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 professor of theology at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, and author of numerous publications. A von Balthasar scholar, he is involved in ecumenical and inter-religious dialogue. He is also Secretary of the Irish Bishops' Advisory Committee on Ecumenism.