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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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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

Third Sunday of Lent: Don't be an Orc; let God's love make you great

Sunday, February 28, 2016

There’s an all-too-common line of thought that says, ‘I’m not a bad person; I try not do others any harm’ as if that’s the extent of the moral life. I overheard it in a conversation only the other day. There are two things that bother me when I hear this and they’re really two sides of the same coin. The first is that the person has too high self-regard and the second is that they have too little self-concern. This attitude relies on the common misconception that sin is primarily about doing other people harm. Read more

Care of Our Common Home: talks

Tuesday, December 08, 2015
Blackfriars Priory recently hosted talks on “Care of Our Common Home: Reflecting on Laudato Si’”. The speakers were Dr Austen Ivereigh (Catholic Voices) and Professor Paul Younger (Rankine Chair of Engineering, University of Glasgow).  Read more

Laudato Si: Human Dignity

Saturday, October 24, 2015

In Laudato Si’, Pope Francis employs the concept of human dignity as part of a wide appeal to all men and women. I think he does so because human dignity is something that anyone can come to recognise without faith, i.e. by the lights of human reason alone. In this post, I want to explore what human dignity means, and in particular, what it means for Christians. Read more

Consecrated Life: Joy

Sunday, June 07, 2015
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Pope Francis set to release new encyclical on the environment

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Gospel Joy: Evangelii Gaudium (New Series!)

Tuesday, February 04, 2014
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First Thursday of Advent: Faith in Action

Thursday, December 05, 2013
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Mont St. Michel

'White Smoke'

Tuesday, April 02, 2013
In the spirit of Easter joy, we hope this video might lift your hearts. The Dominican Sisters of Mary Mother of the Eucharist, based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, were fortunate to have cameras running while they recorded their upcoming album with De Montfort Music, as this coincided with the election of Pope Francis. The video below can bring us to relive the excitement of that moment. Read more

Saturday of the Fifth Week of Lent - To fear or not to fear?

Saturday, March 23, 2013
John 11:45-56 Read more
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