Dorothy Day Center for Faith & Justice

deepening spirit, pursuing justice & promoting pluralism at Xavier University



Men and Women For and With Immigrants

In 2016, we live in a world filled with fear, misunderstanding, and unknowing when it comes to dealing with the wide reaching issues of immigration, whether it comes from our own local or national politicians or from conversation with our... Continue Reading →

Oscar Romero: More Than A Saint

I still remember the first time I watched the movie “Romero.” It opened my eyes to the realities of people living in conditions I could hardly imagine, growing up in the Midwest. I was moved by Romero’s compassion for his... 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 →

Recognizing the Daily Divine

“My soul magnifies the Lord.” The simplistic beauty of this phrase astounds me every time I read it. As the Christmas season begins, it is easy to fall into an annual, monotonous routine: read the Nativity stories, sing  “The First... Continue Reading →

Set the World on Fire

  “Go set the world on fire”. –St. Ignatius Being at a Jesuit school means that you are bound to hear “classic” Jesuit phrases over and over again during your academic career. It also (hopefully) means a lot of growth... Continue Reading →

Living out simplicity.

(An image from the annual Crow festival in Montana. The festival is to showcase native culture and rodeo!) My decision to participate in a post-graduate volunteer program gained its roots during a small group conversation on a muggy, mosquito-infested Cincinnatian... Continue Reading →

Don’t Go Alone

I have a unique privilege this year as classes start at Xavier: seeing students begin and end.  Tonight and for every Thursday for the first 3 weeks of the semester, on behalf of our staff, I’m welcoming 60-70 first-year students... Continue Reading →

Is God just?

“What do I owe you?” I asked the mechanic after he worked his magic under the hood of my car—a place largely foreign and mysterious to me. I didn’t expect his reply: “Don’t worry about it.” I was grateful, of... Continue Reading →

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