My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, my name is Elizabeth Reindorf and over a number of years, I have been managing a preschool Teacher Training School, training caregivers and teachers for crèches, kindergartens, day care centres and homes where children of the age of 0 to 8 are cared for.
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
I am happy to be able to receive you at the conclusion of the Plenary Session, which engaged you on a subject of great importance for the life of the Church, which is the relationship between evangelization and catechesis. I am also pleased to receive the members of the International Council for Catechesis, which is now an integral part of your Dicastery.
Dearly beloved citizens and men and women of goodwill resident in Ghana, we, the heads of the Member-Churches of the Christian Council of Ghana and the members of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference, send you our warmest greetings of peace and love.
Ghanaian Cardinal Peter Turkson has suggested that Pope Francis and his encyclical intend to promote the nobility of business - as Pope Francis has recognized in the past - and to warn against times when the desire for excessive gain beclouds the noble vision of business.
The General Directory for Catechesis states that, “The Church ardently desires that all the Christian faithful be brought to that full, conscious and active participation which is required by the very nature of the liturgy and the dignity of the baptismal Priesthood.” (GDC, par. 5)
We, the members of the Ghana Catholic Bishops' Conference, at our plenary meeting held in Accra on 7 May 2009, in the exercise of our pastoral duty to guide the members of the Church to be faithful followers of Jesus Christ, and convinced of the irreconcilability of Freemasonry with the Catholic faith, hereby issue this Declaration in order to apply the provisions of Canon Law on sanctions for Catholics who join Masonic Associations.