Church on women empowerment drive in the fight against Gender Based Violence

By Br. Alfonce Kugwa The Diocese of Masvingo through its humanitarian and developmental arm, Caritas, is on an empowerment drive to eliminate Gender Based Violence (GBV) in communities starting with Bikita District. The initiative which is meant to empower women with knowledge and self-help projects involves different Church bodies operating in the district’s wards 12 … Continue reading Church on women empowerment drive in the fight against Gender Based Violence

Maryward Sisters celebrate 70 years of presence in Zimbabwe

By Br. Alfonce Kugwa CJ Sisters pose for a picture as they celebrate 70 years of existence in Zimbabwe. The vow that Mother General Edelburga Solzbacher made on 13 May 1947 when the Maryward Mainz Convent in Germany caught fire that if the Lord protects the sisters, she would open a mission in Africa was … Continue reading Maryward Sisters celebrate 70 years of presence in Zimbabwe

Justice for Memory Machaya is Justice for all women and girls

#Justice4Memory Published by ZHOCD Statement Zimbabwe recently woke up to the shocking news of the 14 year old girl who had died on the 15th of July 2021 at the shrine of the Johani Marange whilst giving birth. The story says Memory Machaya was married to a man almost three times her age when she … Continue reading Justice for Memory Machaya is Justice for all women and girls

Village-based Covid-19 Task Force the way to go in harnessing Covid-19

By Fr. Limukani Ndlovu, Archdiocese of Bulawayo and Felicia Machingura, Gweru Diocese As reported in the (New Zimbabwe, 4 August 2020), President Emmerson Mnangagwa appointed his Vice President Constantino Chiwenga as the Minister of Health and Child Care (MOHCC) replacing his predecessor who had been sacked due to allegations of involvement in a drug tender scandal. … Continue reading Village-based Covid-19 Task Force the way to go in harnessing Covid-19

Striking a balance during the Covid-19 era: A human rights approach

By Simon Parwaringira CCJP Masvingo Diocese Covid-19 is arguably the greatest challenge faced by the human race since the Second World War. Globally, the pandemic has had far reaching negative impact on politics, socio-economic livelihoods and well-being of a large section of both the rich and the poor population of the world. In as much … Continue reading Striking a balance during the Covid-19 era: A human rights approach

MARY AS A MODEL OF RESILIENCE FOR WOMEN IN AFRICA

By Fr. Peter Chimombe Fr. Peter Chimombe The Church teaches us in Mariology that the virgin Mother Mary has a tripartite role to play in the Church as; MotherMediator, andModel. This article looks at the third role, in the wake of an increase in gender based violence, divorce and infidelity in Africa.     The economic down … Continue reading MARY AS A MODEL OF RESILIENCE FOR WOMEN IN AFRICA

Closure of schools due to Covid-19 increase children’s exposure to online bullying, pornography, sexual violence and exploitation

By Theresa Sanyatwe Closure of schools due to Covid-19 increase children’s exposure to online bullying, pornography, sexual violence and exploitation By Theresa Sanyatwe Introduction: Movement restrictions and closure of schools also mean that children spend more time online, thus increase their exposure to online bullying, pornography, sexual violence and exploitation. Perpetrators are taking advantage of … Continue reading Closure of schools due to Covid-19 increase children’s exposure to online bullying, pornography, sexual violence and exploitation

Covid-19 exposes young adults to poverty and misery

By Fr. Phillip Kembo This article is meant to address young adults who are losing time, jobs, relationships, opportunities and everything due to Covid-19 pandemic. Life is not the same for the youth and young adult as their door to a better life remains shut as a result of many challenges compounded by unemployment and … Continue reading Covid-19 exposes young adults to poverty and misery

“I am with you always”: Celebrating the Day for Grandparents and the Elderly

By Fr. Limukani Ndlovu Fr. Limukan Ndlovu chats to an old lady during one of his pastoral visits. As an older person himself, St. John Paul II (St. JPII) engaged in an empathetic conversation with the elderly through his apostolic letter of 1999. His thoughts were affectionately turned towards the elderly people of all languages … Continue reading “I am with you always”: Celebrating the Day for Grandparents and the Elderly

I am not coming with answers but I am coming with prayers, Bishop Elect for Hwange Diocese

By Br. Alfonce Kugwa Monsignor Raphael Macebo Mabuza Ncube appointed as the new Bishop of Hwange. Pope Francis has on 5 July 2021 appointed Monsignor Raphael Macebo Mabuza Ncube as the new Bishop of Hwange Diocese. The Bishop elect succeeds Bishop Jose’ Alberto Serrano Antion S.M.I who as has been at the helm of the … Continue reading I am not coming with answers but I am coming with prayers, Bishop Elect for Hwange Diocese

St. Luke Hospital destined to be a beacon of health provision in Matebeleland North after donation of a solar project

By Br. Alfonce Kugwa Dr. Raymond Shandare and St. Luke Hospital Administrator Mrs. Geraldine Jongwe pose for a picture at the solar project donated by the Ministry of Health and Child Care. St. Luke hospital which lies in the bushy area along the Bulawayo-Victoria Falls highway just before Lupane has become the beacon of health … Continue reading St. Luke Hospital destined to be a beacon of health provision in Matebeleland North after donation of a solar project

The Monastery of Christ the Word celebrates 25 years of existence in Zimbabwe

Front view of the Monastery of Christ the Word in Macheke. In 1992 a conference of Southern African Benedictines held at Chishawasha seminary outside Harare raised the possibility of having Benedictine monks in Zimbabwe. The Zimbabwean Bishops went on to invite the monastery of Ampleforth in the North of England to found a monastery in Zimbabwe.  The neighbouring Precious Blood … Continue reading The Monastery of Christ the Word celebrates 25 years of existence in Zimbabwe

Let Us Save the Children from Ritual Murders

1.0 Introduction Zimbabwe has experienced wide spread reports of ritual murders in the past months. The nature of these rituals, involves the removal of some of the body parts from the victims, for ritual purposes. The targeted groups to these cruel activities have been the innocent children who are ruthlessly abducted and murdered and have … Continue reading Let Us Save the Children from Ritual Murders

Missionary Daughters of Calvary Sisters put up gigantic Tshongokwe health centre in Hwange

By Br. Alfonce Kugwa Tshongokwe Hospital which is being built by the Missionary Daughters of Calvary in Hwange Diocese. Since the demolition of Tshongokwe Mission in Hwange Diocese during the war of liberation, the area has been in the doldrums of development with nothing significant to contribute to the wellbeing of people in that area. … Continue reading Missionary Daughters of Calvary Sisters put up gigantic Tshongokwe health centre in Hwange

Who shall save the children from ritual sacrifices?

By Br. Alfonce Kugwa The killing of children is a phenomenon that was commonly practiced in the pre-Christian era in Africa and Zimbabwe in particular. This included the killing of children whose birth was considered to be a curse to the family. This resulted in the elimination of twins, albinos, breech deliveries, children born with … Continue reading Who shall save the children from ritual sacrifices?