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

Knowing and Loving All in All

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

Twenty Third Sunday of Ordinary Time (C)  |  Fr Simon Gaine sets out the priorities of human knowing and loving, focussing our attention on the final goal that makes us happy and fulfilled. Read more

The Pleasure of Charity

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time (C)  |  Fr Gregory Pearson asks if we should feel bad about the pleasure that comes from giving true charity to others. Read more

What Makes the Gate Narrow?

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Twenty-First Sunday of Ordinary Time (C)  |  Fr Peter Hunter contrasts the infinitely wide-open love of God and the fickleness of our wills that narrows the gate to salvation.  Read more

Mission is who we are

Friday, August 16, 2019

Homily for the Solemn Profession of Br Albert Robertson OP  |  Fr Martin Ganeri reflects on the words of the new Master of the Order, calling us to an authentic and integral living of the Dominican life and mission. The homily was preached in Blackfriars, Oxford on 10 August 2019. Read more

Harsh Words

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time (C)  |  Fr Bruno Clifton reflects on the difficult teachings of Christ that challenge us to re-think and transform our ideas about who God is.  Read more

The Closest Communion

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary  |  Fr Allan White marvels at the communion of the Mother of God and her divine Son whom death cannot separate.  Read more

Rooted in Christ

Friday, August 09, 2019

Nineteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time (C)  |  Fr John Patrick Kenrick reflects on the Jewish roots of our faith, and calls us to renewed hope in Christ who alone can save us.  Read more

Who wants to live forever?

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (C)  |  Fr Richard Conrad explains that divine love elevates the fulfillment of natural law morality.  Read more

Nonsensical Prayers

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (C)  |  Fr Richard Ounsworth says that Jesus teaches us how to pray so that in our praying we can avoid the nonsense of changing God's mind.  Read more

The Welcome Guest

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (C)  |  Fr David Sanders tells us to be sure to take time to listen to our guests, especially the Divine Guest in whose company we eat at every Mass. Read more

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