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By Kevin Kelly

ISBN-10: 1856077772

ISBN-13: 9781856077774

Vatican II isn't earlier heritage yet a treasure for us this day. It has placed humans again on the centre of the Church's educating and pastoral ministry. studying what this suggests in lifestyle 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 This selection of his writings, outdated and new, tells the tale of his fight to be trustworthy to the spirit of Vatican II, studying from adventure and discerning the decision of God's Spirit in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 outlet of Vatican II. Many at the present time 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. among the subject matters 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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In my introduction to the various chapters, I acknowledge whenever the content is drawn from the above sources including my three most recently published books listed on the final page. I am most grateful to the publishers, T & T Clark (Continuum) and Darton Longman & Todd and the Porticus Trust for permission to include quotations or longer sections from my writings published by them. I am also very grateful for permission to include articles originally published in the journals and periodicals listed at the end of the previous paragraph.

It is equally true of God’s dealings with our human family and with the whole of creation. And it is certainly true of the Church and our Christian vision. I am further encouraged by the fact that my good friend, Jack Mahoney SJ, has just produced a challenging new book which explores the implications for our Christian faith of living in an evolutionary context: Christianity in Evolution, Georgetown UP, Washington DC, 2011. We can no longer close our eyes to the kind of human persons we are as historical beings.

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. 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.

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