By Kevin Kelly
Vatican II isn't really prior background yet a treasure for us this present day. It has positioned humans again on the centre of the Church's educating and pastoral ministry. studying what this suggests in lifestyle has been a problem to Liverpool priest Kevin Kelly, for the total of his greater than fifty years in parish ministry and as an ethical theologian. This choice of his writings, previous and new, tells the tale of his fight to be trustworthy to the spirit of Vatican II, studying from event and discerning the decision of God's Spirit in people's lives. 2012 is the fiftieth anniversary of the outlet of Vatican II. Many this day are involved that the Church is wasting contact with the Vatican II time table. This e-book reminds us that the duty of receiving Vatican II is way from entire. among the issues coated are: classes from the 1980 nationwide Pastoral Congress; imaginative and prescient and Spirituality of a Vatican II parish; Being parish priest in a shared Catholic-Anglican church; Spirituality of Homosexual...
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After my two years in the parish, I returned to the seminary to teach moral theology. I was struck by the unreality of the situation on my first night back. As the senior students, all aged from eighteen to about thirty, processed out of chapel on that first evening, the thought came to me that in many of the homes I had visited in St Clare’s parish, young men of this age were already married, fathers of young children and holding down a job. Whereas any responsibilities the seminarians carried were fairly minimal and artificial.
Again, the personal element comes in here. I had first got to know Michael Richards while I was in Rome. We both lodged at the Beda College. It was Michael who made possible the publication of my doctoral dissertation, Conscience: Dictator or Guide? (1967) in a series he was editing for Geoffrey Chapman. When he became the Editor of The Clergy Review he began to encourage me to publish in that periodical and later invited me on to its Editorial Board. I have never forgotten my first piece. It was in two parts and entitled ‘The Authority of the Church’s Moral Teaching’ (The Clergy Review, 1967, pp.
Also, to Valerie Devitt and Shane McCoy I extend my thanks for all their help. To Bill Bolger who was responsible for designing the fantastic cover I extend my deepest gratitude. The striking and very beautiful landscape painting on the front cover is the work of Deirdre Crowley, a well-known Cork artist. I am deeply grateful to Deirdre for accepting my invitation to contribute so significantly to the cover. Deirdre’s uncle, the late Fr Pat Crowley, was a very close friend of mine. He played a key role in my post-Vatican II odyssey.
50 Years Receiving Vatican II. A Personal Odyssey by Kevin Kelly