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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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Both Paul and Mark work from a premise most Christians today don’t hold: that Jesus is returning in the Parousia during our lifetime. At the same time, both presume something all Christians through the centuries should believe, yet find difficult to accept: that God has gifted us with specific... more

I know too much history and Scripture not to have problems with today’s celebration of Christ the King. For instance, I realize that, on many levels, it was inserted into our liturgical year as a backhanded slap to the democratic principles most of us Americans hold dear, and the way it’s... more

Our faith revolves around emphasis. Since at this point in history we all basically live in the same world, we all experience a lot of the same “stuff.” It’s up to us to choose what we zero in on and what we ignore. Faith helps us make those choices. Yet, even within faith we have choices.... more

I have it from "good sources" that there are several people who will be in purgatory until the Parousia. At the top of the list is the first person to have called a building a church.

Today is one of those occasions when the readings we employ in the liturgy tell us not to celebrate the... more

I have it from "good sources" that there are several people who will be in purgatory until the Parousia. At the top of the list is the first person to have called a building a church.

Today is one of those occasions when the readings we employ in the liturgy tell us not to celebrate... more

No one reflects better on the Christian call to be another Christ than Paul of Tarsus. He not only carries on Jesus' ministry, but he also spends a lot of time surfacing the implications of the risen Jesus among us. The last verse from today's I Thessalonian's pericope is classic. "We give... more

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