Catholic Church stops receiving offerings until economy picks up

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Bishop-Martin Mtumbuka

Bishop-Martin Mtumbuka: Worried with the economic stand.

The Roman Catholic Church has shown sympathy to Malawians who are suffering due to the economic problems affecting the country.

The Karonga Diocese of the Roman Catholic Church has told members to stop giving offerings, tithes, paper Sunday offerings and other major collections until the economy picks up.

Bishop Martin Mtumbuka made the announcement on Saturday at St Mary’s Parish in the district where the church launched the diocese’s strategic plan for the coming five years

“We are very saddened by the situation and we really hope that the solution will be found, said Mtumbuka.”

“As a church we are very disappointed and concerned with the way people are suffering.”

According to Mtumbuka, the church wants members to use the money they have for buying food.

He added that the Catholic Church will continue promoting issues of food security, education, health, justice and peace among Malawians

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  1. Ekonomiki mwina za Chuma, munaliona kuti boma maso pa ulimi okha no migodi, makampani azopangapanga, ndi maindustry ena othandiza Fodyayo kupatsa ndalama yathu mphamvu?
    Sizitheka a Malawi anzanga mpaka boma lisinthe Economic Gear Poliy.
    Galimoto iliyonse,ngakhale munthu woyenda makampani ali ndi Magear awo osinthila zinthu zikavuta, ndiye Chuma chili mnthaka cha ulimi chokha? #BOZA
    Zivuta aliyense wodzalamulira bomalo abalenu, a Kamuzu zinthu sanizikoche bwino paza chuma chathu.
    Ine Wamisala ndaiona Nkhondo

  2. Who brought paper Sunday by the way in the church? Jesus kicked out business men in the temple, is paper sunday not some sort of business in the church?

  3. I dont think there is an issue here. The bishop has only suspended paper sunday not tithe and sunday offerings. afater all paper sunday is not even in the bible, i guess thats why he has done that. And he is responding to signs of the times.

  4. Kodi a Katolikanu mukupemherera zobwera kwa ufumu wa Yehova olo mwina kuti ndalamayiya KWACHA IPOEZE VALU?
    Kumbukilani pemphero lomwe ambuye khristu anaphunzitsa kwa ophunzira ache aja Mathews 6:n-10.
    Kubwera kwa ufumuwo kuli ndizowawa zambiri pamoyo wa munthu, Mateyu 24:7-11.
    Ndiye ngati simwauza zenizeni anthu zavutolo, tsimikizirani magazi awo ali mmanja mwanu.
    Bamene mungoti Bata ndi ntendere chionongeko chibukapo, ali ndi mwana agwiritse.

  5. Kodi a Katolikanu mukupemherera zobwera kwa ufumu wa Yehova olo mwina kuti ndalamayiya KWACHA IPOEZE VALU?
    Kumbukilani pemphero lomwe ambuye khristu anaphunzitsa kwa ophunzira ache aja Mathews 6:n-10.
    Kubwera kwa ufumuwo kuli ndizowawa zambiri pamoyo wa munthu, Mateyu 24:7-11.
    Ndiye ngati simwauza zenizeni anthu zavutolo, tsimikizirani magazi awo ali mmanja mwanu.
    Bamene mungoti Bata ndi ntendere chionongeko chibukapo, ali ndi mwana agwiritse.

  6. Iii Mukunama Ku Parish Kwathu Pa Thyolo Wansembe Akumachita Kukanira Ndalama Yoyambira K20 Amakubweza Or Pomupatsa Ngati Mphatso Akuti Tidzigula Mphatso Za Ndi.,,

  7. Ppo wen bushiri tod u to bring 10 000 for special prayers in mzuzu, u sed hz in bzness, critics of all kinds about his P jets and his worth. He brought maize for donation and u didn’t even care where he got it but praised him more uv ever done to God himself. The bishop suspends big collection activities, wat do u say? The point of a poor woman offering her only two coins; what about thoz that dd not hav but felt a strong will to giv to God if they had? To me, a lesson of church is beyond the two coins that woman gave. Anthufe we r jst self of emerging winners of critics but for what? What the Bishop has done shows he has gone to extreme measures trying to help the needy by suspending big collection activities of course not church offerings as some of us have bin made to understand. We need to learn to appreciate.

  8. Ppo wen bushiri tod u to bring 10 000 for special prayers in mzuzu, u sed hz in bzness, critics of all kinds about his P jets and his worth. He brought maize for donation and u didn’t even care where he got it but praised him more uv ever done to God himself. The bishop suspends big collection activities, wat do u say? The point of a poor woman offering her only two coins; what about thoz that dd not hav but felt a strong will to giv to God if they had? To me, a lesson of church is beyond the two coins that woman gave. Anthufe we r jst self of emerging winners of critics but for what? What the Bishop has done shows he has gone to extreme measures trying to help the needy by suspending big collection activities of course not church offerings as some of us have bin made to understand. We need to learn to appreciate.

