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Godzdogz

The blog of the Dominican student brothers at Blackfriars, Oxford.

Built on the four pillars of our Dominican life – preaching, prayer, study, and community – Godzdogz offers many resources for exploring the Catholic Faith today.
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Christianity and Tragedy: the case of St Alexius

Wednesday, July 08, 2020

By Br Bede Mullens, O.P.What are we to make of St Alexius, a man who abandoned loving parents without notice and hid his identity when he met them again? Is this Gospel inhumanity? Read more

Diaconal Ordination - Br Joseph Bailham OP

Monday, July 06, 2020

News | On Saturday 4th July, the Brothers celebrated the Diaconal Ordination of Br Joseph Bailham, OP, at the hands of Philip Egan, the Bishop of Portsmouth. Read more

Not Just Apostles?

Saturday, June 27, 2020

By Br Bede Mullens, O.PHistory does not relate whacky interests or peculiar pursuits of the apostles, but we do know a bit about their pre-apostolic careers. Read more

The Road Goes Ever On and On

Friday, June 26, 2020

By Br Pablo Rodríguez Jordá, O.P. | In this episode of Not Just Theologians we speak with Fr Richard Finn OP, the Director of the Las Casas Institute, a Church historian and a Patristics scholar, about his passion for walking, and the friendships and the wisdom one discovers along the journey...  Read more

A Visit to the Blessed Sacrament

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Churches are beginning to re-open, but still for limited periods of time and for limited numbers of people. The traditional practice of making ‘a visit’ to the Blessed Sacrament might help make good use of the time we can spend in our church buildings. Read more

Cakes, Candles, and Christian Art

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

By Br John Bernard Church, O.P | In this episode of Not Just Theologians we speak with Fr Richard Conrad OP, a dogmatic and sacramental theologian, about his interest in art - both how the preacher can use art and when the preacher becomes an artist.  Read more

What has racism got to do with me?

Saturday, June 13, 2020

By Br John Bernard Church, O.P | Talking about racism is difficult, because it is unavoidably personal and quickly creates charged conversations. But these have to be had, and it seems a bit of theology might help get things going. Read more

Whether Br Gabriel had a good year

Tuesday, June 09, 2020

By Br Gabriel Theis, O.P.As his time in Oxford comes to an end, Br Gabriel reflects on his year at Blackfriars, and on the ways it has been a good experience. While reading a lot of St Thomas’s works, it appears that Br Gabriel accidentally stumbled upon the lost Fourth Part of the Summa Theologiae. Read more

Novels

Saturday, June 06, 2020

By Br Albert Robertson, O.PIn this episode of Not Just Theologians, we speak with Fr Timothy Radcliffe OP, former Master of the Dominican Order and itinerant preacher, about his love of novels.  Read more

Upon Pentecost and the Visitation

Sunday, May 31, 2020

By Br Albert Elias Robertson, O.P.Our calendars often cause feasts to collide with each other on the same day, and this is true of today which would normally be the Visitation. Br Albert reflects on what we can learn from the collision of these two feasts of Pentecost and the Visitation. Read more

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