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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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Catholic Voices Training Day

Wednesday, June 04, 2014
On Saturday the Oxford community were joined by the Novices from Cambridge for a "Catholic Voices" media training day. The event was a great success! Valuable skills of effective communication were enhanced through the insights and practical exercises offered to us by the founders of Catholic Voices, Austen Ivereigh and Jack Valero.  Read more

The Sun came out for the Blackfriars Spring Fair

Wednesday, June 04, 2014
After a week of miserable weather, the Sun made an appearance in Oxford just in time for our annual Spring Fair on the Feast of the Ascension, last Sunday.  Read more

May 2014: Walsingham, Nightfever, New Acolytes

Thursday, May 22, 2014
We would like to share some pictures and news from events so far this May: Walsingham, Nightfever, and the institution of new Acolytes. Read more

Installation of Archbishop Malcolm McMahon OP as Archbishop of Liverpool

Friday, May 02, 2014
Yesterday, on the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker, Dominican Friars from across the Province flocked to Liverpool to join our brother, +Malcolm McMahon OP, for his installation as the ninth Archbishop of Liverpool. It was a very happy occasion for the Dominican family to celebrate his appointment and offer prayers for him and the Archdiocese of Liverpool as they embark upon a new mission. Read more

God Matters? Tricky Teachings and Difficult Doctrines

Thursday, February 06, 2014
Following the success of last year's series, the God Matters free talks are back! This year, the focus will be on Tricky Teachings and Difficult Doctrines. The talks are an opportunity for all people – Catholics, other Christians, people of other religions or none – to understand Catholicism better and to discuss these contentious topics in a free and open way. We want to reach as wide an audience as possible, so if you are thinking of coming, please bring a friend along with you! Read more

Fr. Giles Hibbert O.P: Requiescat in pace

Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Following the the death of our Brother, Giles Hibbert O.P. some members of the Studentate attended his funeral on 15th January at Blackfriars, Cambridge, where Fr. Giles had lived for the past year.  Fr. Giles's friend and brother, Fr. Fabian Radcliffe O.P, gave the homily, which we reproduce here in full. Read more

The Dominican Seminar: Evangelii Gaudium

Friday, January 10, 2014
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Fr. John Farrell OP lectures on Evangelii Gaudium

Images of Christmas at Blackfriars

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

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Interview with Fr Haavar Simon Nilsen OP in Oslo

Tuesday, January 07, 2014
Br Haavar's graduation in Oxford
Fr Haavar Simon Nilsen OP is a Norwegian Dominican who was ordained priest in Oslo fifteen months ago, having begun his formation in France and completed a Master's in Theology at Oxford University. So, for two years, Fr Haavar was a student brother at Blackfriars, Oxford, and a member of the Godzdogz Team; in his second year, he also served in the role of deacon. Godzdogz caught up with him to find out how he has found the first year of his priestly ministry, in a country that offers many opportunities for Christian witness and evangelisation. 
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Las Casas Lecture by Jean-Jacques Perennes OP - "the message of the martyrs of Algeria", and a reflection on the film Of Gods and Men

Thursday, December 12, 2013
Witness of the Gospel in a world of violence: the message of the martyrs of Algeria Read more
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