Dorothy Day Center for Faith & Justice

deepening spirit, pursuing justice & promoting pluralism at Xavier University



Insecurity About Food Security

The invitation to write on the topic of food security for this year’s CFJ Lenten blog led to me feeling… well, quite insecure. While I readily comment on the injustices connected to the modern food industry in the United States... Continue Reading →

A Picture of Inequality

Yesterday, the old Drop Inn Center building was demolished. The Drop – now under the “Shelterhouse” brand – was Cincinnati’s largest homeless shelter for decades. But it was also more than that. The Drop Inn Center was the heart of... Continue Reading →

Spending Less on Technology

“Because when you give tech, people won’t just love it, they’ll love you.” After watching this commercial a few weeks ago I realized something – it made me really sad. No, I wasn’t thinking, “it’s sad that society has become... 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 →

What if………..?

  If I sit here and think about “Women’s Rights” I almost instantly feel my mind going in a million different directions. I think about what I believe most people would think-suffrage, abortion, employment, childcare, intimate partner violence, human trafficking... Continue Reading →

Give More Grace | Joy | Hope | Love

I’m one of those people who grew up obsessed with Christmas, your thinking to yourself, ya you and everyone else. But, for me it was an absolutely magical time, jingle bells, ho ho ho, mistle toe, tinsel, glitter, Santa Clause,... 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 →

Calling All College Grads

(The following is based on Greg Carpinello’s remarks at the Magis Society Induction Dinner for the Class of 2013 at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio on April 5th, 2013.) The world needs you. The world needs you.  Not to be... Continue Reading →

Give More Time with People We Love Most

As much as we hate to admit it, either because we don’t want to seem ungrateful or selfish, many of us have received gifts from people that were actually junk we probably didn’t need or want. Chances are also high... Continue Reading →

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