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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.

All Scripture is written for a specific people of faith. Though our sacred authors often stress the dignity which faith brings, there are frequent warnings to that specific people that God can accomplish God's will without them, or even with another group of people.

Isaiah gives... more

Conversion is at the heart of biblical faith.

Many of us were formed in a catechism environment in which knowledge was highly valued. The one change our teachers expected of us was to know more this year about our faith than we knew last year. After all, this year's catechism was... more

Unless we know something about the community for whom Matthew writes, today's gospel makes little sense. After hearing this passage proclaimed in the old Sunday lectionary, my strong pro-union father warned us that the landowner's behavior was the main reason unions are essential. Without them,... more

Though I hate to admit it, my homilies normally create very little stir in the people who hear them. But one I gave years ago on God's unconditional forgiveness was an exception. It wasn't well received. One man especially, as he was going out the church door, angrily whirled around and yelled... more

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