zyprexa price uk detailing story azithromycin acyclovir help poison ivy cialis 5mg online uk sevban.com can u take theraflu with metoprolol succ azithromycin side effects gums swollen can you use doxycycline hyclate for diverticulitis flagyl mesenteric adenitis will cipro cure boils prednisone 6 days directions how much does colcrys cost without insurance kurierbranzowy.eu metformin xr 500mg for acne champion-container.com levofloxacin 750 mg price in india will i maintain hair on .25mg propecia allcoinreviews.org lexapro 15 mg dosage bactrim prescription without insurance kurierbranzowy.eu how long ciprofloxacin eye drops side effects last strangfuneral.org para que es cipro hc otic arroyograndecc.com provera tablet in india purple round synthroid 75 pill metronidazole and amoxycillin in breastfeeding amitriptyline 10 mg apotheek baservizi.com propecia every three days diovan discount coupon waterfrontalehouse.com metronidazole 1 gel generic sildenafil citrate for sale uk clomiphene citrate 300 mg cytotec para 6 semanas fluconazole dusting powder jual accutane iv 80mg lasix how do i give autogiant.com heartworm without ivermectin can you take cyclizine and ondansetron together dctourguideonline.com topamax 200 mg daily fladex forte metronidazole 500 mg buspirone nz so-sc.org 1001.org lovedrop.us buy plavix with discount millionaire-meena.com antibiotic powder for sore throat when did propecia go generic viagra patent australia expiry synthroid and exercise intolerance reactions between. clopidogrel and gaviscon is generic lexapro the same as lexapro desyrel pliva 441 deepspacesupply.com paxil price at walmart can we give 600 mg fluconazole at a time katartisi-pnai.gr viagra generic australia fexofenadine brands uk lipitor off patent australia 4g propranolol mercurydrug fluconazole price arimidex not working buy accutane gel online floraphotographs.com premature ejaculation from thyroxine how do they work dapoxetine 60 mg tablets terbinafine cream shelf life does metformin work without food online viagra ordering buy flagyl from canada thuoc flagyl cortisol how long until metronidazole benzoate to work in cats cytotec and milk eu-atp.org brtop.net can you take zoloft without eating buy amoxicillin 500mg no prescription uk amoxilina bd khasiat dan fungsi salep ketoconazole nursing care plan warfarin overdose floraphotographs.com bethubsportsblog.com neurontin foe neck pain relief prednisone 50 mg for 5 days no taper for poison ivy celexa 40 mg tablets louielouie.net strausser.com lisinopril price costco can you take ibuprofen with levothyroxine adega.info celexa for irritability lasix furosamude dexamethasone 1 mg ml estrace cream for sale tm perforated what antibiotics can be used 1judaica.com is doxycycline an anti parasitic 7xianyuan.com amoxicillin syrup for adults to buy uk buildingsonfire.com rider sildenafil side effects of coming off lexapro 10 mg bactrim for uti 7 days buy nexium without script obat meloxicam 20mg does wellbutrin cause side effects when you miss a dose farmacias en tacna que vendan cytotec ivermectin dogs uk smallprint.netzoo.net can you snort amoxicillin and get high childlabor-payson.org can metformin cause urine to smell metformin hcl er 750 mg para que sirve does single dose of levofloxacin affect menstural cycle kikkaskitchen.com lamisil khasiat can you take lisinopril and atenolol together 600 mg blue antibiotic obat generik gabapentin 300mg ivermectin buy online foro voltaren crema paria hernia discal does zoloft works after 2 weeks metformin glucophage 500mg cipro eye drops shelf life isoptin retard y atenolo how long does it take rizatriptan para que sirve provera y cuando la debo tomar voltaren resinat 600 segtucson.com kaupers-kapellenhof.de how long are antibiotics good for after prescribed heavyanalytics.com does ketoconazole cures sinus infection singulair price malaysia andrijastepic.renianstudio.com blog.fiberwire.ca seroquel and tramadol taken together plavix 75mg cost mexico sa fluconazole voltaren forte crema precio is it good to apply septran in hoon famvir bikes 14leclub.com westregion.org bizconst.org nolvadex tamoxifen for sale asyras2013.espora.es rf5.org the price of cialis at wallgreen pharmacy am1320.com seroquel sleep aid levitra online uk haciendahotel-oldtown.com zoloft and swollen knee pain erythromycin 875 linezolid price in malaysia how much doxycycline do dogs taje for bronchitis singulair 10 mg generic chrisandradeforcongress.com is amoxicillin trihydarate safe for first trimester side effects diovan 160 doxycycline on empty stomach nhs golfnewmexico.com periactin price in india vaginal bleeding with celebrex oxycodone cipro price list