  9. why stops offering ndiye kuti sizimagwira ntchito yake ya mulungu bible say on book of Nehemiya anthu atasiya kupereka zosatira zake alevi anavutika nayamba maganyu so Romas why u did like this mmmm mwaponda mwala

  10. Children of Israel gave an offering in the wilderness. Where can u get an offering in the wilderness??? But still God commanded it. The Bible says do not come in the house of God empty handed. Giving offering is an act of worship. Worship and giving goes hand by hand. We need to be careful. If the bible is true,then it is more blessed to give than to receive. A widow recommended by Jesus after giving the only she had.Jesus did not give it back to her but to recommend her. Watch out folks!!!

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  14. zachopereka zithe tizingopemphera basi Mulungu sapembezedwa ndi ndalama .Ufumu wa Mulungu sulowedwa ndi ndalama achita bwino kuletsa, anthu amuziwe Mulungu basi, osati zandalama basi siku siku zandalama basi. zilibwino tizipemphera Mulungu yekhayo basi osati zachopereka anthu akuphana mumaudindo nkhani yake chopereka,ena ayambisa mipingo yawo nkhani yake chopereka basi osati za Mulungu.

  15. zachopereka zithe tizingopemphera basi Mulungu sapembezedwa ndi ndalama .Ufumu wa Mulungu sulowedwa ndi ndalama achita bwino kuletsa, anthu amuziwe Mulungu basi, osati zandalama basi siku siku zandalama basi. zilibwino tizipemphera Mulungu yekhayo basi osati zachopereka anthu akuphana mumaudindo nkhani yake chopereka,ena ayambisa mipingo yawo nkhani yake chopereka basi osati za Mulungu.

  16. Asiyeso kulipilisa maliro, ubatizo and selling of kolona, they know that they have alot of avenues of lobbying their followers; y only offering which is scriptural.

  17. Asiyeso kulipilisa maliro, ubatizo and selling of kolona, they know that they have alot of avenues of lobbying their followers; y only offering which is scriptural.

  18. If you stop receiving offering don’t you see that you are denying them their blessings? Our Lord did not stop that poor woman who gave all what she had. Which scripture are you quoting u guys? Kumangochitapo basi ! Eish !

  19. I heard that each month members were asked to pay at least K2000 for development purpose. So, the Bishop has suspended that. Not sunday offerings.

  20. Thieves,deceivers,source of evil,laziness,social ,mental corruptions .Jesus will not come again. !!!Waste of time and resources.Time to dismatle christianity and Islam.Big lies.Living,creating a fooled paradise.Black educated fools.

    • Do u recognise yourself as a drop of sperm that formed u? The stages u grew up up were just mere things for u to deny religion?.

    • We have our own Black African Traditional Religions which are sensible than the this colonial oppressor political party christianity whose mission is to teach native pple become cannibals by lessions of Drinking Jesus blood and eat his meat during Eucharists.

  21. [READ MY STORY. ON HOW I GOT MY HIV CURED].
    Truthfully, i was tested HIV + positive for the past 8 years. I keep on managing the drugs i usually purchase from the health care agency to keep me healthy and strengthen, i tried all i can to make this disease leave me alone, but unfortunately, it keep on eating up my life, this is what i caused myself, for allowing my fiance make sex to me unsecured without protection, although i never knew he is HIV positive. So last Two Months i came in contact with a lively article on the internet on how this Powerful Herb Healer get her well and healed. So as a patient i knew this will took my life one day, and i need to live with other friends and relatives too. So i copied out the Dr Collins the traditional healer’s contact and I contacted him immediately, in a little while he mail me back that i was welcome to his Herbal Home whereby all what i seek for are granted. I was please at that time. And i continue with him, he took some few details from me and told me that he shall get back to me as soon as he is through with my work. I was very happy as heard that from him, as i was just coming from my friends house, Dr Collins called me to go for checkup in the hospital and see his marvelous work that it is now HIV negative, i was very glad to hear that from him, so quickly rush down to the nearest hospital to found out, only to hear from my hospital doctor called Browning Lewis that i am now HIV NEGATIVE. I jump up at him with the a test note, he ask me how does it happen and i reside to him all i went through with Dr Collins. I am now glad, so i am a gentle type of person that need to share this testimonies to everyone who seek for healing, because once you get calm and quiet, so the disease get to finish your life off. So i will advice you contact him today for your healing at the above details: Email ID: dr.collinsherbalhome@gmail.com or you can also add him up on whataspp +2349036950737. CONTACT HIM NOW TO SAVE YOUR LIFE AND DOCTOR ALSO CURE ALL KIND OF DISEASE AND SICKNESS: dr.collinsherbalhome@gmail.com AS HE IS SO POWERFUL AND HELPFUL TO ALL THAT HAVE THIS SICKNESS…

  22. that’s bullshit

    …God’s offerings and economic crisis are two different entities

    …you roman catholic clergys for how long would u keep misleading people from salvation because of your stupid political involvent??

