Torch provides a new Catholic homily each week written specially for this web site by Dominican friars, and read by followers worldwide. Read more.

A House of Prayer for All Nations

Sunday, August 18, 2002

Twentieth Sunday of the Year. Fr Columba Ryan preaches on the impartiality of God. Read more

By Royal Command

Thursday, August 15, 2002

Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Fr Simon Gaine preaches on the royal power of Mary, assumed body and soul into heaven. Read more

God afar and near

Sunday, August 11, 2002

Nineteenth Sunday of the Year. Fr Jonathan Fleetwood preaches on the resonances of the stories of Elijah and the risen Christ with today's Gospel. Read more

Miracle of Multiplication

Sunday, August 04, 2002

Eighteenth Sunday of the Year. Fr. Aidan Nichols preaches on the meaning of Christ's miraculous multiplication of the loaves and fishes. Read more

Three Parables

Sunday, July 28, 2002

Seventeenth Sunday of the Year. Fr Peter Harries preaches on three more parables of the Kingdom. Read more

Disturbing Rustic Parable

Sunday, July 21, 2002

Sixteenth Sunday of the Year. Fr Peter Clarke asks whether the parable of the wheat and the weeds has an application beyond the Christian community. Read more

The Seeds of the Kingdom and the Poor in Spirit

Sunday, July 14, 2002

Fifteenth Sunday of the Year. Fr Giles Hibbert preaches on the parable of the sower: some seeds fell by the wayside, some on rocky ground, some amongst thorns, and some fell on good soil and brought forth grain -- some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. Read more

Strange News

Sunday, July 07, 2002

Fourteenth Sunday of the Year. Fr Peter Hunter preaches on the prophecy of Zechariah of a king riding on a colt, the foal of a donkey. Read more

Water of death - water of life

Sunday, June 30, 2002

Thirteenth Sunday of the Year. Fr Gordian Marshall preaches on Paul's words on the waters of baptism. Read more

Don't underestimate Paul!

Saturday, June 29, 2002

Solemnity of Ss Peter and Paul. Fr Piers Linley preaches on the solemnity, which in England and Wales is transferred to Sunday, 30 June. Read more

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