wordsalamode.com ok to use nizoral shampoo on my dog golfnewmexico.com foods contain sildenafil bridgehousemedia.com montelukast sodium tablets price atenolol and massage contraindications filmarray.com cost for cialis canada quetiapine 93 denimandlace.ca addictedtoallthingspretty.com prednisone and omoxycilan taken at same tome for cats metronidazole salep adalah paroxetine er for premature ejaculation zithromax 3 day dose pack webworksandgraphics.com gabapentin side effects in dogs xenical 80 mg stromectol online pharmacy publix cost of zyvox 600 mg wilbraham.com zoloft increase dose and leg pain doxycycline cause false strep tests doxycycline does not affect the contracrption pill dogs overdose on prednisone plavix resistance testing dutasteride 2.5 mg india debtspecialistcentre.com difference of proscar and flomax safest way to come off zyprexa 2.5mg can you take effexor xr with escitalopram doxycycline hyclate cause dry mouth how should i wean off of lexapro generic lipitor 10mg price australia l thyroxine conversion en mg purchase singulair canada topiramate for alcoholism 365travelinsurance.com lipitor dosage vs crestor dosage weaning off of escitalopram anxiety zofran odt online narrative.in croup steroid shot dexamethasone mercury sertraline and dialated pupil gauntletpress.com doxycycline se newe effekte artitself.com nursing intervention of metronidazole atenolol 4 dollar list can a 3 month old have albuterol wife with husband on viagra viagra by mail in the usa prozac 5 mg sigmalogic.eu buspirone 10mg tab teva can buspar make you pace cuanto sale el misoprostol en farmacias san pablo what does zyprexa velotab schmelztablettenolanzapin do nolvadex to reverse gyno buy ketoconazole online no prescription how do i give an amoxicillin pill to my cat does viagra make you ejaculate more buy piroxicam capsules does klonopen help until cymbalta kicks in purchase clopidogrel how much does thyroxine cost for dogs zithromax dosis para chlamydia bactrim shelf life expiration meaning of terbinafine alendronate sodium generic name timminsfamilycounselling.com augmentin menstruation gratisdiscotecas.com duloxetine cost in india onlywebs.us horners.org.uk will leukopenia improve after zyprexa stopped fibroid and fertility drugs like clomid azithromycin upper respiratory infection in rabbits metformin uk pcos amoxicillin is good for shingles levonorgestrel 0.1 mg ethinyl estradiol 0.02 mg sildenafil citrate generic viagra uprima carpetandfloors.co.uk tetracycline cost walmart dutasteride alopecia testimonianze wilbraham.com walterbruck.de azithromycin treat gonorrhea metronidazole for cats by injection escitalopram uk patent buy furosemide tablets 20mg where to buy propecia australia chatonlinegratis.info floraphotographs.com springmassage88.com baclofen for opiate withdrawal cuanto cuesta cytotec en farmasias de guatemala metoprolol 50 mg prospect ub.edu.pl cytotec 200 mcg dosage metoprolol tartrate 50mg caffeine levofloxacina effetti indesiderati alcool metronidazole tablets usp for dogs kamagra 100mg oral jelly dubai where to buy 9 month babies cough antibiotic and cough syrup vyvanse and lisinopril where to buy thyroxine online in n.z generic fluoxetine side effects generic viagra no prescriptio propecia results after 4 months cost of lisinopril 20 mg cvs contraindicaciones cytotec penicilina diflucan 200mg for 3 days advantagegolfcars.com champion-container.com bigdaddyssigns.com sobrietybyyourside.com xenical tb al contoh makalah amoxicillin thuoc cymbalta lethal dose 50 atomoxetine levofloxacin 250 mg cost amoxicillin dosage for 185 pound man grapefruit reacts to azithromycin tablets usp 250 mg propranolol and pregnancy side effects eu-atp.org side effects proscar 5 mg beard growth how much does baclofen 10 mg go for street price flagyl pregnancy third trimester jinlongcheng.net dostinex 500 mcg price of voltaren in peru is digoxin hydrophillic meccanicanova.com bupropion hcl xl 150 mg high mixed with alcohol escitalopram 20 mg effects on sleep and alcohol can i purchase zithromax in the philippines mifepristone and misoprostol kit price in india fluconazole mouth rince india webbrowsers.lv 283858.com seroquel pluggen can we use fluconazole tablets for ringworm doxepin 4 wilbraham.com finasteride resultados accidentally taking a double dose of levothyroxine accademiartigianato.it fda black box warning for irbesartan amoxicillin for herpes stomatitis metronidazole cims generics how much baclofen to get high augmentin for dog lice dosage horners.org.uk ic azithromycin 1gm pwd packet 365travelinsurance.com who has taken prometrium 400 mg to induce period how many naproxen sodium 200 mg can i take to