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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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The founding of the Order.

Monday, February 04, 2019

 The Order of Preachers, more commonly known as the Dominicans, was founded in 1221 by Dominic de Guzman. St Dominic was born c. 1170 in Caleruega, Spain. St Dominic was born into a humble family of farmers and at the age of 25 joined the Canons Regular under the rule of St Augustine at the Cathedral of Osma.  Read more

'This House would be glad to have gay parents'

Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Last Thursday, the Oxford Union Society debated the motion, This House would be glad to have gay parents. Speaking for the Proposition were student Crawford Jamieson, journalist Benjamin Cohen, LGBT activist Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, and 'Right Said Fred' vocalist Richard Fairbrass. On the other side were Anthony McCarthy of SPUC, Peter D Williams of Catholic Voices, Pentecostalist minister and political campaigner George Hargreaves, and social commentator Lynette BurrowsRead more
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