50 Years Receiving Vatican II: A Personal Odyssey

50 Years Receiving Vatican II: A Personal Odyssey

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by Kevin Kelly
     
 

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Vatican II is not past history but a treasure for us today. It has put people back at the centre of the Church's teaching and pastoral ministry. Learning what this means in everyday life has been a challenge to Liverpool priest Kevin Kelly, for the whole of his more than fifty years in parish ministry and as a moral theologian. This collection of his writings, old

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Vatican II is not past history but a treasure for us today. It has put people back at the centre of the Church's teaching and pastoral ministry. Learning what this means in everyday life has been a challenge to Liverpool priest Kevin Kelly, for the whole of his more than fifty years in parish ministry and as a moral theologian. This collection of his writings, old and new, tells the story of his struggle to be faithful to the spirit of Vatican II, learning from experience and discerning the call of God's Spirit in people's lives. 2012 is the 50th anniversary of the opening of Vatican II. Many today are concerned that the Church is losing touch with the Vatican II agenda. This book reminds us that the task of receiving Vatican II is far from complete.

Among the many topics covered are: Lessons from the 1980 National Pastoral Congress; Vision and Spirituality of a Vatican II parish; Being parish priest in a shared Catholic-Anglican church; Spirituality of Homosexual Relationships; 'Do it yourself Moral Theology; Reflections on the diminishing number of priests and the ordination of women; The New Translation of the Roman Missal - a flawed process; The Eucharist and Unity; General Absolution; Clerical Sex Abuse; Vatican II Celebration of the Eucharist; Divorce and Second Marriage; HIV Prevention, Women and Condoms; Retirement as a theological source; Dissent in the Church; The Changing Face of Moral Theology; An Adult Conscience; Believing in a Sinful Church; Vatican II Moral Theology in Practice - Bernard Haring and Charles Curran; Listening to Parishioners.

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ISBN-13:
9781856077774
Publisher:
Columba Press
Publication date:
07/20/2012
Pages:
346
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hailing from a batch of 60s/70s style Jesuits, the author harkens back to the aging hopes of those who never appreciated the ecclesial continuity of the first and second Vatican councils. In his last official days Pope Benedict talked about the false magisterium of the media surrounding the second council. This book is a collection of artefacts of that influential media play. Send a check to the author so he may retire with some grace but don't bother with this irrelevant book.