get high rantical.com lisinopril and heel pain buspar 5mg high how long is lasix detectable in your system zoloft sertraline untuk is levaquin gluten free provera sin receta en puerto rico what is difference between sertraline 50 and 100 pill what is use of dexamethasone tablets bp0.5mg clomid 8 days late haciendahotel-oldtown.com doxepin hcl 25mg side effects does 7.5mg mirtazapine work for anxiety diflucan pill can it treat roaseca con que nombre sale misoprostol en costarica acyclovir suspension brands in ph seroquel acne blog.fiberwire.ca lexapro weight gain problems stopping lipitor can i drink alcohol takingnifedipine 60 mg alternative for azithromycin kidney turystykawinternecie.pl ciprofloxacin of uti bank can you take diflucan after canesten medicament erector 50 mg mercadodefichajesfutbol.com phenergan dosage for 7 month old csipropertyservices.com first two weeks of accutane twentynineinches-de.com louielouie.net webafest.com.au rantical.com valacyclovir hcl 1 gram tablet m123 inderal 40 mg and augmentin vibramycin 100mg side effects fungsi azithromycin gabapentin taper schedule fda approved celecoxib 200 mg pdf best antibiotic for tonsillities available in riyadh weaning off buspirone horners.org.uk gkris.com gastritis levaquin is duloxetine interact opipramol ciprofloxacin for parisites buying viagra in the uk how long before bed to take seroquel septra antibiotic dosage jwalkny.com generic finasteride 1mg vs propecia aatif.lu lexapro and molly prednisone 20mg tab watson side effects is lexapro good celebrex withdrawal symptoms a comprehensive view split cialis in advance how much of a dose of doxycycline for dogs dog dosage for ketoconazole westwoodhomesinc.com plavix 150 mg par jour parmaciboevino.com india drugs viagra what are you chances of blindness using 5mg cialis propecia over the counter uk coparmex.org.mx addictedtoallthingspretty.com viagra online pharmacy generic hhpz.org bupropion bipolar 75mg a1commerce.com can i take metronidazole every 6 hours plavix generic make levaquin de 500 mg para que sirve tamoxifen for dogs for sale does herbal cialis work yalovadaarsa.com naprosyn 375 baclofen and false positivefor opiates chatonlinegratis.info is celexa and zypreza together safe for teens avvsagradafamilia.net bactrim forte 960mg skutki uboczne mercadodefichajesfutbol.com posso abortar usando cytotec de 100 mg fluconazole synthesis reaction tamsulosin and tylenol 3 doubleglazingcompanies.com groganstudios.com can i take amoxicillin with ramipril can levaquin cause eosinophil per the fda over the counter viagra mumbai zoloft weight loss depression metronidazole 500mg side effects pee unitedreporters.com metformin pcos time released does clomid cause water retention ciprofloxacino 6 comprimidos neruda gabapentin uk ethinyl estradiol 50 mcg fiyat?± ketoconazole and zpto lotion shampoo on hair benefits how long clonidine drowst effect last prazosin 7 mg brand nane ofdiltiazem 2 cream can i use panadol pm with 50 mg voltaren metformin low density lipoprotein mechanism cipro for uti 3 days mixing olanzapine and latuda drug amoxilcillin treat nasal what does voltaren schmerzgel forte do in the body blakesgourmet.com revista 10 min ovulating late on clomid and dexamethasone cialis cheap overnight delivery serviciosarcom.com iranstrick-tiregroup.com yogaindailylife.org dostinex 8 tablets metoprolol viagra lisinopril injectable piroxicam dosage for dogs side effects of plavix in cats finasteride cheap pharmacy online varicocele flomax lemurialifecoaching.com does amoxicillin cause dilated pupils 10 mg prednisone pack direction gsk augmentin 625 mg does it treate doxycycline hyclate 100 mg cap ivermectin 1.87 for horses proventil c.a.c online games buy vitamins viagra sale topamax 100 mg para adelgazar atarax pakistan para que sirve piroxicam pomada veofinancial.com cytotec 1 month pregnant prednisone dosage for peds poison ivy lexapro tablets 10mg sideinfo.com.br 1001.org levitra buy us strattera for anxiety disorders forum cost of viagra on prescription maximum dose of paxil cr for general anxiety how many days in a row can you take diflucan tratament co dostinex si bei alcool viagra 30 year old male strangfuneral.org sevban.com what is half life of benicar 40mg generic zyprexa cost walmart advantagegolfcars.com dosis amoxicillin per kg acyclovir tablet different dosage form warfarin price in india clannameandcloth.com generic dutasteride amoxicillin and zinc quetiapine 25mg and promethazine 25mg mix serophene and ovidrel and pregnancy michelamarchiotto.com segtucson.com injecting tamoxifen citrate metronidazole 200mg dosage for dogs photoloco.com cuidados despues de usar cytotec

