By Br. Alfonce Kugwa The Catholic Church in Zimbabwe has braced herself in fighting against COVID-19 as the number of infections and deaths continue to rise in the country. The Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference’s Health Commission has been on their toes running awareness and training courses in Catholic hospitals most of whom lie in the … Continue reading Response to COVID-19 still very poor as Catholic Church escalates efforts to fight the pandemic
By Br. Alfonce Kugwa Bondolfi Teachers’ College has closed its doors again one day after it opened on Monday following a directive from the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education ordering “suspension of face-to-face lectures on Campus in all tertiary education institutions” due to sky rocketing numbers of COVID-19 infections in the country. Students were … Continue reading Bondolfi Teachers’ College closes doors after opening for one day as COVID-19 lock down intensifies
Thursday 16 July 2020 A Shepherd’s Reflection Out of heartfelt compassion and a desire to share a message of faith, hope and courage in the context of the scourge of COVID-19, we your Shepherds write to you our brothers and sisters in the Lord. We therefore address ourselves to; Priests, Religious Brothers and Sisters, and … Continue reading Pastoral Reflections and Exhortations in the Context of COVID-19
By Br. Alfonce Kugwa COVID-19 has created worse the challenges for the already burdened education system, let alone children from poor backgrounds who cannot access the so called e-learning facilities. With the current economic situation, only children from affluent families can afford to venture into e-learning platforms making education an elitist right. Those from already … Continue reading COVID-19 brings challenges of exclusion in education; Rural learners sing the blues as demands for e-learning worsens their situation.
By Josiah Chiwakira Church activities are slowly gathering momentum at St. Agnes parish in Chitungwiza. The church doors remain open at St. Agnes parish church in Zengeza Chitungwiza and parishioners continue to come for prayers in singles, pairs or groups of threes observing the covid 19 restrictions. This was confirmed by elder, pioneer and educator … Continue reading Spiritual innovation sustains St. Agnes Parish in the face of COVID-19
By Br. Alfonce Kugwa Bondolfi Mission in Masvingo Diocese, one of the first and most renowned missions in the diocese because of its reputation in education and spiritual formation was named in memory of the spiritual guru, Msgr. Pietro Bondolfi who founded the Bethlehem Mission Society in 1921. The missionary journey of the Bethlehem Mission … Continue reading Let your servants go in peace: The story of the SMB Missionaries in Zimbabwe
By Admire Kakukudzo Fr Phillip Kembo leading a prayer on behalf of Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops Conference (ZCBC) on the 15th June 2020 during the Presidential National Prayer and Fasting day for Covid 19 at the State House. Church leaders from different denominations and various government officials attended the historic presidential prayer and fasting day including … Continue reading Catholic Church joins Covid-19 prayer and fasting
By Justice Ngonidzashe Mutizamhepo The COVID-19 pandemic has landed almost all the institutions across the globe in a crisis. Economies have been put to a standstill, with little if any production at all. Health sectors have been shaken, the worst affected being the ill prepared and sub-standard African health systems with most health personnel either … Continue reading The plight of the rural learner amid worsening situations of COVID-19
By Fr. Keto Sithole Diocese of Hwange Zimbabwe Zimbabwe is in her second month of the lockdown after the President of the Republic (His Excellency Emerson Dambudzo Munangagwa) delivered the arguably unwelcome but anticipated news to the citizenry. The 21 days of total lockdown of business and social life began on 30th of March 2020 … Continue reading A Lockdown Reflection
By Br. Alfonce Kugwa Rev. Simbarashe Ndlovu receives a consignment for Gokwe Diocese from ZCBC Health Coordinator, Sr. Salome Mateko. Distribution of medical supplies donated by Pope Francis through the Nunciature in Harare has been underway with hospitals collecting shares allocated to them. The distribution was according to bed capacity which determines the hospital size. … Continue reading Catholic hospitals appreciate Papal donation
By Br. Alfonce Kugwa Sr. Christopher Angell CJ, still writes hundreds of letters at 103. While corona virus was brewing and simmering in China and the world was bracing for the worst in dealing with the pandemic, in Zimbabwe, Sr. Christopher Angell CJ, celebrated the gift of a long fulfilling life. It was on 17 … Continue reading Mary Ward Sister 103 challenges consecrated women to practice total obedience to superiors.
By Br. Alfonce Kugwa As Zimbabwe celebrates its 40th anniversary, the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops' Conference (ZCBC) has challenged the government to prioritize the welfare of the majority and the poor and to adhere to the country's constitution in the promotion of rights and freedoms for the people of Zimbabwe. In a Pastoral Letter issued on … Continue reading Zimbabwe at 40: ZCBC Pastoral Letter on the 40th Anniversary of Zimbabwe’s Independence.