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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.

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Our Christian sacred authors don't agree on a timeline for the Holy Spirit's arrival. Yet they all agree on the importance and necessity of the Spirit's presence in the community.

As we hear in our first reading from Acts, Luke locates the Spirit's arrival during the Jewish feast of... more

One drawback of celebrating Jesus' ascension on the Seventh Sunday of Easter is that every three years we don't hear one of the most important readings in the Christian Scriptures: the Acts narrative of Stephen's death. Many Lucan scholars believe this passage... more

 Karl Rahner often mentioned that there have been only four radical changes in Christianity. “The first three,” he contended, “happened in the church’s first century and a half; the fourth took place in my lifetime.”

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Luke mentions some significant items in today’s Acts reading. Perhaps the most significant is most frequently overlooked. “After proclaiming the word in Perga (Paul and Barnabas) went down to Attalia. From there they sailed to ... more

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