By Kevin Kelly
Vatican II isn't really prior heritage yet a treasure for us at the present time. It has positioned humans again on the centre of the Church's instructing and pastoral ministry. studying what this implies in way of life 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 present 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 much from whole. one of many subject matters lined 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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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. Maura invited me to join her advisory committee and my eyes began to be opened to the enormity of HIV/AIDS, a process of personal enlightenment which has continued to this day.
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. Along with the other members of the Upholland Northern Institute, between 1975 and 1980 we shared in the experience of introducing the riches of Vatican II to priests and laity in the north of England, a steep learning curve for ourselves and all concerned – a truly inspirational experience.
To be dropped into such a situation was an immense privilege and one I will never forget. It would be impossible to attempt to summarise the theological richness of such an experience. I can only point readers to ‘Struggling to Live the Gospel in Inner-city Liverpool: a Case Study’, chapter two of my From a Parish Base. There I have tried, very inadequately, to capture some of the inspiration and excitement of those early days. My ten years in Eldon St parish offered me a theological ‘source’ which I was able to share in my theological teaching in Heythrop and which the students seemed to appreciate greatly.
50 Years Receiving Vatican II. A Personal Odyssey by Kevin Kelly