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Breath of the Spirit

Pastoral, Liturgical, Teaching, and Social Justice Moments brought to you by www.DignityUSA.org.

Breath of the Spirit is DignityUSA’s electronic spiritual and liturgical resource for our members and potential members. Nothing can replace your chapter or other faith community, but we hope you will find further support here for integrating your spirituality with your sexuality and all the strands of your life.

We welcome relevant homilies, inspirational writings, social justice opportunities, or theological articles from other sources also — particularly from wise women and men who can help us grow as gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) and allied Catholic/Christians. You may volunteer to help with this program or send your comments by e-mailing info@DignityUSA.org ATTN: Breath of the Spirit.


Though each of today’s sacred authors speak about a future visit from either God or the risen Jesus, their goal isn’t as much to prepare us for the future as it is to help us reflect on how we’re living the present.

Third-Isaiah refers to an event for which Jews of his day and age... more

Though it never made the American Film Institute’s recent list of the 100 best movie quotes, Mel Brooks’ remark in The History of the World – Part 1 – “It’s good to be the king!” – seems to fit snugly into today’s feast.

But, it also creates a huge problem. One of the misunderstandings... more

We can’t be conscious of everything that happens in our life. Anyone who actually tried to do so would quickly go insane. We must experience certain things without reflecting on them or even noticing that they’ve taken place. If, for instance, we tried to be conscious of every car we encounter... more

A change which affects our daily routine is rarely easy to incorporate into our lives. A change which affects our faith brings an even deeper dimension of difficulty.

I was ordained a priest on Dec. 16, 1964, so I've never functioned without the changes and reforms of Vatican II being... more

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