By Kevin Kelly
Vatican II isn't earlier historical past yet a treasure for us this present day. It has placed humans again on the centre of the Church's instructing and pastoral ministry. studying what this suggests in daily 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 This number of his writings, outdated and new, tells the tale of his fight to be trustworthy to the spirit of Vatican II, studying from event and discerning the decision of God's Spirit in people's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 ebook reminds us that the duty of receiving Vatican II is much from whole. one of many issues 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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They actually engaged one’s personal faith. The teacher was the leader of the exploratory expedition, rather than an oracle whose teaching had to be taken on faith. I and my fellow students were engaged in a struggle for meaning, delighting in any insights into the truth we achieved, though always conscious that the truth was something much bigger than we would ever grasp or understand. This approach gave us a respect for tradition. It was also a reminder that it is a living tradition, to be further enriched and we all share responsibility to try to develop this living tradition.
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.
It probably comes out most clearly in my short piece entitled, ‘Mind the Gap’: Person-centred Liturgy, later in this volume, where I describe ‘epikeia’ as a ‘gap virtue’. (3) Initial parish experience and teaching in the Seminary After completing my further studies, I spent two years as a curate in St Clare’s, a very busy parish in Liverpool. Vatican II was in full spate at the time. I still remember my parish priest (also vicar general), Mgr Adamson, looking up from his breakfast table reading of The Times and saying to me with a note of puzzled excitement in his voice.
50 Years Receiving Vatican II. A Personal Odyssey by Kevin Kelly