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Quodlibet 23 - The Use of 'Brother' and the Study Programme

Monday, June 07, 2010
A Godzdogz reader asks about our use of the term 'brother' (frater) as well as about the study programme for Dominican students: Read more

Quodlibet 22 - Old Testament Saints

Saturday, June 05, 2010
Why have some pre-New Testament people (like St. Anne and St. Joachim) become Saints while others like Isaiah and Moses have not? Read more

Quodlibet 21 - The Vow of Poverty

Thursday, June 03, 2010
What is the Dominican understanding of the vow of poverty in the modern world, asks a Godzdogz reader. Read more

Quodlibet 20 - The Rosary

Monday, May 31, 2010
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Quodlibet 19 - The Transfiguration and its Significance

Monday, May 24, 2010
During the Transfiguration, Jesus is joined by Moses and Elijah. I have always wondered if this tells us that God raised Moses and Elijah to new life before Jesus. Could this be the first resurrection? Read more

Quodlibet 18 - Dominican Women

Monday, May 17, 2010
How Dominican are Dominican women, a Godzdogz reader asks.

Sr Winnie McGarry OP, secretary of Blackfriars Hall and Studium, responds with a reflection on her experience of Dominican life and ministry. Read more

Quodlibet 17 - Iron Seal/Coin Die of the Order

Wednesday, May 12, 2010
A Romanian collector of medieval coins has asked about the symbolism found on the item below. He believes it was used either for sealing documents or as a die, for striking tokens of the Order. Read more

Quodlibet 16 - The Harrowing of Hell

Monday, May 10, 2010
What happened during the Harrowing of Hell? Was it only the faithful Jews who were saved at that time or did Christ's work extend to gentiles as well?
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Quodlibet - [don't] ask us a question!

Thursday, May 06, 2010
The following post was first published on 30th January 2007. Between then and 21st March 2009 we published fifteen 'quodlibets'. Then we had the year of St Paul, the year of the priest, and other things came along to fill the pages of Godzdogz. In the meantime a lot of questions came in and we want to turn now to answering those. Over the next few months we hope to publish a couple of quodlibets each week. Please don't send us any more questions for the moment - it may be that your question has already been tabled by someone else - we will let you know when we have cleared the backlog.
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Quodlibet 15 - Can the Church change its teaching?

Saturday, March 21, 2009
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