    • mind d way u talk!!!!!tnayamba takuitanirapo kut ulowe church chathu,,,,stop kulimbana nafe inu oyeranu muzpanga zanu pot mukuzwratu kut ufumu wakumwamba nd wanu,,#smhh ahhg

    • Are u misguided a person with no light on your black board to draw a vivid demarcation between offering & politics. This is “Non sequitar” it does not logically, ontologically & naturally follow. Go back & revisit your miopic vision.

    • basically in Leviticus oferings to God means thanks giving to him..

      …how would someone be be denied a bible command to make offerings to God amidst of the economic turmoil???…..
      ….whats the purpose of God keeping us alive in the amidst of the crisis in the first place???…..

      the bible stresses that no man earns little to make an offering to him ( God)…..

      …I guess its now a question of followership vs authority mandate….

      …….

    • basically in Leviticus oferings to God means thanks giving to him..

      …how would someone be be denied a bible command to make offerings to God amidst of the economic turmoil???…..
      ….whats the purpose of God keeping us alive in the amidst of the crisis in the first place???…..

      the bible stresses that no man earns little to make an offering to him ( God)…..

      …I guess its now a question of followership vs authority mandate….

      …….

  23. malawi 24 has no idea of what they are saying have professional people to get the news not just misleading people your bringing comfusion

  24. Nanga Mulungu atidalisa bwanji ngati mwatipatsa holiday? Pajatu mai wamasiye uja anapereka komwe anali nako ndipo anadalisidwa, tisiyeni tidzipereka komwe tingapateko basi.

  25. No matter zachopeleka zinalembedwa Bible koma dziwani kuti Bible amalemba ndi anthu motsogozedwa ndi Mulungu. Ma offering amapita kwa anthu monga azibusa ndi ansembe ndiye ngati iwo akumva chisoni palibe mlandu. Inu amapentecost ndinu akuba kwambiri, ndiye khalani nawoni umbava wanuwo omabela anthu powasecha m’matumba.

  26. Which offering?mak20 omwewa as if they know about tithing?why misleading people.Where in the Bible is it written that when facing economic crisis we shud stop giving?

  27. Has The Church Started Politics?Always Economic Crisis Wil Be There And We Shall Have The Needy Always I Dont Think Thats The Way How The Church Can Do?

  28. Nay uyuu wamutu ngati nganga zopwisilana mun,dimayu akuti chani apa ngati ali ipemphela osapenphwelela njalai bwanji? Koma mapemphelo ophela etiii

  29. Nay uyuu wamutu ngati nganga zopwisilana mun,dimayu akuti chani apa ngati ali ipemphela osapenphwelela njalai bwanji? Koma mapemphelo ophela etiii

  30. Kupeleka chopelela ndilamulo la Mulungu ndiudindo wathu ngati akhritu kutero therefore sikoyenela kuletsa chopeleka, paja yesu anati ali ndi malaya awiri apase mzache amodzi.

  31. Kupeleka chopelela ndilamulo la Mulungu ndiudindo wathu ngati akhritu kutero therefore sikoyenela kuletsa chopeleka, paja yesu anati ali ndi malaya awiri apase mzache amodzi.

    • may i ask u to live up to ur wordz! take whateva lito u hav to any poor person near u! that one may be a needy person,,,. churches today are richer than its memberz

    • may i ask u to live up to ur wordz! take whateva lito u hav to any poor person near u! that one may be a needy person,,,. churches today are richer than its memberz

  32. misleading and disorderly news writers. research before you post ur work. paper sunday is not tithe or church offering. plz don’t report things you are less knowledgeable of.

  33. misleading and disorderly news writers. research before you post ur work. paper sunday is not tithe or church offering. plz don’t report things you are less knowledgeable of.

  34. Komat mulungu james!!mulungu alibe kut mtima ofuna zambiri,zonse ndizake anazirenga amapatsa amalanda..koma iye amafuna kupereka ndimtima onse ndikomukonda,,,sunganyengerere mulungu ndichuma never

  35. Komat mulungu james!!mulungu alibe kut mtima ofuna zambiri,zonse ndizake anazirenga amapatsa amalanda..koma iye amafuna kupereka ndimtima onse ndikomukonda,,,sunganyengerere mulungu ndichuma never

  36. Komat mulungu james!!mulungu alibe kut mtima ofuna zambiri,zonse ndizake anazirenga amapatsa amalanda..koma iye amafuna kupereka ndimtima onse ndikomukonda,,,sunganyengerere mulungu ndichuma never

  37. Komat mulungu james!!mulungu alibe kut mtima ofuna zambiri,zonse ndizake anazirenga amapatsa amalanda..koma iye amafuna kupereka ndimtima onse ndikomukonda,,,sunganyengerere mulungu ndichuma never

  38. check your facts before arguing for its own sake. relying solely on these other media outlets and then use them as the basis of your arguement, somehow one can question your lines of thinking!!

