Godzdogz

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.
Read more.

A Theory of Courage

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

By Br Pablo Rodríguez Jordá, O.P. | Br Pablo writes about one of his favourite books, The Lord of the Rings, and about courage, death and hope. Read more

David Jones: the poet, painter, soldier, engraver

Friday, May 15, 2020

By Br Bede Mullens, O.P. | In the first episode of our new series on Dominicans and their peculiar pursuits, we speak with Fr Bob Ombres OP, canon lawyer and moral theologian, about his interest in the troubled genius David Jones. Read more

Remembering George Orwell

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

By Br Albert Robertson, O.P. | This week marks seventy years since the death of George Orwell. Br Albert writes about one of his favourite authors. Read more

A brother recommends…some Christmas reading

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Scared that you are going to be bored this Christmas? What to do with those 12 days? The student brothers recommend some seasonal reading that might take your fancy (and you might wish had taken your stocking!). Read more

Book launch: 'Alive in God. A Christian Imagination' by Timothy Radcliffe, O.P.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

By Br Pablo Rodríguez Jordá, O.P. | Yesterday, Blackfriars Oxford hosted the presentation of Timothy Radcliffe’s latest book, ‘Alive in God. A Christian Imagination.’ Read more

What we've been reading

Thursday, September 19, 2019

The student brothers comment on some of their literary pursuits in the last few months. Read more

Roy Campbell, Scourge of Hypocrisy

Sunday, September 15, 2019

By Br Bede Mullens | A reflection on the literary honesty of Roy Campbell's works. Read more

Book review: Why Catholics leave, What they miss and How they might return

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

By Br Thomas Thérèse Mannion | A review of 'Why Catholics leave, What they miss and How they might return' by Prof. Stephen Bullivant, Catherine Knowles, Hannah Vaughn-Spruce and Bernadette Durcan (Paulist Press, £15.95).
 Read more

What we've been reading

Sunday, June 16, 2019
As the end of term approaches, the student brothers comment on their latest literary pursuits.

 Read more

Scorsese's Silence and the example of St Paul Miki and Companions

Monday, February 06, 2017

Today we celebrate the martyrdom of St Paul Miki and Companions, twenty-six among the thousands of Japanese martyrs. Their courage, fidelity, and unrelenting love of Christ even to the point of death are an example to us all. On the Feast of these martyrs, my usual feelings, of concern for what I would do in the same position and admiration for what these martyrs did in fact do, have been made particularly acute by Martin Scorsese's film Silence, and all the conversation it has generated. Read more

Follow us
Responding to Coronavirus

Responding to Coronavirus

Meet the Student Brothers

Meet the Student Brothers

News

News

Featured Series

Featured Series

Recent posts


Tags


Liturgical index


All tags & authors


Archive

Upcoming events

View the full calendar