Africa’s Catholic Explosion

Cardinal Peter Turkson, archbishop of Cape Coast, Ghana, is one of the leading voices of the Church in Africa.
by Greg Watts | Source:
There are now nearly 150 million Catholics in Africa, 14% of the global Church population. The 59-year-old Scripture scholar, who speaks eight languages, is the first cardinal from Ghana.

Register correspondent Greg Watts met him during his recent visit to London.

How do you see the difference between the Church in the West and the Church in Africa?
The system of being a Church in the West is different to our system of being a Church. Parishes have a different meaning in Africa. We have two priests who live at a central residential station and who serve sometimes 20 or 30 villages or outstations.

What is the place of the Church in African society?
When Christianity arrived, it often came in a close relationship with the various colonial powers. Therefore, right from the beginning, the kind of evangelization that emerged was linked to development: education, health, sanitation and all of that. These were the means through which a number of churches were established. They built schools and hospitals and used them as means of evangelization.

In Ghana, for example, there are places where people will tell you, “For us, our government is the Church.” They see the Church as the provider of all the basic needs of life. The government recognizes this role the Church plays in education and health and so on.

How closely does the Church work with the government in Ghana?
In Ghana, the best schools are Christian — either Catholic, Anglican or Presbyterian. The last census revealed that eight of the top 10 secondary schools were Catholic. The Catholic Church provides 38% of all health facilities in Ghana. This makes us a big partner with the government.

Some regimes have considered our influence in schools to be too strong, and they have tried to curtail it. At present, we have a system that recognizes our place in education, but the admission procedures are strongly state-controlled.

How important is education in the Church’s mission?
The Church exists for human development, over and above proclaiming the Gospel. In the past, the popes have said that evangelization and human development go hand-in-hand. The Church seeks to help people live decent lives.

Is there a danger that Africa could follow Europe in becoming a secular society?
I think that our traditional way of making people Catholic needs to be reconsidered. We need to look at the evangelicals and see what they do. When we do that, we may discover that there is something we can learn from them.

In these churches, the declaration that Jesus is Lord is meant to be an expression of a person’s commitment. It’s like somebody being offered knowledge of a person and consciously accepting to enter into a relationship with that person and establish personal ties.

This is what holds people in these evangelical churches. I think we should not just label it emotionalism and so discard it. Religion must be about relationship.

So what must the Catholic Church do?
The danger facing the Catholic Church in Africa is that we just feed people with a few notions: Who is God? What is the Trinity? What is a sacrament?

These definitions can be learned by heart and just repeated to anybody who asks questions. Unfortunately, this sometimes happens in parts of Africa.

When I go on pastoral visits and the parish priest or the catechist says he has prepared some candidates for me to confirm, I like to meet them. So the night before I do a confirmation I do some teaching with the kids. I take them through a more personal explanation of faith.

We need to rediscover a basis which is essentially about personal relationship.

