Carmelite Superior calls for psychosocial support for communities affected by Covid-19

By Br. Alfonce Kugwa Covid-19 has challenged the authority of the church in a way that has never been imagined. The superior of the Handmaids of Our Lady of Mount Carmel (HLMC) commonly known as the Carmelite Sisters, Sr. Madeline Chapisa, highlighted the need for psychosocial support in religious communities whose members have been affected … Continue reading Carmelite Superior calls for psychosocial support for communities affected by Covid-19

Embracing the new normal before breaking into fragments: Understanding the government’s directive on the movement of bodies

By Rev. Fr. Limukani Ndlovu Zimbabwe's society should get used to changes brought about by COVID-19. The directive of non-movement of bodies is one thing that people should appreciate as a good measure in fighting the pandemic. Jesus called for his contemporaries to urgently embrace the new normal in his first proclamation of the kingdom … Continue reading Embracing the new normal before breaking into fragments: Understanding the government’s directive on the movement of bodies

Religious communities in Zimbabwe urged to create isolation centres as COVID- 19 rears its ugly head in convents

By Br. Alfonce Kugwa  Religious communities of sisters, priests and brothers in Zimbabwe are at high risk of contracting the deadly corona virus. This is because of the nature of their life which compels them to share most facilities such as houses of prayer, recreation, bath rooms and refectory. Most of the religious communities especially … Continue reading Religious communities in Zimbabwe urged to create isolation centres as COVID- 19 rears its ugly head in convents

520 GRADUATE AT CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY AS STUDENT POPULATION INCREASES TO 4 000.

By Br. Alfonce Kugwa 520 students graduated from the Catholic University of Zimbabwe on Friday, 13 April 2018. The graduates were capped by the university Chancellor, Archbishop Robert Christopher Ndlovu in the presence of all Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops, representatives of the Ministry of Education and friends of the Catholic University.  This was the 15th graduation … Continue reading 520 GRADUATE AT CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY AS STUDENT POPULATION INCREASES TO 4 000.

CHURCH URGED TO REMOVE YOUNG PEOPLE FROM DARK SIDE OF LIFE.

By Br. Alfonce Kugwa Children and the Youth were at the centre of the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference’s plenary meeting discussions for 2018. The plenary that took place from 10 -11 April looked at ways of promoting interests of children and the youth in the Church especially this year when the universal church celebrates the … Continue reading CHURCH URGED TO REMOVE YOUNG PEOPLE FROM DARK SIDE OF LIFE.

CHINHOYI DIOCESE RECEIVES BISHOP RAYMOND MUPANDASEKWA IN A COLOURFUL CEREMONY.

Thousands of Christians from across Zimbabwe’s eight Catholic Dioceses thronged Chinhoyi University grounds on Saturday, 7 April 2018 to witness the consecration of the third Bishop of Chinhoyi, Rt. Rev. Raymond Tapiwa Mupandasekwa. The consecration was attended by Bishops, priests, religious brothers and sisters from different congregations and orders. The Speaker of Parliament of Zimbabwe, … Continue reading CHINHOYI DIOCESE RECEIVES BISHOP RAYMOND MUPANDASEKWA IN A COLOURFUL CEREMONY.

BISHOP RAYMOND MUPANDASEKWA TO BE ORDAINED FOR CHINHOYI TOMORROW

All roads lead to Chinhoyi University tomorrow, 07 April 2018 to witness the Episcopal consecration of Monsignor Raymond Mupandasekwa as the new shepherd of the diocese. Monsignor Mupandasekwa becomes the third bishop of Chinhoyi after the late Bishop Helmut Reckter S.J whose tenure as the head of the diocese lasted between 1986 and 2004 and … Continue reading BISHOP RAYMOND MUPANDASEKWA TO BE ORDAINED FOR CHINHOYI TOMORROW

Mercy Servants extends hand to Chikurubi Maximum Prison. 

Its all smiles as Fr. Kunaka hands over donated items to P.C.O.W, Mrs. Mutasa while Mrs. Zakeo looks on. Mercy Servants, a group under Redemptorist Communications had the last feat of their Lenten initiative at Chikurubi Maximum prison last Saturday where they donated 340, 20 liter buckets and 560 pairs of slippers to 2 700 … Continue reading Mercy Servants extends hand to Chikurubi Maximum Prison. 

CHURCH AND GOVERNMENT IN JOINT LAUNCH OF TRANSLATED VERSIONS OF CONSTITUTION.

The Government of Zimbabwe in conjunction with the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference, ZCBC and the National Constitution Translation Committee, recently launched the four translated versions of the national constitution Amendment (No.20) Act 2013. The four versions include Shona, Tonga, Kalanga and Ndebele. The launch was attended by the Bishop Chairman for Catholic Commission for Justice … Continue reading CHURCH AND GOVERNMENT IN JOINT LAUNCH OF TRANSLATED VERSIONS OF CONSTITUTION.

CARITAS COORDINATORS CHALLENGED TO TRANSFORM THE ORGANIZATION THROUGH COOPERATION.

Caritas Coordinators from across Zimbabwe’s eight Catholic Dioceses had their first quarter coordinating meeting to review their work in alleviating the plight of the poor in the local church. Coordinators from the Archdiocese of Harare, Archdiocese of Bulawayo, Hwange, Masvingo, Gokwe, Chinhoyi, Gweru and Mutare converged at Africa Synod House to share their experiences and … Continue reading CARITAS COORDINATORS CHALLENGED TO TRANSFORM THE ORGANIZATION THROUGH COOPERATION.

SOARING TEENAGE PREGNANCY WORRIES THE CHURCH.

Teenage pregnancy is a thorn in the flesh for the church in Zimbabwe with St. Joseph Chishawasha Clinic having recorded 911 pregnancies of girls below the age of 18 years in 2017. The clinic receives between 10 and 25 or more teenage pregnancies every month of girls between 12 and 19years. Most teenage pregnancies are … Continue reading SOARING TEENAGE PREGNANCY WORRIES THE CHURCH.

ASPIRING GWERU MP TURN TO CHURCH FOR SUPPORT.

Sandra Matendere Aspiring Gweru Urban Member of Parliament, Nkosi Ndlovu, who will contest in the coming general plebiscite as an independent candidate, has rolled out development programmes for youths and women- pledging to embrace the church in the diverse initiatives. Recently, Ndlovu sponsored a Talent Show at Gweru Diocese Catholic Cathedral Hall where youths battled … Continue reading ASPIRING GWERU MP TURN TO CHURCH FOR SUPPORT.

YOUTHS URGED TO DEVELOP VISION FOR BETTER FUTURE.

By. Fortunate Musahla Hundreds of Catholics from around Gweru Diocese gathered at St. Theresa Cathedral on 17 March 2018 to celebrate the launch of the year for the youth under the theme: “Young People, Faith and Vocational Discernment.” The Apostolic Administrator for Gweru Diocese, Bishop Michael Bhasera officially launched the year of young people in … Continue reading YOUTHS URGED TO DEVELOP VISION FOR BETTER FUTURE.