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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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Year of Mercy: Pope Francis's Episcopal Motto

Friday, March 11, 2016
‘What are Pope Francis’s links with the north east of England?’, is not, I imagine, a question that has crossed your mind recently. Perhaps you would be surprised to be learn that there was one link, let alone two? Read more

Great dominicans: John Tauler

Thursday, March 10, 2016

It is not surprising that the Order of Preachers has historically been the home to men renowned and remembered for the power of their preaching.

Due to the diligent archival and transcription work of unsung scribes of ages past, some of the sermons of these great preachers have been preserved and can give us a unique way to encounter historical figures who otherwise might be reduced to a list of biographical data. In the case of the 14th century Dominican John Tauler, we have the great fortune to have a collection of eighty or so sermons on a variety of topics that are still worth reading today.  Read more

Don't be an Arian

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

We hear in the Gospel today (Jn 5:17-30) in one place that the Father judges no one, but has given all judgement to the Son; and later we hear that the Son can do nothing on his own authority: he judges as he hears. The Jerusalem translation says ‘I can only judge as I am told to judge’. We are also told twice that the Son can do nothing by himself. Should we not then conclude that the Son is subordinate to the Father? After all, even regarding judgement we are told that this had to be given to the Son from the Father. Read more

Great Dominicans: Bl. Henry Suso - The Acceptable Face of German Mysticism?

Monday, March 07, 2016
The Fourteenth Century Dominican, Henry Suso, is one of a trinity of famous Dominican “Founding Fathers” of German Mysticism, a form of spirituality prevalent in German speaking lands 1250-1470. The other two “Founding Fathers” were his teacher, Meister Eckhart, and his contemporary John Tauler. Of the three, Suso is the only one to have been Beatified: Pope Gregory XVI confirmed his veneration in 1831 on account of sustained popular devotion. Who was this German mystic? What makes him different to Meister Eckhart? Is he anything more than the acceptable face of German mystical theology? Read more

Fourth Sunday of Lent 2016

Sunday, March 06, 2016

This Sunday, Br Luke Doherty, O.P., reflects on the Gospel this Sunday on the Prodigal Son.
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Self-idolatry and the dangers of 'I'm Catholic, but . . . '

Wednesday, March 02, 2016
Everybody knows that Jesus was a nice guy who wanted to do away with laws, rules and regulations so that we could live freely without interference, never having to do anything we didn’t feel like doing. Everybody knows that . . . unless they have read the Gospels. Read more
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