Breath of the Spirit is our 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.
Scripture scholars have debated for centuries as to why Jesus, whom our tradition maintains was born without sin, allowed himself to be baptized by John. Although we will never know, perhaps that is not the crucial question. Instead, one might ask what the early Christians took as the message Jesus’ baptism, and what lesson it might still have for us today? To be baptized is to be immersed in water when water is a metaphor (sacrament) for Love.
December 9, 2021. A newly revealed document from the Diocese of Marquette, Michigan, that excludes transgender people and those in same-sex relationships from most of the Catholic Church’s sacraments, and prohibits them from serving in many other roles, is being seen as going farther than any other diocese’s public statements, according to DignityUSA. The organization represents the majority of US Catholics who support justice, equality, and full inclusion of LGBTQ+ people in the church and society.