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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.

Once Christianity developed a hierarchical structure biblical passages originally directed to all believers started to be applied to just a privileged few. Eventually we saw the creation of clergy and laity, a caste system the historical Jesus seems to have passionately despised. Proponents of... more

It’s always interesting when our Sunday readings present us with different theologies.

This especially creates problems for us Greek thinkers: people who’ve been trained to analyze whatever we’re thinking about. We tear it mentally apart, zeroing in on just one dimension at a time,... more

Those who employ metaphors to convey their ideas normally only zero in on one part of the comparison, ignoring other parts that don't fit the idea they're trying to get across. For instance, when we call someone "honey," we're usually referring only to the sweetness of that substance, ignoring... more

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