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Mbare Report No. 110 A Real Dilemma

June 30, 2012
Mai Fungai has not been seen in church or at any other community function for some time. She has never been in good health, but now the mother of five grown-up daughters, all single mothers with babies, is worse. She can hardly breathe. She desperately needs to be seen by ...

After a year of proceedings: Lupane priest placed off remand

April 19, 2012
reprinted with corrections and additions from the Newsday by Richard Muponde   In Lupane, Catholic Father Marko Mkandla was recently placed off remand after the State failed to provide witnesses alleged to have been at a mass which he had convened for Gukurahundi victims a year ago. Provincial magistrate, Rose Dube, ruled that Mkandla’s ...

Bulawayo Catholics concentrate on health charity during Lent

April 12, 2012
Thousands of Catholics from around Bulawayo and its surroundings fully-packed St Mary’s Cathedral last Tuesday for their annual Chrism Mass celebrated by His Grace Archbishop Alex Thomas. Chrism Mass during which chrism oil is blessed while priests also renew their vows is a significant occasion in the Catholic calendar celebrated during the holy week, ...

Mbare Report No. 106 Getting Married in Mbare

April 4, 2012
This report is reprinted from IN TOUCH WITH CHURCH AND FAITH #171, a Jescom publication. Not everybody in Mbare is poor . Some people have their poverty alleviated by children or grandchildren who work in “Harare North” or in other parts of the globe. There is a man I know, ...

Catholic bishops appeal for funds to translate new pastoral letter into local langauges

March 27, 2012
reprinted from IN TOUCH WITH CHURCH AND FAITH #170, a Jescom publication. Catholic  bishops are appealing for funds to cover the cost of translation into Ndebele and Shona of their most recent pastoral letter,  “Proclaiming a Gospel of Life.” The letter released on March 13 deals with human life from the moment of conception until natural ...

Mugabe’s spiritual father publishes book “The Genesis of Violence in Zimbabwe”

March 20, 2012
reprinted with additions from Radio VOP by Ngoni Chanakira Father Fidelis Mukonori, SJ has published a book The Genesis of Violence in Zimbabwe recently. Mukonori, President Mugabe’s long-time spiritual father, works for the Centre for Peace Initiatives in Africa (CPIA), a regional peace organisation based in Harare. CPIA’s efforts are towards ...

New Shona hymn book from Life-lines

March 19, 2012
reprinted with additions from IN TOUCH WITH CHURCH AND FAITH #169, a Jescom publication “Life-Lines”, well known for the productions of Catholic DVDs and CDs, especially of Zimbabwean liturgical music, is publishing a hymn book in Shona, Tinokutendai Mambo. Sister Tendai Makonese OP, director of “Life-Lines”, tells us that the new hymn book will have 1, ...

Rural churches launch Christian Union in Matobo

February 8, 2012
A new Christian Union, known as Bidi Christian Union (BCU) was formed last year in Matobo, Matabeleland South Province. Local churches based in Bidi area demonstrated unity in the body of Christ when they came together to form the union, the first of its kind to incorporate all existing Churches ...
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