Dorothy Day Center for Faith & Justice

deepening spirit, pursuing justice & promoting pluralism at Xavier University



Stories for Solidarity

Stories have to be told or they die, and when they die, we can’t remember who we are or why we are here. – Sue Monk Kidd There is power in a story. There is great power in our life... 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 →

Spending wisely

Years ago, I was in the outskirt bush of Botswana. I was engulfed by a group of kids poking and prodding in amazement at my braces and frizzy hair. To see someone for the first time of a different skin... Continue Reading →

This was originally written for the newsletter for Lydia's House, a home of hospitality in the tradition of the Catholic Worker, that just opened this spring in Norwood.  Check out their website for ways to get involved.  The CFJ sponsored... Continue Reading →

Making Room for the Immigrant Piligrim

It’s most often around Christmas when we hear spiritual reflections about immigrants: a couple of strangers come to town, and nobody seems to have any room in their homes or their hearts to welcome them. Yet, in this season of... Continue Reading →

Join us in a Dining Hall Fast Monday

Fasting is a religious practice that transcends many religious traditions. Evidence for this is found in the fact that in all three Abrahamic faiths (Islam, Christianity, and Judaism) utilize the practice in major religious holidays. Fasting is a key element... Continue Reading →

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