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Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral

Saturday 20th June 2015

‘Whether this Council will count in the end as one of the highlights of Church history will depend on the people who translate its words into terms of real life. What is at issue for Catholic theology, therefore, is not the Council in itself. What is in question is the interpretation and reception of the Council. The dispute is about this and this alone.’   Walter Kasper, Theology and Church (New York, NY: Crossroad Pub Co, 1989), 168


Hosted by Liverpool Hope University and taking place at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral during the year of the 50th anniversary of the closing of Vatican II, this conference will broadly examine the reception, interpretation, and practical realisation of Vatican II as it related to sacred music. The aim of the conference is to bring both academics and practitioners together (the ‘people who translate its words into terms of real life’) to explore this important area, to find common ground, and discuss the way ahead.