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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.

As a child I learned the difference between creating something and making something. If I'm making a bird house, for instance, I'll need some wood and tools to complete the job. If, on the other hand, I'm creating a bird house, I need nothing. I simply snap my fingers... more

Marcan scholars point out a small, but significant action in today's gospel passage. Many people overlook it when they hear his version of Jesus' "words of institution." "Jesus took a cup, gave thanks and gave it to them and they all drank from it."... more

Our Semitic-oriented sacred authors would have a huge problem with our modern Greek-thinking habit of learning definitions of things before we've experienced them. Even worse, they'd cringe to discover that sometimes we actually limit and shape our experiences to fit... more

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