“Let the Children come to me” Mt 19:14

By Fr. Simplisio Manyika O’Carm Pontifical Mission Societies The Feast day of our “Young Missionaries” is fast approaching. This year the Feast will be celebrated on the 7th of February. Will churches be open by then? Only God knows. If not, how will the Church help our children celebrate their important day on the Church … Continue reading “Let the Children come to me” Mt 19:14

Protecting others from Covid-19 is everyone’s responsibility

By Br. Alfonce Kugwa Sr. Rudo Mastika OP, the Regional Prioress of the Dominican Sisters in Zimbabwe. As Covid-19 continues to ravage communities, the Dominican Sisters in Zimbabwe have come up with strict guidelines that help protect the members of the congregation from the virus. Four of the Dominican Sisters have been infected and thank … Continue reading Protecting others from Covid-19 is everyone’s responsibility

The journey of faith in the COVID-19 storm

By Benjamin Chaya Benjamin Chaya The COVID-19 pandemic has proved the biggest calamity of the present generation. The few of the old generation who experienced the World wars and the Spanish flue of 1918 can attest to a similar experience.  In relation to the Spanish flue, it is estimated that about 500 million people or … Continue reading The journey of faith in the COVID-19 storm

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

Jubilation in Zhombe as community welcomes ‘Deaf Women Included’ (DWI) for the first time

Sr. Pelagia Siziba OP Some participants from Zhombe listen attentively to Agnes Chindimba as she facilitates the session. Deaf Women Included (DWI) is a grassroots organization that works with deaf women from across all provinces in Zimbabwe. It was founded in 2010 by Agnes Chindimba a deaf and disability rights activist; also the founder of … Continue reading Jubilation in Zhombe as community welcomes ‘Deaf Women Included’ (DWI) for the first time

Caritas Zimbabwe wins the Excellence in Community Empowerment Award

By Albert Dhafana Caritas Zimbabwe recently won the Excellence in Community Empowerment Award. Here ZCBC/Caritas celebrate the award received on 25 November 2020. Caritas Zimbabwe was on 25 November 2020 awarded a national award in the Excellence in Community Empowerment Award category at the 2020 Zimbabwe National edition of the Environmental, Responsible Business and CSR Awards held at … Continue reading Caritas Zimbabwe wins the Excellence in Community Empowerment Award

Catholic Nurses’ Guild reawakens in the Archdiocese of Bulawayo

By Sithokozile Ndebele, Thabani Phiri and Fr. Limukani Ndlovu Two nurses holding nurses' lamp symbolizing the nurses' profession stand in front of Archbishop Alex Thomas and Fr. Limukani. After celebrating 2020 International Year for the Nurse and Midwife in honor of the 200th birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale at Emthonjeni Pastoral Centre on the 22nd … Continue reading Catholic Nurses’ Guild reawakens in the Archdiocese of Bulawayo

Gweru Diocese remembers departed priests and religious through prayer.

By CCN Reporter The graveyard at Driefontein where priests and religious of the diocese are interred. Gweru Diocese priests and religious led by their bishop Rt. Rev. Rudolf Nyandoro gathered at Driefontein Mission to remember and pray for their departed co-workers. The memorial that was held on 21 November 2020 was held at Driefontein Mission … Continue reading Gweru Diocese remembers departed priests and religious through prayer.

Fr Karl Steffens SJ dies

From 1936 to 2020 Fr Karl Steffens was born on 1 April 1936 in Saarburg, Germany.  He grew up there, and went to school in the town.  On completing his secondary education, he entered the Society of Jesus (West German Province) on 19 April 1955 at Eringerfeld, Germany.  After his novitiate he studied philosophy in … Continue reading Fr Karl Steffens SJ dies

Bishop Nyandoro calls diocese to promote unity, common purpose and stewardship

By Br. Alfonce Kugwa Bishop Rudolf Nyandoro receives a crosier from Bishop Michael Bhasera as a sign of handing over the diocese into his care. 24 October 2020 was a day of jubilation for Catholics in Gweru Diocese as they welcomed their shepherd, Bishop Rudolf Nyandoro who was installed to take over the diocese at … Continue reading Bishop Nyandoro calls diocese to promote unity, common purpose and stewardship

Call within a Call: Fr. Frank Wirz becomes Brother Xavier after 57 years of active priesthood

By Br. Alfonce Kugwa Br. Xavier relaxes with Sr. Lydia Fabian at the Manger in Harare as he narrates the story of his transformation. Born on 30 August 1935, Fr. Frank Wirz, a Catholic priest under the Swiz based Bethlehem Mission Society (SMB) turned 85 years in 2020. He has been a catholic priest for … Continue reading Call within a Call: Fr. Frank Wirz becomes Brother Xavier after 57 years of active priesthood

Gokwe Diocese’s Uganda Martyrs Mission turns 50

Bishop Rudolf Nyandoro, Bishop Emeritus Angelo Floro and priests stand at the plaque to mark the 50th anniversary of Uganda Martyrs Mission in Gokwe. Uganda Martyrs, one of the first catholic missions in Gokwe Diocese celebrated its 50th anniversary on 10 October 2020. The Mission that was founded in 1970 was supposed to celebrate its … Continue reading Gokwe Diocese’s Uganda Martyrs Mission turns 50