By Kevin Kelly

Vatican II isn't previous background 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 suggests in way of 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 This choice of his writings, outdated and new, tells the tale of his fight to be devoted to the spirit of Vatican II, studying from adventure and discerning the decision of God's Spirit in people's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 hole of Vatican II. Many at the present time are involved that the Church is wasting contact with the Vatican II time table. This publication reminds us that the duty of receiving Vatican II is much from whole. one of many 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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I had respect, even affection, for Paddy Hanrahan, the Irish priest who taught moral theology in the seminary. Yet much of his course was light years away from the approach to moral theology which emerged from Vatican II. The three-volume moral theology manual by Noldin was our text. Its subtitle was ‘secundum mentem S Thomae’ (‘according to the mind of St Thomas’). When, later, I studied moral theology in Switzerland from the actual text of Aquinas I discovered that Noldin was very far from the mind of Thomas.

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.

Since an important part of my personal odyssey has involved my role as a moral theologian, it is natural that there should be a distinct section entitled, ‘Moral Theology after Vatican II’. This includes reflections on my own experience as a moral theologian as well as my appreciation of two of my fellow moral theologians. There are also items on some general and specific issues such as conscience, authority, collegiality, believing in a sinful Church, the divorcedremarried, clerical sex-abuse and HIV/AIDS prevention and condoms.

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