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By Kevin Kelly

Vatican II isn't earlier historical past yet a treasure for us this day. It has positioned humans again on the centre of the Church's educating and pastoral ministry. studying what this suggests 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 This number of his writings, outdated and new, tells the tale of his fight to be devoted to the spirit of Vatican II, studying from event and discerning the decision of God's Spirit in people's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 hole 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 entire. 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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It is like discarding or even burying a precious treasure that has been offered to us by the Spirit. In the fifty years following Vatican II I have had the great privilege of being involved in pastoral work in a variety of challenging and very exciting parish settings. During those years I have also taught and written as a moral theologian. Whenever possible, I have tried to combine both these ministries at one and the same time. I hope that has added a special pastoral dimension to my talks and writings over the years.

Whenever possible, I have tried to combine both these ministries at one and the same time. I hope that has added a special pastoral dimension to my talks and writings over the years. My hope has been that, in their various ways, these different facets of my ministry have all been inspired by the spirit and teaching of Vatican II. In fact, when I looked back at the end of five years involvement in Clergy In-Service Training and Adult Christian Education, it struck me very forcibly that the kind of work I had been doing was actually a form of remedial education, for myself as well as for others.

I had tended to accept too passively whatever happened as God’s will. I now realise that it is only by fully accepting responsibility for whatever lies in my control that I am enabling God’s will to be truly realised. In a sense, it is up to me to ‘create’ God’s will. (8) Skelmersdale Team Ministry and The Queens College, Birmingham After my sabbatical I was appointed Leader of the Roman Catholic Team Ministry in Skelmersdale New Town. This was a steep learning curve for me since the Team Ministry had been in operation for a number of years.

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