groups received a jab of the vaccine in response to Vice President Constantino Chiwenga’s invitation to have … Continue reading Catholic Archdiocese of Harare’s priests and religious vaccinated against Covid-19

Church embarks on campaign to conserve environment in the spirit of Laudato Si’

By Br. Alfonce Kugwa As the rate of environmental degradation continues to escalate with serious implications on flora, fauna and marine life, humanity must take immediate action to avoid further damage to our common habitat. Pope Francis in his Encyclical Laudato Si’ says: “We need a conversation which includes everyone, since the environmental challenge we … Continue reading Church embarks on campaign to conserve environment in the spirit of Laudato Si’

Pope Francis navigating the Church in our times

By Benjamin Chaya When Jose Bergoglio who hails from Argentina stepped up to the central balcony of St Peters basilica to be introduced as the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church on 13 March 2013, taking the name Francis, he was indeed a Pope of many firsts; He was the first Pope from the Americas, … Continue reading Pope Francis navigating the Church in our times

President Mnangagwa pays tribute to Sr. Janice McLaughlin for her contribution towards Zimbabwe’s liberation

By CCN Report Sr. Janice Mclaughlin. ZIMBABWE President Emmerson Mnangagwa has sent a message of condolence to the Catholic Church and Maryknoll Sisters Zimbabwe and International following the death of Sister Janice Mclaughlin. Sister Janice, who had a deep and abiding love of Africa in general and Zimbabwe in particular where she used her devout … Continue reading President Mnangagwa pays tribute to Sr. Janice McLaughlin for her contribution towards Zimbabwe’s liberation

International Women’s Day 08 March 2021

Theme: Women in Leadership: Achieving an Equal Future in a COVID-19 World. CCJPZ recognises the significant progress made by women towards active participation in the Political, Social, Economic and Cultural domain. Special mention goes to our female justice and peace animators, who continue to promote justice and peace throughout the country and sometimes under very … Continue reading International Women’s Day 08 March 2021

Hard work, simplicity and tenacity: the SMB spirit lives on

By Fr. Peter Chimombe This picture shows the Bethlehem Mission Society Priests and Brothers during a retreat. Most of them in this picture have died and very few are left in the country. In January 2021 Fr. Pius Baettig (SMB) and Br. Burkart were called to their eternal home while in February we lost yet … Continue reading Hard work, simplicity and tenacity: the SMB spirit lives on

The life of a rural based priest under Covid-19 in Zimbabwe

By Br. Alfonce Kugwa The life of a catholic parish or mission is in its people and the relationship is like that of fish and water. Canon Law teaches that a parish is a certain community of Christ's faithful stably established within a particular Church, whose pastoral care, under the authority of the diocesan Bishop, is entrusted to a … Continue reading The life of a rural based priest under Covid-19 in Zimbabwe

Corruption: a practice or menace in Zimbabwe (part iii)

By Dr. Stanislaus Steyn Paridzirai Matindike In Part II of this article, we gave examples of corruptive behaviour in the Church, government and community. The examples were a reflection of the chirigo practice emerging in different situations. In Zimbabwe today chirigo is becoming a culturally justifiable offered fee or fee on request for any transaction … Continue reading Corruption: a practice or menace in Zimbabwe (part iii)

Facts around Covid-19 vaccination

By Br. Alfonce Kugwa The role out of the Covid-19 vaccine in the world has caused a lot of anxiety resulting in a lot of myths and misconceptions. There is a lot of mistrust and scepticism about the vaccine especially the Sinopharm vaccine that has been donated to Zimbabwe by the government of China. The … Continue reading Facts around Covid-19 vaccination

Testing for Covid-19 still erratic in many hospitals

By Br. Alfonce Kugwa Nurses screen visitors to Muvonde at the gate to the hospital. The issue of testing for Covid-19 is still critical in many hospitals in Zimbabwe with some hospitals having received fewer test kits not enough even to test their frontline staff. This was revealed at Muvonde Mission Hospital under Gweru Diocese … Continue reading Testing for Covid-19 still erratic in many hospitals

St. Joseph and his lessons for our time

By Benjamin Chaya Pope Francis declared the year of St. Joseph through the Apostolic Letter entitled Patris corde (“With a Father’s Heart”).The Letter marks the 150th anniversary of Blessed Pope Pius IX’s declaration of St Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church. To celebrate the anniversary, Pope Francis proclaimed a special “Year of St. Joseph,” … Continue reading St. Joseph and his lessons for our time

Tribute to “Madede” Br. John Burkart: The man who defined the Brothers of St. Paul

By Br. Alfonce Kugwa The late Br. John Burkart SMB He was for some time a pilot for Gweru Diocese, flying the Cessna aircraft bought by American doctors who manned mission hospitals, a mechanic, an electrician, a singer and a great cook before he dedicated the greater part of his life as the Novice Master … Continue reading Tribute to “Madede” Br. John Burkart: The man who defined the Brothers of St. Paul

Classes of People Who Visit Me in a Parish

By Fr. Matthew Pasi Madziva  The table below is basically a snapshot of what happens in a normal parish situation on a daily basis as experienced by the writer in his 19 years of pastoral experience. The table shows, 1) the classes of people who make the day for a priest, we may call them … Continue reading Classes of People Who Visit Me in a Parish

Fight Covid-19 stigma: Coronavirus challenges us to exercise virtues of charity and compassion

By Br. Alfonce Kugwa Covid-19 may cause conflicts in communities and families if the situation is not handled properly. Disasters naturally trigger sentiments of fear among the affected communities, groups and families. Worse still, humanitarian disasters that come in form of diseases instill more fear and mistrust among people as they suspect each other of … Continue reading Fight Covid-19 stigma: Coronavirus challenges us to exercise virtues of charity and compassion