Accra, 22 September, 2020 / 8:05 pm (ACI Africa).
A Catholic Priest in Ghana’s Accra Archdiocese has expressed concern over rising cases of indiscipline and lack of respect for elders and family values, a situation he says calls for total change of heart of the people of God in the West African country who he says go to churches and mosques in large numbers.
“Sixty to seventy percent of Ghanaian Muslims go to Mosques on Fridays, Adventists go to Church on Saturdays and Christians on Sundays. How come they commit the very atrocities that are contrary to the Bible or Quran?” Fr. Bonaventure Quaidoo, Parish Priest of St. Stephen Catholic Church at Darkuman, Accra asked on Sunday, September 20.
In a homily during a send-off Mass upon his transfer to another Parish, he lamented that “the canker of corruption, an act of indiscipline, is almost everywhere in the Church and political sphere and lack of concern by those in leadership positions.”
“We must go back to the basic set of society which is the family and teach children how to live by the Gospel values,” he said.
There has been a recent reshuffle among the Priests in the Accra Archdiocese with many Priests being transferred to new Parishes effective October 1. In view of that, Parishes are organizing send-off Masses for their Priests in appreciation for their dedicated service to the Church.