  39. check your facts before arguing for its own sake. relying solely on these other media outlets and then use them as the basis of your arguement, somehow one can question your lines of thinking!!

  40. i wish sometimes these reporters were honest enough and report the facts not just on mere intent of misleading people. paper sunday is not equivalent to church offering, correct me if i am wrong but what has been suspended for the meantime are ‘paper sunday’ activities

  41. i wish sometimes these reporters were honest enough and report the facts not just on mere intent of misleading people. paper sunday is not equivalent to church offering, correct me if i am wrong but what has been suspended for the meantime are ‘paper sunday’ activities

  42. gyz musadabwe nazo ngakhale mugabe panopa akuletsa athu copereka akuti ku mipingo ndikumene athu akumapereka ndalama zambili. kmaso akuti amipingo adzidula nsokho kkkkkk kma ya ziliko kudziko lapasi kma ndiedi malemba akwanilitsidwa

  43. gyz musadabwe nazo ngakhale mugabe panopa akuletsa athu copereka akuti ku mipingo ndikumene athu akumapereka ndalama zambili. kmaso akuti amipingo adzidula nsokho kkkkkk kma ya ziliko kudziko lapasi kma ndiedi malemba akwanilitsidwa

  44. An offering is where our blessings come from so if you stops it where do you think we wl get the blessings? As a matter of fact offering is Gods words.

  45. Nkumva kwanga akuti aletsa paper Sunday osati chopereka ayi. Mukudziwa ikakhala nkhani ya Paper Sunday matchalitchimu timapatsana ma target pofuna kufikira ndalama yomwe ikufunidwayo. Chopereka ndi chakhumi sanaletse ayi.

  46. This page is misleading you. Ineyo ndamva kuti aletsa “paper Sunday” not the ” normal offering”. All of you will agree with me that “paper Sunday” is not anywhere in the bible, its just the means of raising funds. I don’t see any problem if the church decides to suspend “paper Sunday” given the current situation. After all anthu ambiri amajomba Ku church tsiku la “paper Sunday”.

    • Ukuzibakira?Ukundiwuza kuti reporter sangathe kusiyanitsa pakati pa ‘paper sunday’ ndi ‘offerings’?Moreover akamalemba zinthuzi zimakhala kuti zadutsa ma step angapo ndiye it’s rare kuti apange mistake…….tiuze zina aise

    • Well I dint mean to start an argument. It’s just that I know the correct version of the story so I wouldn’t help just sitting letting people being told lies. If you really follow this page you will agree with me that nkhani zina amazimva akuthamanga so nkhani zambiri amanena zoona koma once in a while amatinamiza. Nde ina mwa nkhani zomwe akutinamiza ndi imeneyi. Sorry if you are offended.

    • Rodney Saka aletsa paper Sunday osati chopereka ayi ndawerenga Nyasa times komanso ndinawafunsa Akatorikawo anena kuti Paper Sunday chifukwa paper Sunday imakhala nkhani yopereka ndalama zochulukirapo kusiyana ndi Sunday offerings ndi Tithe.

  47. Tithe & offering is the only test that God allowed us to give him, that means people will not receive their portion according to Malachi 3:10. A principle of God cannot be shaken or changed bcoz of poverty or what so ever. U r also blocking these people of their blessing & u r teaching the wrong gospel of Christ, obedience is the key in all circumstances of life.

  48. WIDOW’S OFFERING: While Jesus was in the Temple, he watched the rich people dropping their gifts in the collection box. Then a poor widow came by and dropped in two small coins. “I tell you the truth,” Jesus said, “this poor widow has given more than all the rest of them. For they have given a tiny part of their surplus, but she, poor as she is, has given everything she has”. (Luke 21:1-4). Lessons: 1. Giving does not spring from abundance but conviction of the heart and love for God(‘s work). 2. Those who give sacrificially have their hope for tomorrow in the Lord as they realize that God will meet their daily provision. Amen!

  49. that’s not sympathy!
    offering what soever money offered to church is according to wat pple acquire, if they don’t have anything, they can’t giv anything! this is not biblical!

  50. The church erred to say that coz offering is biblical and there no where in the bible GOD told his pipo not to give offerings in the times of famine read your bible bishop u wants to put pipo in more trouble