By Kevin Kelly
Vatican II isn't really prior historical past yet a treasure for us this day. It has positioned humans again on the centre of the Church's instructing and pastoral ministry. studying what this implies in daily life 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, previous 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 outlet of Vatican II. Many this day are involved that the Church is wasting contact with the Vatican II time table. This booklet reminds us that the duty of receiving Vatican II is way from whole. one of several 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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Two months of my sabbatical comprised visiting a number of developing countries, notably, India, the Philippines and Peru. I had the privilege of seeing liberation theology and inculturation put into practice in real life. It was an experience that has marked me for life. My sabbatical ended with a thirty-day Ignatian retreat at Dollymount in Dublin. One unforgettable insight from that retreat was to do with the will of God. I have always been attracted to the spirituality of Charles de Foucault and continue to recite daily his well-known ‘Prayer of Abandonment’.
Will that experience turn out to be a conversion experience for us? … Theologically, I would suggest, our world is faced with a redemptive moment. If that is not a challenge to Christians and Christian Churches, what is? (pp. 212-213). (11) Ecumenism For the next ten years of my personal odyssey I was parish priest of a shared Roman Catholic/Anglican Church in Hough Green, Widnes. A fuller account of that experience is given in a later chapter. This experience served to deepen my conviction that the future is ecumenical – and more than ecumenical.
A fuller account of that experience is given in a later chapter. This experience served to deepen my conviction that the future is ecumenical – and more than ecumenical. As a Hindu priest once said to me, ‘Religion, though good, can also narrow our minds. God is not narrow. ’ Almost from its inception nearly thirty-five years ago, the Association of Teachers of Moral Theology (ATMT) has been graced with a small, but highly influential ecumenical membership. In past years I remember people of the calibre of Professor Gordon Dunstan, Ann Loades and Oliver O’Donovan attending our meetings.
50 Years Receiving Vatican II. A Personal Odyssey by Kevin Kelly