Breakdown in the family system worrying – Most Rev Palmer-Buckle
THE Metropolitan Archbishop of Accra, Most Rev Gabriel Charles Palmer-Buckle, has attributed the increase in social vices in the Ghanaian society to the breakdown of the family system
“There is a big worry about the family, the breakdown of the family,” he said.
Speaking during a courtesy call on him by the leadership of the Knights and Ladies of Marshall, a Catholic friendly society, Most Rev Palmer-Buckle, urged Christians to help find solution to the breakdown of the family system.
The leadership of the Knights and Ladies of Marshall included the Supreme Knight, Sir Kt Bro Ambrose Yennah and the Grand Lady, Most Respected Lady Sister Grace Budu-Smith.
Correcting the youth
Most Rev Palmer-Buckle observed that men and women in the secular world were at the receiving end of the negative effects of the breakdown in the family.
He said gone were the days when every member of the society could correct or discipline wayward children.
Most Rev Palmer-Buckle modernity had also compounded the situation with the Western world pushing its lifestyle on the Ghanaian society.
“The western world is pushing this business of gay union, homosexuality and so on in the name of freedom, and you realise the family is dismembered on that side. So we are worried about how that is creeping in very gently and very slowly into the church,” he said.
Most Reverend Palmer-Buckle therefore urged the leaders to take the issue up as an agenda for the next two years.
He also used the occasion to invite the group to the 25th anniversary celebration of his ordination as Bishop on January 6, 2017.
For his part, Supreme Knight, Sir Kt. Bro Ambrose Yennah gave the assurance that the Knights and Ladies of Marshall wuld include the issue of their programme to buttress the importance of the role of the family to the society.