Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Abbey-Quaye has been appointed to join the formation team in the seminary. He is a priest of the catholic Archdiocese of Cape Coast ordained in the year 2005. He was assigned as a tutor and formator at the St. Theresa’s Minor Seminary, Amisano for 6 years (2005-2011), then he was appointed Assistant Secretary General of the Ghana Catholic Bishops Conference for 5 years (2011-2016). After successfully completing his doctoral study in systematic theology, he has been appointed to join the formation team in St. Peter’s Regional Seminary.
Profile of Fr. Abbey-Quaye
Date of Birth: August 17, 1977
Hometown: Apam, Central Region – Ghana
PhD (Systematic Theology)
Department of Theology
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
Dissertation Topic: Building a New Model of Church-State Collaboration in the Care of the Environment in Ghana Based on Catholic Social Teaching and African Theological Traditions (November 15, 2021).
MA (Religion and Human Values)
University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast-Ghana
Thesis Topic: Homosexuality in the Story of Sodom and Gomorrah: A Critical Reader-Response Reading of Genesis 19:1-25 (September 2013).
Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)
Faculty of Education, University of Cape Coast
Cape Coast – Ghana
Thesis Topic: Indiscipline in Senior Secondary Schools, Causes and Effects: A Case Study of Apam Secondary School (June 2003).
BA (Study of Religions & Sociology)
Faculty of Arts, University of Ghana, Legon
St. Peter’s Regional Seminary
Pedu, Cape Coast – Ghana
September 2000 – June 2005
SPIRITUALITY & PHILOSOPHY STUDIES
St. Paul’s Catholic Seminary, Sowutuom
Accra – Ghana
September 1997 – June 2000
SECONDARY AND POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION
St. Teresa’s Seminary, Amisano
Elmina – Ghana
January 1993 – June 1997
TEACHING AND WORKING EXPERIENCE:
Assistant Secretary General
Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC) from August 2011 to August 2016
Seat of Wisdom Catholic Chaplaincy at the University of Cape Coast – Ghana, West Africa from January 2009 to June 2011
Queen of Peace Catholic Church at Ntranoa, Elmina – Ghana, West Africa from January 2006 to August 2011
Catholic Students of Ankaful Nurses Training School, Ankaful – Ghana from October 2007 to August 2011
Part – Time Instructor (Introduction to the Bible/Apocalyptic Literature)
St. Victor Major Seminary, Tamale – Ghana from August 2013 to June 2016
Tutor and Formator
St. Teresa’s Minor Seminary, Amisano, Elmina – Ghana from December 2005 to August 2011
Served as Resource Person for Catholic Digest (a Catholic weekend teaching programme on Ghana’s national TV station, GTV, from 2012 to 2015).
Served as Columnist of The Catholic Standard, the weekly newspaper of Ghana’s Catholic Church from 2012 till date (I still contribute articles for publication in the newspaper).
Served as Columnist for Catholic Voice (a monthly Catholic magazine of the Archdiocese of Cape Coast, Ghana, published by Catholic Mission Press), from September 2005 – 2012.
Abbey-Quaye, E., Survey of the Bible: A Simple Companion and Guide. Cape Coast: Catholic
Mission Press Ltd., 2008.
Abbey-Quaye, E., Catholic Feasts and Solemnities. Vol. 1. Takoradi: St. Francis Press Ltd., 2011.
Hagan, P. & Abbey-Quaye, E., Living Lent. Cape Coast: Catholic Mission Press Ltd., 2012.
Abbey-Quaye, E., Survey of the Bible: A Simple Companion and Guide. Rev. Ed. Cape Coast:
Catholic Mission Press Ltd., 2014.
Abbey-Quaye, E. Apocalyptic Literature. Accra, Ghana: AA Concept, 2014.
Abbey-Quaye, E., Catholic Feasts and Solemnities, Volume 2. Accra, Ghana: AA Concept, 2018.
Hagan, P. & Abbey-Quaye, E., Journeying in Mercy: My Lenten Companion. Accra, Ghana: AA Concept, 2019.
HONOURS AND AWARDS:
Received Award for Graduate Assistantship from the Department of Theology, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, for the period 2016 to 2021.
QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS
Spoken Languages: Fante and Twi (local languages in Ghana) and English. I have working knowledge of French, Latin, and Greek.
Writing a book on the title, The Intertestamental Period: An Introduction.
The book will highlight the most significant events of 400-year period between the end of the Old Testament and the beginning of the New Testament, to serve as a resource material for Bible studies.
Writing a Book on the Memorials of the Saints in the Catholic Church. The Book will cover all Obligatory Memorials and some selected Optional Memorials.
Researched on the Catholic social teaching on ecology and environmental care as part of my dissertation for the award of Ph.D.
Focus was on how the global Church and the Church in Ghana have articulated ecological issues since 1891 and 1965 respectively, and how the Catholic Church in Ghana can collaborate with Government and actually lead the efforts on environmental care and integral ecology in Ghana.
Reading, watching and playing soccer and volleyball, listening to music, writing books and articles.