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Ghana: help needed (letter)

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 Contents - Oct 2004AD2000 October 2004 - Buy a copy now
Editorial: Addressing the shortfall of priests - Michael Gilchrist
Today's non-practising young Catholics: are Church conservatives to blame? - Michael Gilchrist
News: The Church around the World
Society: US bishops call on Catholic institutions to oppose culture of death - Patrick Reilly
University: International Movement of Catholic Students Australia - Aaron Russell
Liturgy: Why priests should stick to the Mass texts - Bishop T.J. Paprocki
Books: Be Not Afraid: Cardinal George Pell's new book to be launched in November
Society: Why marriage should receive greater government support - Michael Casanova
The Pope's Encyclical on the Eucharist - Sr Mary Augustine OP
Letters: Pastoral letters (letter) - Charles Francis, AM
Letters: State Aid (letter) - Alan A. Hoysted
Letters: Liturgical abuses (letter) - George Simpson
Letters: Graham Greene (letter) - Thomas A. Watkin
Letters: Come As You Are? (letter) - Brigid P. McKenna
Letters: Ghana: help needed (letter) - Name and address supplied
Letters: Year of the Eucharist (letter) - Fr Glen Tattersall FSSP
Letters: Catholic Doctors' Association of Victoria (letter) - Dr Dominica Ho
Books: The Ceremonies Of The Roman Rite Described, Fortescue,O'Connell, Alcuin Reid - Msgr. Peter J. Elliott (reviewer)
Books: The Organic Development of the Liturgy, by Alcuin Reid OSB - Msgr Peter J. Elliott (reviewer)
Books: The Two Wings Of Catholic Thought, edited by D.R. Foster, J.W. Koterski SJ - Br Christian Moe FSC (reviewer)
Books: More new titles from AD Books
Reflection: Our Lady, Fatima and the 'annihilation of nations' - Anne Lastman

In a past issue of your magazine I read a letter from Obour Isaac of Ghana who was seeking the help of your readers in order to acquire rosaries for people in his community. I sent him what I could and some time later received a reply from him asking for further help.

I have provided the list of items to some people in our diocese I thought could help and thought you might publish the list he sent me in the hope that others may be able to help him achieve his goal.

He has written that he is wanting to build a "very big altar in his community" and needs help with the following items. From his letter it seems he also runs an orphanage school which may explain the other items he requests:

One large statue of Jesus; one large statue of Our Lady; 94 pairs of metallic rosary beads; 94 pairs luminous rosary beads (he specifically requested ones that shine in the dark); 94 Pieta books; 82 boxes of incense; holy pictures of Mary and Our Lord.

He went on to add that the rosaries that I sent were given to the people who attend adoration and to the children in the orphanage there. For the orphanage school he asked for monetary assistance, or for materials such as toys, books, bags, etc.

I have included the contact details below. In closing I would like to congratulate you and your staff for conscientiously upholding the ideals and traditions of our faith - a witness we all need in these times of New Age practices and liberal interpretations.

Obour Isaac, PO Box SE 1893, Suame-Kumasi, Ghana, West Africa, tel + 233-27-774-9899, email:


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Reprinted from AD2000 Vol 17 No 9 (October 2004), p. 15

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