Masvingo Diocese remembers departed co-workers on All Souls Day

By Tatenda Mqetu Bishop Michael Bhasera blesses one of the graves at Gokomere cemetery while other priests and sisters look on. Masvingo Diocese Priests and Religious led by Bishop Michael Bhasera marked All Saints and All Souls days by remembering their departed colleagues at Gokomere Mission on the 2nd of November 2019 by laying flowers … Continue reading Masvingo Diocese remembers departed co-workers on All Souls Day

St. Anne women say peace and reconciliation is key after grandiloquence failed

By Br. Alfonce Kugwa A woman blows vuvuzela at the St. Anne's National Day of Prayer held in Gokwe. St. Anne’s National Day of Prayer this year was more than usual as it challenged all women to pay attention to the socio-economic and political developments going on in the country. The national day of prayer … Continue reading St. Anne women say peace and reconciliation is key after grandiloquence failed

‘Politicians, swallow your pride and talk” – Archbishop Ndlovu

By Br. Alfonce Kugwa The Catholic Archbishop of Harare, Robert Christopher Ndlovu The head of the Catholic Archdiocese of Harare, Archbishop Robert Christopher Ndlovu, has called on political leaders to tame their egos, swallow their pride and address daily bread and butter issues affecting the people of Zimbabwe. Speaking to the Catholic Church News, Archbishop … Continue reading ‘Politicians, swallow your pride and talk” – Archbishop Ndlovu

Launch of Extraordinary Mission Month Rekindles Missionary Zeal for Ordinary Believers

By Vimbai Masoso Archbishop Robert Ndlovu is seen here flanked by priests during the launch of the Extraordinary Mission Month for the Archdiocese of Harare. A hundred years ago, Pope Benedict XV on 30 November 1919 issued an encyclical Maximu Illud, which called on Catholics to bring good news to all people. To commemorate this … Continue reading Launch of Extraordinary Mission Month Rekindles Missionary Zeal for Ordinary Believers

CHURCH CALLS FOR GOVERNMENT OF NATIONAL UNITY

CALL FOR NATIONAL SABBATH FOR TRUST AND CONFIDENCE BUILDING 7th October 2019 We, the leaders of the ZHOCD made up of EFZ, UDACIZA, ZCBC and ZCC, met at the Africa Synod House on the 7th of October 2019 to consider the currently unfolding national crisis in its totality and to propose what we believe is … Continue reading CHURCH CALLS FOR GOVERNMENT OF NATIONAL UNITY

RELIGIOUS LEADERS CHALLENGED TO USE MEDIA TO BRING PEACE

By Br. Alfonce Kugwa Religious Leaders from nine countries in Africa during a media training in Germany. Religious leaders around the world have a responsibility of nurturing community peace building, reconciliation and integral human development at all levels of society. Part of their responsibility is to facilitate inter-religious dialogue and unity among communities torn by … Continue reading RELIGIOUS LEADERS CHALLENGED TO USE MEDIA TO BRING PEACE

Caritas Masvingo spearheads agro-ecology in Gutu and Bikita

Tatenda Mqetu Agro-ecology is recommended as the most rewarding exercise especially for farmers in areas where rainfall is erratic. Caritas Masvingo is spearheading the adoption of agro-ecology methods by peasant farmers ahead of the 2019/20 season with the promotion of small grains and traditional seed varieties as they foresee food security for their communities. According … Continue reading Caritas Masvingo spearheads agro-ecology in Gutu and Bikita

CCJP Masvingo commissions Chipezeze bridge as part of conflict resolution initiative in Zaka

Tatenda Mqetu The picture shows the official opening of Chipezeze Bridge in Zaka under the conflict management and mitigation project entitled ‘Shaping Our World (SOW)’. The Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) Masvingo recently commissioned Chipezeze Bridge in Zaka District through the conflict management and mitigation project entitled ‘Shaping Our World (SOW)’ which later … Continue reading CCJP Masvingo commissions Chipezeze bridge as part of conflict resolution initiative in Zaka

The End Does Not Justify The Means

Pastoral Statement of the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference on current affairs in the country Published on 11 September 2019 Dear sisters and brothers in Christ, all men and women of good will, Introduction (1) On the morning of Friday 6 September 2019, we woke up to the sad news of the death of former President … Continue reading The End Does Not Justify The Means

SIGNIS-Africa brings home integral human development for the youth

By Br. Alfonce Kugwa in Ethiopia Delegates to the SIGNIS-Africa Congress and Assembly in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia pose for a group photo at a the HUB Hotel The digital media should be at the service of integral human development especially that of the youth in Africa who are the majority of the population in the … Continue reading SIGNIS-Africa brings home integral human development for the youth

“You are instruments of holiness and evangelisation”: Bishop tells Marian Guilds

By Tatenda Mqetu The Bishop of Masvingo Diocese Michael Bhasera tasked Marian Guilds to be missionaries who evangelize their communities whilst supporting priests and religious. He said this at the National Marian Guilds in Zimbabwe 6th Congress held under the theme Baptised and sent in the footsteps of Mary the star of evangelization that took … Continue reading “You are instruments of holiness and evangelisation”: Bishop tells Marian Guilds

New Leadership Teams for Local Congregations in Zimbabwe

About five local religious congregations in Zimbabwe held their General Chapter to determine the way forward of these different institutions. The congregations are the Handmaids of Our Lady of Mount Carmel (HLMC), Sisters of the Infant Jesus (SJI), Brothers of St. Paul, Little Children of Our Blessed Lady (LCBL): Little Children of Our Blessed Lady … Continue reading New Leadership Teams for Local Congregations in Zimbabwe

Gokwe Diocese; a Church on the move in transforming communities with pro-poor projects.

By Br. Alfonce Kugwa Gokwe Diocese is a Church on the move as witnessed by numerous developmental projects lined up for the local church. The diocese has come of age in self-supporting, self-propagating and self-ministering efforts. A visit to the diocese and a tour of some projects revealed that the diocese has great potential to … Continue reading Gokwe Diocese; a Church on the move in transforming communities with pro-poor projects.

Catholic University opens sixth campus in Masvingo

Tatenda Mqetu The Catholic University of Zimbabwe (CUZ) officially launched the Masvingo Diocese campus on 19 July 2019 opening the first phase of the Bachelor of Education degree programs at Bondolfi Teachers College starting August 2019. Bachelor of Education degree programs in Primary Education and Early Childhood Development are the pioneer degrees to be offered … Continue reading Catholic University opens sixth campus in Masvingo