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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 Eucharist and the Resurrection

Friday, May 10, 2019

By Br Bede Mullens “He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day” (Jn. 6.54). Food and drink are necessities of life. They are gifts of God, and good things, inasmuch as they give us life. Read more

In defence of an Apostle

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

By Br Cuthbert Hartley | When I was young I remember having the impression that after Judas the “next worst” Apostle was Thomas. The way he was presented to me was as close-minded or a fool, who was unable to accept the Resurrection and wouldn’t be faithful when all the other Apostles had perfectly embraced the truth. When I encountered him in the Gospels for myself, particularly in the Gospel of John, this was not the figure I found. The epithet “Doubting Thomas” seemed not merely harsh, but untrue. So here are my thoughts in defending this great missionary Apostle. Read more

Easter Sunday

Sunday, April 01, 2018

By Br Vincent Antony LöningHopefully by now you are slightly tired of Lent. (If not, give up something more next year?) And that is entirely the point of it: we have not observed Lent for its own sake, but to prepare us for today, to be able to confront that empty tomb, and as John did, have the response of faith. Just like chocolate, or whatever else it may be, we have not given up Alleluias all this time for mere fun’s sake – but instead so that we can now more truly say, Regina caeli, laetare, alleluia, Queen of Heaven, rejoice, alleluia!  Read more

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