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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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Even without reading the Exodus text in Hebrew, students of Scripture can distinguish the Yahwistic author from the book's other two sources when they hear the narrative of Israel's 40 year trek through the wilderness. Almost always when the Chosen People gripe, complain, or argue with God and... more

Some priests of my era insightfully employed a quote from Dag Hammarskjold on their ordination memorial cards. "I don't know who - or what - put the question. I don't know when it was put. I don't ever remember answering. But at some moment I did answer Yes to Someone - or Something - and from... more

As with so many essentials of faith, Scripture gives more than one response to questions about temptation and evil.

The Yahwistic author of Genesis (thought by many scholars to have been a woman) provides us the best known myth of how sin and evil entered our world. According to this... more

One of the most disturbing dimensions of taking Robert North's courses in biblical archeology was his stated conviction that the historical Jesus never intended his followers to number more than a small minority in any community. The Jesuit scholar contends that very few people actually have... more

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