50 Years Receiving Vatican II: A Personal Odyssey [NOOK Book]

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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 ...

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781856078535
  • Publisher: The Columba Press
  • Publication date: 6/19/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 346
  • File size: 795 KB

Meet the Author

Kevin Kelly is a retired Catholic priest of the Liverpool Archdiocese, England. As well as serving as parish priest in inner-city Liverpool, Skelmersdale New Town and Widnes (a shared Catholic/Anglican church), he lectured in moral theology at Heythrop College in the University of London and Liverpool Hope University where he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in 2007. A co-founder of the Association of Teachers of Moral Theology, he travelled extensively whilst a member of CAFOD's HIV Advisory Group.
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Table of Contents

Key to Abbreviations 8

Foreword 9

Introduction: My Personal Odyssey - An Overview 16

Parish and Pastoral Ministry in the light of Vatican II

1 We, the People of God, are the Church 32

2 Listening to Parishioners and Priests 35

3 Vision of a Vatican II Parish 45

4 Spirituality of a Vatican II Parish 52

5 Being the Catholic Parish Priest in the shared Roman Catholic/Anglican Church of St Basil & All Saints, Widnes 60

Appendix 1 Shared Services during the Year;

Appendix 2 Canonical and Theological Reflections on the Decision to discontinue the Simultaneous Eucharist;

Appendix 3 Retirement Homily

6 The National Pastoral Congress 1980 and Collaborative Ministry 79

Including Letter to The Tablet: On Homosexual Relationships

Moral Theology after Vatican II

7 Receiving Vatican II: An Ongoing Challenge for Moral Theologians 98

8 The Changing Face of Moral Theology after Vatican II 107

9 The Responsibility of Moral Theology to Church and Modern Society 120

10 Receiving Vatican II: The Contribution of the Association of Teachers of Moral Theology 124

11 Towards an Adult Conscience 131

12 'Do it Yourself' Moral Theology 141

13 Live Simply: Being True to our Togetherness 148

14 Two-Minute Talk at a Liverpool Public Rally, Protesting against Government Cuts 152

15 Saints or Sinners? Towards a Spirituality of Growth out of Sin Jack Mahoney SJ, 'Christianity in Evolution' An online book review 154

16 I Believe in a Sinful Church 170

17 The Gift of General Absolution 180

18 Pastoral Care of the Divorced and Remarried 183

19 Can Marriage Breakdown be a Death-Resurrection Experience? 186

20 Is there a link between Sex Abuse and Systemic God Abuse in the Church? 192

21 HIV-Prevention, Women, Condoms: A Gospel of Life Perspective 204

22 Maria's Story and other HIV/ AIDS encounters 218

23 Vatican II Moral Theology in Practice: Part One - Bernard Häring 225

24 Vatican II Moral Theology in Practice: Part Two - Charles Curran 237

25 Dissent or Disagree: A Debate with Charles Curran 241

The Eucharist and Vatican II

26 The New Translation of the Roman Missal: Lament for a Flawed Process 252

27 The Eucharist and Unity 260

28 The Eucharist and Violence 267

29 On viewing Mel Gibson's film, Tire Passion of the Christ 276

30 Some Thoughts on the Diminishing Number of Priests 278

31 Is 'No' to Female Priests 'Good News' for women? Letter to The Tablet, 2 December 1995 283

32 The Inhumanity of excluding Women from the Priesthood: A talk given in 1977 285

33 Celebrating the Eucharist in the Spirit of Vatican II 297

34 'Mind the Gap': Person-centred Liturgy 301

35 Samples of Eucharistic Prayers 305

36 We are Church, We are Eucharist, We are Theology: A Feast of Thanksgiving 311

37 We are God's Gift to Each Other: So to Honour One is to Honour All 315

Conclusion

38 Learning from a 1980 'Exposure Experience' in the Philippines 318

39 Retirement in Post-Vatican II Theology 333

40 Are we ready for .Vatican III? 340

Index 342

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    Hailing from a batch of 60s/70s style Jesuits, the author harken

    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.

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