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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.

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Those of us who faithfully used Pius Parch's Year of Grace during our pre-Vatican II seminary days don't have to be reminded that Christ the King ". . . is the most recent feast in honor of the Lord." The learned liturgist made certain his readers understood that "the... more

One of the reasons Scripture scholars prefer to talk about "the Scriptures" and avoid using the term "the Bible' revolves around their realization that our sacred writings are actually a library, not a book.

Walking... more

I can't think of a Scripture passage more misunderstood than today's gospel pericope. Even those who chose our first reading probably did so because they misinterpreted our third reading.

I presume each of us has... more

Carroll Stuhlmueller once mentioned in class that prophets rarely say anything new. Their oracles revolve around ideas, beliefs and divine commands that have been present in a specific religion for centuries. The prophet simply rearranges the "spiritual geography." He... more

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