Dorothy Day Center for Faith & Justice

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Greg Carpinello

Leaving or left Xavier? Stay in love.

(Greg Carpinello's speech for the Class of 2016 CFJ Magis Society Induction Dinner) 15 years ago, I was in your shoes – finishing a great four years at Xavier University and having all the feels… is that what ya’ll say... Continue Reading →

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 →

Standing with Pope Francis in DC

I nearly wore holes in my shoes this week.  I guess that's what happens on a pilgrimage.  I guess that's what this week was for me, for all of us in Washington DC. Pope Francis arrived here on Tuesday, to... Continue Reading →

The Real Purpose of Service Immersion Trips

The following is the text of Greg Carpinello's speech on the ultimate hope and purpose of service immersion trips, delivered to the Xavier students set to embark on their spring break trips on Friday, February 26th: In 2004, I went... Continue Reading →

Love All: Let Them Breathe

An Advent Conspiracy?  Count me in!  If you’re just tuning in, all you need to know is that each week’s theme is brilliantly simple: Worship Fully, Spend Less, Give More, and Love All.  That’s how we can make Advent and... Continue Reading →

Transitions and the Need for Freedom

The day that my wife and I introduced our first, newborn son Andrew to his 108 year-old great-great-grandmother in late March of 2012 was a profound and memorable day. Grandma Minnie, as my family affectionately called her, awaited our arrival... Continue Reading →

Not Your Typical Valentine’s Day

My wife and I started our Valentine’s Day this year not-so-romantically: by taking care of a sick kid. Not so glamorous, not so romantic, but oh-so-appropriate. We cleaned up for hours after multiple rounds of Andrew throwing up, scrubbing carpet... Continue Reading →

OHIO Execution, MLK, and the Gospel of Love

Today was supposed to be my day to write about forgiveness. This coming Sunday, I’ve been invited to preach at Xavier’s new weekly ecumenical worship service at 8pm in the Clocktower Lounge called Common Ground (Rev. Abby King-Kaiser from the... Continue Reading →

It’s Not Easy: Building Community

A few weeks ago I wrote a piece on this blog about not going alone in this life and the importance of community.  But I also know that building community is not easy.  When I put the microscope on my... Continue Reading →

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