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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.


Jesus' death and resurrection was not only an earth-shaking event for him, it provided a parallel experience for his followers. Among other things, it forced them to look from a completely different perspective at the Jesus they had known during his earthly ministry. The prophetic... more

Going all the way back to Abraham's first encounter with Yahweh in Genesis 12, "call narratives" comprise some of the most important passages in Scripture. They're either described or presumed by every sacred author. Such an event is essential to their message.

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We can identify with Jesus' first disciples in today's gospel pericope. Who hasn't experienced and treasured a moment of discovery in their lives - something both surprising and life-changing? In this case, the three men discover that the man they'd know only as a... more

During a recent inter-faith dialogue, someone asked me to name some good things I found in the Catholic Church. I had no difficulty giving him a list of those attributes. But his questioning me on that topic wasn’t a surprise. ... more

We have no one picture of Mary in our gospels. Each evangelist uniquely uses the mother of Jesus in a way which helps express his theology. Just as our gospels are not biographies of Jesus, neither are they biographies of Mary.

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