By Kevin Kelly
Vatican II isn't really prior background yet a treasure for us this day. It has placed 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 full 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 This choice of his writings, outdated and new, tells the tale of his fight to be trustworthy to the spirit of Vatican II, studying from adventure and discerning the decision of God's Spirit in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 this day are involved that the Church is wasting contact with the Vatican II schedule. This e-book reminds us that the duty of receiving Vatican II is way from whole. one of the 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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Unconsciously I was being affected by an atmosphere of emotional deprivation and so did not receive the kind of well-integrated education in personal and sexual relationships which is now recognised as part of any young person’s healthy development. This all-male environment encouraged a macho culture in the seminary. Discipline was strict. Feelings were not for public display. The image of a priest put before us was of a man, strong, independent, able to control himself and others, and totally obedient to the will of God which came through the voice of authority and the rules of the seminary.
Moreover, there was no suggestion that the views and personal experience of the present or future confessors reading these texts carried any weight. As for penitents, their opinions did not enter into the equation. When Michael Richards asked me to take over the ‘Questions and Answers’ column, my reaction was that a totally different approach was needed for our post-Vatican II age. Consequently, I wrote an introductory article entitled, ‘Doit-yourself moral theology’ (The Clergy Review, 1970, pp.
Chapter three of my FPB, ‘Collaborative Ministry: a Pastoral Experience in Skelmersdale’) I learnt that a mission statement which could apply to any Church community, regardless of time, place or culture, will never arouse people’s enthusiasm and set them on fire. At the end of five years in Skelmersdale I was becoming worried that there was very little writing taking place in the UK in the field of moral theology. Because of my training and experience I could not ignore such a lacuna. Although I had thoroughly enjoyed my years in the Team Ministry, I decided that I would make better use of my talents, such as they were, by re-engaging with teaching and writing in moral theology.
50 Years Receiving Vatican II. A Personal Odyssey by Kevin Kelly
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