Dorothy Day Center for Faith & Justice

deepening spirit, pursuing justice & promoting pluralism at Xavier University



CFJ Advent Series Intro: What Awaits Us?

Advent, the Christian season themed around anticipation, preparation, being awake and alert, is an especially poignant one for me as a father of two young sons. My wife and I know well the stretches of life that were marked by... Continue Reading →

Give More Every Day

The holiday season is upon us and this brings many of us a lot of cheer. As exams finish up, snow is frosted everywhere covering the ground and we feel the weight being lifted from our shoulders as we begin... Continue Reading →

Give More Encouragement

Have you ever wonder how just one simple word, phrase or action that you commit could impact another’s life with powerful significance? Whatever action you display, positive or negative, the impact is more influential than a conglomerate of us realize.... Continue Reading →

Give More Grace | Joy | Hope | Love

I’m one of those people who grew up obsessed with Christmas, your thinking to yourself, ya you and everyone else. But, for me it was an absolutely magical time, jingle bells, ho ho ho, mistle toe, tinsel, glitter, Santa Clause,... Continue Reading →

It’s not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving

“It's not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving.”             ~Mother Theresa   Christmas season is a time when every street is filled with shoppers, every kitchen is filled with home-cooked meals, and every home... Continue Reading →

Give the gift of ‘More’

  Many faith traditions celebrate a holiday season which includes the giving of gifts.  For the Christian tradition that season is, of course, Christmas.  The word Christmas is from the old English meaning “Christ’s Mass” and is a time for... Continue Reading →

Worship in Mass and Adoration

To Worship a sense the object of Christian life on earth, in many ways an unattainable objective.  But nevertheless, one worth reaching for!  God’s infinite presence and goodness is surely deserving of our reverence and adoration, especially as we... Continue Reading →

Seek and Find

Bag of chips=$2, pizza from Subway=$6, new glasses=$150, relationship with God=PRICELESS. In the consumer world we live in, there seems to be a price tag on everything from cars to hair brushes. All in the world around us worth is... Continue Reading →

Love All the Moments

I hate putting up Christmas tree ornaments. Hate it. Especially now that I’m in college, it isn’t like it used to be. No, now ornaments are a chore. Therefore, as I grudgingly dragged my slippered feet downstairs this evening to... Continue Reading →

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