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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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“Fear God, and give him glory, for the hour of his judgment has come” (Apoc. 14.7)

Thursday, November 12, 2020

By Br Vincent Antony Löning, O.P. | The fourth of our series of meditations on the Gospel. In a world ravaged by illness, and as the liturgical year draws to a close, Br. Vincent Antony reflects on the end of all time. Read more

'Have I not been with you all this time?'

Wednesday, November 04, 2020

By Br Thomas Thérèse Mannion | In the third of our series of Gospel meditations, Br Thomas reflects on the questions that Jesus poses to us in three parables from Luke's Gospel. Read more

Our God is a consuming fire

Thursday, October 22, 2020

By Br Albert Elias Robertson, O.P | In the first of our new series of reflections on the Thursday Gospel, Br Albert looks at the fire that Christ sends, not one that destroys all in its path, but one that "consumes vice, confirms virtue, and offers the world true peace". Read more

Second time lucky? - Wednesday Gospel Reflection

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Today's gospel (Mark 8:22-26) is rather perplexing: it is the only miracle account in which the healing is not initially completely effective, and it is not immediately clear what we are supposed to make of this. In fact, some suggest that it is for this very reason that Matthew and Luke omit this event from their gospels. Read more

Wednesday Gospel Reflection: The Prophet's honour

Wednesday, February 01, 2017
'And Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honour, except in his hometown and among his relatives and in his own household”.' Read more

Wednesday Reflection: Brother will be divided against brother

Tuesday, November 22, 2016
When Jesus speaks about persecutions in Luke 21:12-19 he is not speaking about the violence when Christians are attacked by external forces but rather the persecution that his apostles and early disciples, to whom he was speaking, would experience at the hands of those children of Israel who refused to accept his Gospel as truth or receive him as the Messiah. 
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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

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

Mere children

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
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