CCJP condemns heartless evictions in Gokwe

  By Fr. Christopher Wusiku CCJP – Gokwe Coordinator

“Settlers say they paid chiefs cows to get land”

House thatt were destroyed in Gokwe when settlers in Chamagofarms.

House that were destroyed in Gokwe when settlers in Chamagora farms.

Hundreds of people who were living in Mapfungautsi Forest in Gokwe under Chief Njelele and Chief Nemangwe (Headman Ndlalambi) were evicted from their homes by soldiers and riot police on April 11, 2019, for illegal occupation. Continue reading

Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops Approve the Beatification of John Bradburne

By Br. Alfonce Kugwa

John Bradburne with some of the lepers at Mutemwa Leprosy Settlement before he was murdered

John Bradburne with some of the lepers at Mutemwa Leprosy Settlement before he was murdered.

Will Zimbabwe soon have a recognised saint? This is not just a dream but may soon happen in the name of John Bradburne, the Strange Vagabond of God. This comes after the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops signed a letter of placet on the Cause of his Beatification on 30 April 2019. Ground work on the cause of John Bradburne has been going on for many years now with the John Bradburn Memorial Society and the Archdiocese of Harare pushing for the recognition of this martyr of faith whose blood was spilt in Mutoko in 1979. Continue reading

 Sister to Sister Conference sounds a wake-up call to religious women in Africa

By Sr.Cynthia Mgwena CPS & Br. Alfonce Kugwa

Sisters from different congregations in Africa and the United States of America attending the Sister to Sister Conference in Harare.

Sisters from different congregations in Africa and the United States of America attending the Sister to Sister Conference in Harare recently.

Religious Sisters from Malawi, Nigeria, Zambia, Uganda, United States of America and Zimbabwe converged in Harare, Zimbabwe from 29 April to 2 May 2019 on a Sister to Sister programme to deliberate on ways of empowering women in consecrated life under the theme, “Building and Nurturing Communities for Empowerment.” Continue reading

503 students graduate from Catholic University as college expands into dioceses

 

By Br. Alfonce Kugwa

Archbishop Ndlovu caps one of the graduating students.

Archbishop Robert Ndlovu caps one of the graduating students.

503 students graduated from the Catholic University on Friday, 03 May 2019 as the college continues to expand in almost all dioceses within Zimbabwe. The graduands were from the faculties of humanities and social sciences, commerce and theology with 29 across all faculties graduating with a first class. Continue reading

Catholic Bishops urged to confront all forms of injustice

By Br. Alfonce Kugwa

Bishops and delegates pay attention during deliberations at the plenary.

Bishops and delegates pay attention during deliberations at the 2019 plenary.

The Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference plenary session this year emphasised on social justice and working towards meaningful integral human development. This year’s plenary had its objective to promote purposeful involvement of citizens in matters of governance, protection of the environment and child safeguarding. Continue reading