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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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Laudato Si': "Global Inequality"

Sunday, October 18, 2015
We live in a world marked by gross inequality. 
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Laudato Si': "The Gospel of Creation"

Friday, October 16, 2015

I remember my civil engineering Professor tell a story of a construction project he was involved in, at a site used previously by a chemical works. The construction works started off on schedule and under budget. The site was cleared, and the workers started piling steel beams into the ground to stabilise the foundations. Then the project hit a snag. The steel started to dissolve in the sulphuric acid left behind in the soil by the previous occupant. Decades of irresponsible handling of toxic chemicals had left the land polluted.  Read more

New Series: Laudato Si'

Tuesday, October 13, 2015


Earlier this year, Pope Francis published his much-anticipated encyclical on the Care for our Common Home, Laudato Si. This challenging encyclical letter grapples with the seemingly intractable matters of environmental concern and human ecology. Stark questions lie at the heart of the Pope’s challenge. What is the purpose of our life in the world? What kind of world do we want to live in? What kind of world do we want our children and grandchildren to live in? What are our responsibilities to God, to one another, and to His creation?
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