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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.


I’d much rather speak than write. I’ve no problem standing in front of large groups and talking about Scripture. I look forward to such occasions. On the other hand, I frequently look for any excuse to put off writing on the same topics. If I didn’t have deadlines for these articles, I’d... more

All of us have experienced having our “button pushed.” Someone says or does something which causes us to lose it. Years ago while directing our diocesan diaconate program, a candidate simply had to ask, “When can I start wearing a Roman collar?” and I’d go bonkers. One of the reasons I became... more

We’ll never understand why Deutero-Isaiah composed his Second Song of the Suffering Servant if we just listen to it in its liturgical form. I have no idea why verse 4 has been left out of today’s first reading.

In his original reflection the prophet can’t understand why Yahweh... more

Who among us, baptized as infants, has not longed for an adult sacrament in which we can proclaim our commitment to Jesus? Especially on days like today, when we celebrate Jesus’ baptism, we’d like to respond in a formal, mature way to the call he extends to each of his followers.
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