Dorothy Day Center for Faith & Justice

deepening spirit, pursuing justice & promoting pluralism at Xavier University



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 →

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 →

Finding My Voice Delivering Others to [The Capital]

- This article was originally published by Street Roots News: For Those Who Cannot Afford Free Speech a publication of of on 3/13/14. In some circles, lobbyist is a dirty word. We don’t elect lobbyists. We don’t know exactly what they... Continue Reading →

BE an Advocate

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.” - Margaret Mead What does it mean to be an advocate? I’m the type of person that believes... Continue Reading →

Thank You, Xavier

“I will never forget that the only reason I'm standing here today is because somebody, somewhere stood up for me when it was risky…And because that somebody stood up, a few more stood up. And then a few thousand stood... Continue Reading →

Did you hear the call for Economic Justice?

Thanks goes out to our President, who last week gave a prelude to our topic for the week, economic justice, in that small, insignificant talk called the State of the Union… Although I can thank my infant twins for keeping... 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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