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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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Ash Wednesday: Dust and Resurrection

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

By Br Bede Mullens, O.P. | If Lent is a time for contrition, to feel down-broken by the weight of our sins and to do penance to show it, it is also a moment to let ourselves be re-fashioned by the God who gave us life and promises us victory over sin and death. Read more

To whom shall we go? Jean Vanier and the loss of hope

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

By Br John Bernard Church, O.PThe recent news about Jean Vanier is particularly sickening. It leaves us praying for the survivors of those abusive relationships, and at a loss to make sense of a life that somehow embodied such an extreme paradox. What hope is left when a hero falls so far? Read more

Vocation - Pleasingly Disappointing

Monday, February 24, 2020

By Br Joseph Bailham, O.P.Have you ever set out on something but found it not to be what you expected? Br Joseph Bailham shares how this has in some ways been the case for his vocation, but it has been no bad thing. Read more

The God Who Speaks: Who do we believe Christ is?

Thursday, February 20, 2020

By Br Vincent Antony Löning, O.P. | We need to keep looking for God, but keep in mind that we won’t find Him like we find lost keys. Instead, He will find us. As the Psalmist says, “I sought the Lord and he answered me; from all my terrors he set me free.” Read more

Quodlibet 41 - “That we be delivered from eternal damnation”

Monday, February 17, 2020

Quodlibets | We pray in the Roman Canon of the Mass: “command that we be delivered from eternal damnation”. A reader asks: why can’t we have been delivered from eternal damnation ab initio? Why couldn’t the damned simply have never been created? Read more

Quodlibet 40 – ‘Being religious’ vs ‘doing good’

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Quodlibets | A famous actor recently said you do not have to be religious to be a good person; religion leads to conflict and violence, so we should take from it whatever moral principles are useful, but otherwise stay away from it. What matters is doing good to all living beings. What do we make of this reasoning? Read more

The God Who Speaks: A lesson in holy daring

Thursday, February 13, 2020

By Br Bede Mullens, O.P. | It can seem that there is little rhyme or reason in the way God distributes his blessings, but if we have the courage to ask, we can be confident that we shall receive. Read more

Learning to Rest in God

Monday, February 10, 2020

By Br Pablo Rodríguez Jordá, O.P.How can we find rest amidst the cares of modern life? Br Pablo shares with us an example of how to make room for prayer and quiet in the middle of our daily work. Read more

The God Who Speaks: A Preacher Without Words

Thursday, February 06, 2020

By Br John Bernard Church, O.PWhen Christ first sends out the twelve, it’s not entirely clear what he is expecting them to say. Perhaps that is exactly the point, a lesson in proximity rather than verbosity. Read more

Quodlibet 39: Religious Life, Youth Ministry, and Evangelisation

Wednesday, February 05, 2020
Quodlibets | A series of questions on what might be missed after taking vows, keeping in touch, and evangelising the young. Read more
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