The Second Vatican Council saw the Catholic Church respond to the challenges and opportunities it faced in the late twentieth century with a renewed sense of vigour and purpose. Some fifty years since this landmark event, Bishop Brendan Leahy considers the council's continued relevance for Christians today, with particular emphasis on its `vision of renewal'.
Let's Remember, Let's Review, Let's Renew begins by highlighting the core teachings of Vatican II, before examining its impact on the Diocese of Limerick. It concludes by exploring the ways in which the council can inspire and guide us as we contend with new challenges to our faith in an increasingly secular world.
This booklet encourages readers to rekindle a spirit of gratitude and hope as we reflect upon our journey with Christ today.
Brendan Leahy is the current Bishop of Limerick. From 2006 until 2013 he served as Professor of Systematic Theology at the Pontifical University and National Seminary in St Patrick’s College in Maynooth. He has written many articles and books on themes such as: peace and forgiveness; faith questions; ecumenism; and spirituality. His works for Veritas include Graced Horizons: A Journey through Mercy and The Human Voyage of Self-Discovery: Essays in Honour of Brendan Purcell.