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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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Ascension

Saturday, May 15, 2010
Readings: Acts 1:1-11; Psalm 46; Ephesians 1:17-23 or Hebrews 9:24-28; 10:19-23; Luke 24:46-53

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Saints This Month - 13 May: Blessed Imelda Lambertini

Thursday, May 13, 2010
In parishes up and down England we are entering the First Communion season. Over the past six months I have assisted in preparing a group in a parish in Oxford. One of the highlights this year was a session which concluded with exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. After a boisterous and noisy session, the group entered the church and for the next twenty minutes there was reverent and respectful silence. Afterwards the group had a brief discussion on how they found the period of adoration. One of the boys spoke up and said it was amazing to be able to look at Jesus and talk to him face to face and the feeling was so good that he couldn't wait until he made his communion.
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Quodlibet 17 - Iron Seal/Coin Die of the Order

Wednesday, May 12, 2010
A Romanian collector of medieval coins has asked about the symbolism found on the item below. He believes it was used either for sealing documents or as a die, for striking tokens of the Order. Read more

Quodlibet 16 - The Harrowing of Hell

Monday, May 10, 2010
What happened during the Harrowing of Hell? Was it only the faithful Jews who were saved at that time or did Christ's work extend to gentiles as well?
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Confirmations at Blackfriars

Monday, May 10, 2010

6th Sunday of Easter - the Gift of Peace

Sunday, May 09, 2010
One of the things we do in the course of our priestly formation is to learn to preach. The preaching class gives the young friar a chance to prepare a homily, and then deliver it in church to his classmates and an experienced friar preacher. They then discuss the sermon and give feedback to the student. Below is a sermon prepared for one of these classes, for today, the Sixth Sunday of Easter.
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Quodlibet - [don't] ask us a question!

Thursday, May 06, 2010
The following post was first published on 30th January 2007. Between then and 21st March 2009 we published fifteen 'quodlibets'. Then we had the year of St Paul, the year of the priest, and other things came along to fill the pages of Godzdogz. In the meantime a lot of questions came in and we want to turn now to answering those. Over the next few months we hope to publish a couple of quodlibets each week. Please don't send us any more questions for the moment - it may be that your question has already been tabled by someone else - we will let you know when we have cleared the backlog.
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Polling Day

Thursday, May 06, 2010
After a month long election circus, Britain finally goes to the polls today. If you have not yet put your cross on a ballot paper you have until 10.00pm tonight to do so. As Christians we have a duty to exercise our right to vote and to do so not by worldly standards but in the light of the truth of faith and human reason. Our choices can significantly affect many lives, especially the lives of the most vulnerable people in society, such as the poor, human embryos, children in the womb, and those who are terminally ill.  Read more

The Year of the Priest - Celebrating a Golden Jubilee

Monday, May 03, 2010
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The Perfect Gift

Sunday, May 02, 2010
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