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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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Wednesday Gospel Reflection: Will Many Be Saved?

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
“Lord, will only a few people be saved?” Read more

Wednesday Gospel Reflection: Now is the time

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Today’s Gospel would suggest that the saying ‘It’s never too late’ is actually not true. Read more

St. Teresa of Avila and the Red Flag

Saturday, October 15, 2016
It would be a terrible mistake to consider the testimony of this woman simply as such, the testimony of a woman, even though in current times nothing will be better guarantee of literary success. Teresa doesn’t need to be a woman to reach incredible fame in the public arena, for her… only God is enough. The great Carmelite Doctor and stubborn reformer of the custom of her Order cannot be trap in a net of ideological terminology and for that reason St Teresa never will be the patrimony of anyone. She is God’s alone.    Read more

Speaking the Truth in Love - Wednesday Gospel Reflection

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

The accusations levelled at the pharisees by Jesus can just as easily be asked of us: are we sincere and faithful in following God’s commandments? Is our religious practice one which buffs up the outside of the cup, leaving the inside tainted and impure? Asking these questions of ourselves can ensure that we don’t make the same mistakes as the pharisees, but can also tell us something about how we are to speak the truth to others.  Read more

The 2016-2017 Godzdogz team

Monday, October 10, 2016

A new academic year dawns, which also means new additions to the Godzdogz team.   Read more

Wednesday Gospel Reflection

Wednesday, October 05, 2016
Today's Gospel presents us with an abbreviated form of the series of petitions that we call the Our Father. The longer, more familiar form, is found in the Sermon on the Mount in St. Matthew's Gospel (6:5-13). Matthew’s Our Father has seven petitions whereas Luke's has five. When faced with two non-identical texts, we are bound to ask why the difference? Read more
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