Dorothy Day Center for Faith & Justice

deepening spirit, pursuing justice & promoting pluralism at Xavier University


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My Unpopular Opinion

  I love “reflection papers.” Seeing them on a syllabus immediately secures a professor’s place within my good graces. If I had to choose one kind of assignment to make up the entirety of my homework load for the rest... Continue Reading →

Common Reading Experience from a First Year

Every year, the incoming first years read a book as part of the Common Reading Experience.  As a member of the class of 2018, I had the privilege of reading Tattoos on the Heart by Father Gregory Boyle.  To be... Continue Reading →

Sitting Together as Friends

  If you are interested in the issues surrounding incarceration, join us on campus to hear from Fr. Greg Boyle, SJ about his ministry, Homeboy Industries, in LA.  He will be speaking at Bellarmine Chapel on Thursday, October 2nd at... Continue Reading →

Lifting Up Ferguson

This prayer was used at last night's Common Ground service as they reflected on the events of Ferguson, Missouri. O God of Justice, throughout the generations, you have called our attention to what is wrong among us. You have sent... Continue Reading →

Serve? After Graduation?

When I was a senior in college, I was stressing out about applying to grad school and all the work that would follow once accepted. I needed a break from school but I didn’t want to be that recent biology... Continue Reading →

Join us in a Dining Hall Fast Monday

Fasting is a religious practice that transcends many religious traditions. Evidence for this is found in the fact that in all three Abrahamic faiths (Islam, Christianity, and Judaism) utilize the practice in major religious holidays. Fasting is a key element... Continue Reading →

Being Challenged by Expressions of Faith

The thought of worship music, testimonies, scripture readings, and reflections as a form of spiritual service to put it bluntly, makes my skin crawl. I always saw those "Jesus Freaks" as aggressive and in-your-face. Yes, I am a Theology major.... Continue Reading →

Our Values, Our Vote

October 28th, 8:30 PM at Bellarmine Chapel As people of faith and Catholics, we are called to live out our faith by promoting the common good through civic engagement and other means. It may seem easy to become cynical about... Continue Reading →

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