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?

The creative power of words; Sin sounds sweet

By Benjamin Chaya When one wants something or to influence others to act in a certain way one chooses the words to say. We often see advertisements by the shops saying an item costs $999.99 instead of $1000. In the mind of the potential customer it sounds a whole lot cheaper. Those who are married … Continue reading The creative power of words; Sin sounds sweet

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