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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.

When the historical Jesus demanded repentance of his followers, he wasn't defining the term in the same way Sister Mary Mark did in my second grade first confession classes. As we old-time Catholics learned, in order for our sins to be confessionally forgiven, we had to be sorry for them, make a... more

Spiritual author John Shea has often mentioned that the historical Jesus was concerned with answering just three questions: What do you want out of life? Where do you get it? How much does it cost?

I presume the answer to the last question is the one we'd most like to avoid. Like Hogan's... more

Our faith is rooted in the ability of people to change their value systems.

The Pauline disciple responsible for I Timothy perfectly sums up the Christian situation: ''Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. Of these, I am the foremost." Those committed to becoming other... more

Biblical people of faith are expected to commit themselves to the unknown, to give themselves over for an entire lifetime to something and someone they can't totally understand.

The Wisdom author supplies us with the obvious reason for this unique commitment. "Who can know God's counsel... more

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