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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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Fourth Sunday of Advent

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Br Jean-Baptiste Regis, O.P., offers us a reflection on this Fourth Sunday of Advent, the 20 December 2015. Read more

Joseph the Just Man

Friday, December 18, 2015

Yesterday, we heard about the ancestors of Jesus, including all those reprobate characters, noting that the genealogy of Christ was framed by two surprisingly good men: the man of faith, Abraham, at the beginning, and at the end, Joseph, the just man.  Read more

Third Thursday of Advent - Living in the Past?

Thursday, December 17, 2015
If you were to draw up two columns and in the first write down your major priorities in life and in the second what you expend most of your time, money and energies upon, do you think there would be a certain incongruence? In this Year of Mercy we might consider whether our time spent on facebook looking at pictures of friends outweighs our time spent in prayer for those friends? Does the time spent watching inspirational videos online outweigh the time spent actually feeding the hungry? Read more

Sharing the same soil: A reflection on the recent 2015 Vatican document on Jewish-Catholic relations

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

On 10 December 2015 the Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews published a new document which reflects ‘on theological questions pertaining to Catholic-Jewish relations on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of “Nostra Aetate”’, the decree on the Church’s relations with non-Christian religions. 
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Longing for God in a Railway Station

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

A late evening in 2013. A group of young guys is standing in the central hall of a train station, somewhere in Germany: t-shirts, jeans, fashionable beards, one of them with a couple of bottles in his hands. Around them a few people enter and exit the station, the tannoy produces an unintelligible announcement, the last trains come and go. So far nothing unusual.   Read more

Third Tuesday in Advent: a parable of two brothers

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

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St John of the Cross

Monday, December 14, 2015

Taking up the example of collaborative preaching offered by Br Joseph yesterday, for today's feast of St John of the Cross, Br Oliver has contributed a reflection to the Order's Jubillee Lectio project, which you can read hereRead more

Third Sunday of Advent

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Today Br Joseph Bailham, O.P., offers a video reflection on this Gaudete Sunday for the Brentwood Catholic Youth Service (BCYS), as well as Godzdogz. You can visit the BCYS blog, Tell Out My Soul, by clicking hereRead more

In the spirit and power of Elijah

Friday, December 11, 2015

There is a difference between false modesty and true modesty, which is truth-ful.  Read more

Saint Edmund Gennings

Thursday, December 10, 2015
St Edmund Gennings is a martyr of the Catholic faith in England. He has one of the most remarkable stories of the English martyrs. Saint Edmund ministered to the persecuted Catholics of England in the 1590’s and is particularly noted for his love of the Mass and the English people. 
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