Dorothy Day Center for Faith & Justice

deepening spirit, pursuing justice & promoting pluralism at Xavier University



Hope Is Not Blind

  Watch this short video clip before continuing. “Wake up,” says a frustrated Dre Johnson to his wife Rainbow. “Don’t you get it, Bo? The system is rigged against us.” “Maybe it is, Dre! But I don’t want to feel like... Continue Reading →

Spirituality Found in Unlikely Places

Street Roots surely had been an unexpected place for me to find spiritual teachers, and even become a spiritual home of sorts. It is not a religious affiliated organization outside of having a JV there. I would even go so... Continue Reading →

Place, Presence, and Porches

So I’m sitting here on my porch with my dog, a bottle of wine, and my own thoughts. I’m checking work emails on my computer, listening to spotify on my iPad, and checking twitter and instagram on my iPhone. I’m... Continue Reading →

Moving On

Above: the city of Oakland--downtown, West Oakland and the Port As I think back to the beginning of my first year at Xavier, I mentally travel back to a time in my life full of uncertainty. I had to move... Continue Reading →

Thank You, Xavier

“I will never forget that the only reason I'm standing here today is because somebody, somewhere stood up for me when it was risky…And because that somebody stood up, a few more stood up. And then a few thousand stood... Continue Reading →

Thoughts from a ways down the road

In the 8 years since I left Xavier, I’ve ministered to youth at a retreat center, lived in rural Minnesota promoting awareness about suicide and depression, worked for an urban after school tutoring program and counseled high school students.  During... Continue Reading →

There are a million things I’d rather be than a Catholic Feminist.

There are a million things I’d rather be than a Catholic Feminist. It was a gnawing and haunting restlessness that pursued my conscience like a ravenous lioness.  It was relentless.  And once I acknowledged it, it was like pressing UNMUTE... Continue Reading →

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