How many seminarians does Ghana have?
We have 258 seminarians in Ghana at the moment and only a staff of 15. The ratio is big and the tendency is therefore for staff just to teach. The extra effort to get to know the students is sometimes difficult.

Why do you invite students in their diaconate year to live with you?
I started this 10 years ago. I get to know them and they get to size me up. I have the bursar come in to introduce them to the financial system of the diocese, the canonist leads them through tribunal practices, and the archivist explains how to gather data. The students are also taught to drive. Initially, they were apprehensive, and didn’t know why I was inviting them.

How has this system helped?
There have been a few occasions when I have picked up signals from students that have been useful to me later in dealing with them as priests. If I pick up signals that are really serious, I call them in for a chat. I also ask them their spirituality and prayer life.

I tell them it’s not enough to pray the breviary. They are encouraged to develop a personal prayer life and deepen their spirituality.

It’s important that Christianity goes beyond the theology and terms that we have learned to something more relational.

How adequate was your formation?
I did my theology in the United States, in the seminary of the Conventual Franciscans. Studying with religious, and the spirituality of St. Francis, challenged me and changed the way I look at things.

In what way?
During my year as a deacon, I lived in an inner-city parish in Albany, N.Y. The neighborhood had once been populated by Italians and Irish, but when I was there in the late 1970s it was mainly poor blacks and Hispanic, who were not particularly Catholic.

Part of my task was to interest people in the life of the Church. To do this, I went stoop-to-stoop and door-to-door. I had to think about what you did with an empty church and a population that does not respond to the Church.

So what did you do?
Like with all evangelization, you have to pray and witness a lot. Gradually, this prayer and witnessing began to pay off. When I went to some black churches, they wanted me to join as a minister.

What can Catholics learn from Pentecostal churches?
At the last meeting I attended of the Council for Christian Unity, we discussed the threat of Pentecostals in Latin America. I said that we need to celebrate the gifts of the Holy Spirit more: prophecy, healing, intercessory prayer and all of that. This is one of the things the Pentecostals do.

I think there is only one formula for being a Church, only one formula for being Christians. And that formula is the one we read about in the Acts of the Apostles: a group of people living in the power of the Holy Spirit and the strength of the Word.

In some places we need to see how we can activate the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

How do you think this should be done?
These churches set up ministries for intercession, ministries of prophecy and so on. These gifts are bestowed on members of the Church and they need to be exercised. Priests must take the lead here.

How are relations in Ghana between Catholics and other Christians?
Initially, the Pentecostals and evangelicals in Ghana were suspicious of the Catholic Church. But we now have a group called Conference of Religions for Peace, made up of Catholics, mainstream Protestant churches and Muslims.

I was the chairman of it until last year. I have also spoken at prayer breakfasts of the Full Gospel, which consists of businessmen, some of them Catholics.

What are your hopes for next year’s Synod on the Bible?
We priests and bishops need to recognize that many of us are products of notional Christianity. Quite a sizable number entered seminary, received formation and got ordained, but might not have experienced any personal conversion. When that is the case, we are missing something that is very basic for the life of a Christian.

The Bible was produced by religious people and meant to inspire other religious people. It was produced by people of faith. So we should endeavor to make the Bible serve its purpose and inspire faith. This is what I hope the synod can achieve.

And what are your hopes for the special synod for Africa in 2009?
After the last synod for Africa in 1994, many diocesan synods were held. And, at least in Ghana, they all contained the word evangelization. But, at the end of the day, how many really did evangelize?

It can be talked about in an academic way and not really considered something that has to be lived. The Word of God must produce conversions, and conversions lead to witness.

At the second synod for Africa, we must look at how we are a Church in Africa. Rwanda was supposed to 99% Catholic. How could it end up with genocide?

We need to realize that notional Christianity has probably been too strong. Instead, we need a radical conversion that will make the presence of God real and personal for each one of us.

Greg Watts writes from London.
Source: National Catholic Register - November 18-24, 2007 Issue

Click Here to Donate Now!

Join the new media evangelization. Your tax-deductible gift allows Catholic.net to build a culture of life in our nation and throughout the world. Please help us promote the Church's new evangelization by donating to Catholic.net right now. God bless you for your generosity.




Post a Comment
Write a comment on this article

Email required (will not be published)
required Country

Most Popular