Dorothy Day Center for Faith & Justice

deepening spirit, pursuing justice & promoting pluralism at Xavier University


college student

Do Little Things with Great Love

“Love one another as I have loved you.” (John 15:12) Have you ever taken the time to stop and reflect on just that one sentence? On exactly what Jesus is commanding us to do? On what that love looks like,... Continue Reading →

Even a Closed Door has a Story

Over-the-Rhine Doors As humans we like to think that we are observant, keenly aware of our surroundings and whereabouts. So sure of where we are that the need for a GPS or a map may not even get a second... Continue Reading →

Be a vehicle for love

Xavier students head into the surrounding neighborhood for Community Action Day. Nothing is more practical than finding God, than falling in Love in a quite absolute, final way. Fr. Pedro Arrupe, S.J., knew what he was talking about when he... Continue Reading →

Heart Space & Public Place

It’s awesome to be at a school with so many students involved in service projects. Whether it’s every week, during a retreat or on Community Action Day, Musketeers seem to find a hundred ways to give back. This emphasis on... Continue Reading →

Religion or Not, Here We Come.

Religion, in our ever-advancing society, is often looked down upon or seen as “uncool,” especially among our younger generation. Strict religious devotion is, at times, perceived by many as a backwards and timeworn practice that does not have a rightful... Continue Reading →

Love all: a movement

As I settled into the grassy median of the 2014 School of the Americas Protest, my heart felt settled, too. It was that rare feeling of comfort that comes from an atmosphere where everyone belongs, where everyone is respected, and... Continue Reading →

My Unpopular Opinion: Defining Community

During his presidency, Herbert Hoover coined the term “rugged individualism.” This is the idea that a person is not only capable of being autonomous but should remain autonomous in his affairs, not relying on the government to facilitate personal economic... Continue Reading →

My Unpopular Opinion: The Importance of Doing Nothing

I would bet that while you are reading this, you are working on a paper, Facebook or Twitter is open in another tab and music is playing in the background. I’m right, aren’t I? And if I’m not, what I... Continue Reading →

Blog at

Up ↑