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Breath of the Spirit

Pastoral, Liturgical, Teaching, and Social Justice Moments brought to you by www.DignityUSA.org.

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Today's first and third readings dovetail perfectly with our upcoming celebration of Vatican IIs 50th anniversary.

Standing with thousands of others in St. Peter's Piazza that Thursday morning, watching the 2,500 bishops process into the basilica, I had no inkling of the changes the... more

One of the biggest problems people of faith encounter is the constant temptation to turn their religion into a fertility cult. Biblical prophets from Elijah to Jesus frequently condemn such practices.

Fertility is at the top of everyone's prayer list in the ancient world. Because... more

Today's first reading was one of Carroll Stuhlmueller's favorites. He always reminded his students, "It gives us the best biblical definition of a disciple of God." Just one problem: for some unknown reason the first part of Deutero-Isaiah's verse 4 has been left out of our liturgical selection... more

Contrary to popular belief, Jesus' gospel miracles aren't narrated to prove he's God. They're included in each gospel to show what kind of a God he is.

The original gospel readers already presume Jesus is God, otherwise they wouldn't be reading the gospels. Our evangelists don't... more

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