By Kevin Kelly
Vatican II isn't earlier background yet a treasure for us at the present time. It has placed humans again on the centre of the Church's instructing and pastoral ministry. studying what this implies in lifestyle has been a problem to Liverpool priest Kevin Kelly, for the complete of his greater than fifty years in parish ministry and as an ethical theologian. This choice of his writings, outdated and new, tells the tale of his fight to be devoted to the spirit of Vatican II, studying from adventure and discerning the decision of God's Spirit in people's lives. 2012 is the fiftieth anniversary of the hole of Vatican II. Many at the present time are involved that the Church is wasting contact with the Vatican II time table. This publication reminds us that the duty of receiving Vatican II is much from entire. one of many themes 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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A Medical Missionary of Mary sister, Dr Maura O’Donohue, headed the whole venture. Her medical expertise, combined with her extensive experience of Africa and her deep commitment to social justice and respect for the dignity of women, enabled her quickly to become a key figure in the Church’s response to HIV/AIDS. She became an ‘expert’ in the fullest sense of the word. In other words, her knowledge and understanding of HIV/AIDS was based on grassroots personal experience of how people were being infected and affected by this pandemic.
It had been a case of trying to interiorise the spirit of Vatican II so that I could in turn share it with others. Because of my grass-roots pastoral involvement, many of my writings have dealt with practical issues affecting people’s everyday lives, often touching neuralgic moral issues, including how people have struggled to cope with teaching which they feel is contrary to their own experience or pastorally unhelpful in the complexity of their lives. After I finally retired from parish ministry, I had more time to trawl through my writings and unpublished papers to see if any of them might still be pastorally helpful to people even in our changed situation of the early twenty-first century.
Hence, they played an important role in my personal odyssey. Moreover, in addition to contributing chapters to various books, I have also had the privilege of having numerous articles published in the following journals and periodicals in the UK and Ireland, The Tablet, The Furrow, The Clergy Review, The Month, Priest and People, New Blackfriars, The Way, and the supplement to The Way. In my introduction to the various chapters, I acknowledge whenever the content is drawn from the above sources including my three most recently published books listed on the final page.
50 Years Receiving Vatican II. A Personal Odyssey by Kevin Kelly