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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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I believe in God

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

By Br Cuthbert Hartley | If we were to travel back to the origins of the very first city the first sign of its emergence would be a simple structure. The first time that human beings left a permanent mark on the landscape for a purpose other than mere subsistence or housing would be a little shelter within which is a raised platform. Read more

God Matters: Role of the Virgin Mary

Monday, March 17, 2014
Fr. Richard Conrad OP continued our "God Matters" series last Tuesday with a talk on, "The role of the Virgin Mary". As on previous occasions, Godzdogz feature the video of the talk, below:

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God Matters: "Sex, Marriage and that sort of thing”

Monday, March 10, 2014
On Tuesday, Fr. Peter Hunter OP, Read more

God Matters?

Thursday, February 27, 2014
Continuing our series of evening talks and discussions to mark the Year of Faith, we are able to share with our more distant readers the most recent talks given by the brothers here at Blackfriars, Oxford. Those who are able are most welcome to join us next Tuesday at 8pm to hear Fr Richard Ounsworth address the question of whether Jesus is really God.  Read more

God Matters: The Role of Women in the Church

Thursday, February 27, 2014
On Tuesday evening, Blackfriars, Oxford continued its series of talks, "God Matters? Tricky Teachings and Difficult Doctrines". Sr. Ann-Catherine Swailes OP spoke on The Role of Women in the Church. As on previous occasions, the talk was very well attended! The talk was followed by tea and coffee, after which, the speaker and audience returned for questions (not recorded). Read more

God Matters: Heaven, Hell & Purgatory

Saturday, February 22, 2014
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God Matters: The Beginning and End of Life

Saturday, February 22, 2014
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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

Why pray to God?

Saturday, March 23, 2013
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Does God hate sex?

Thursday, March 07, 2013
Fr Timothy Radcliffe OP, who from 1992-2001 served as the 84th Successor of St Dominic as Master of the Order, continues the series of talks given by Oxford-based Dominicans by reflecting on the Catholic vision for human sexuality: Read more
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