“When the Family is rotten Society also gets rotten …” Archbishop Kwofie, tells Ghanaians

Archbishop John Bonaventure Kwofie, CSSp grumbles on the increase in corruption due to self-centeredness of most Ghanaians when he joins Members of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus to mark their feast day in a Eucharistic Celebration.


 The day which was expected to be of ecstasy saw the Chief Shepherd say “You cannot do anything well if you are not ready to sacrifice yourself; when we start being selfish we start being self-centered and when we start being self-centered that is the start of corruption” He lamented. 

To the society he revealed that it is on account of greed (capital sin) “that generates other sin but St Theresa urges that we go out our way to helping people. He made this comments on the early hours of Saturday, October 5, 2019; during His homily and at the time corruption is being uncovered almost every week in Ghana. 

John Bonaventure Kwofie, CSSp described St. Theresa of the child Jesus as a woman of simplicity, Humility and self-giving. She teaches Christians to do what is expected of them extraordinarily well to the greater glory of God. 

The mass which took place at The Holy Spirit Cathedral witnessed 9 priests con-celebrate the Eucharistic celebration with Archbishop John Bonaventure Kwofie, CSSp as the main celebrant.

The Chief Shepherd also called all to be attentive to Family life as the beginning of Human Society which provides a vital link to the society feeds the society and nourishes the society. However, when the family gets rotten the society also gets rotten, he said.

In a clarion call he articulated saying “it is appropriate for the state to include parents on matters of delicate nature in the education of their wards. Ghana has its own socio- cultural identity to protect so Ghanaians must be humble enough to say that Comprehensive Sexuality Education does not work for Ghanaians.  Likewise , the States do not take over the responsibility of the family for it is the family that citizens finds their first school hence it is appropriate to guard the family to stand their God-given responsibility. 

For her part, the founder of the Accra Archdiocese sector of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus and who doubles as the past national grand president, Obaapanyi Gloria Kwason urged all to live by the virtues of their patron saint with extraordinary love in helping the community. 

The Chief Shepherd of the Catholic Archdiocese of Accra used the opportunity to pray and install 15 newly elected national executives.