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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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One of the most important discoveries in the last century and a half of biblical studies is that many of our sacred authors employed "sources."

Those familiar with St. Peter's basilica in Rome... more

If Luke were writing this commentary, he'd certainly draw attention to the last line of his gospel pericope: "Blessed are you who believed that what was spoken to you by the Lord would be fulfilled." It's the theme of his double-volume work. For Luke, the perfect... more

In a recent talk, Sister Diane Bergant chided those who use Advent to prepare for the birth of the baby Jesus. "That baby's already been born," she reminded her audience. "He grew up, was killed and rose from the dead. Our Advent readings proclaim the freeing of a... more

Reflecting on John the Baptizer’s historical ministry in his classic work, The Cultural World of Jesus, John Pilch states, "The heart of (his) message is the need for repentance . . . a change of mind . . . a broadening of horizons, transformation of experience,... more

One of the things which makes the study of Scripture an exciting endeavor is the discovery that what biblical people are anticipating is often replaced by something better. This is what takes place in today's three readings.

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