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

Hoping to See God

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

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The Dignity of our King

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Solemnity of Christ the King. Fr Vivian Boland contemplates the new kind of kingdom opened up for us by Christ crucified. Read more

Here and Now

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Fourth Sunday of Advent. Fr Vivian Boland preaches about the bodiliness of our salvation.

Catholicism is a physical at least as much as it is a spiritual religion. It is about things that happened, and things that happen, in and through particular human bodies, in particular places such as Bethlehem or Blackfriars, Oxford, and at particular times such as the days of King Herod of Judea or December 2009. Our faith is about the Word becoming flesh. It is centred on one born of a woman, born under the Jewish law, to save us not through the promise of future incarnations of our 'spirits', but through the offering of his body once and for all.

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Reaching Out

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Sixth Sunday of the Year. Fr Vivian Boland preaches on the saving scandal of Christianity. Read more

A Name And A Face

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Fifth Sunday of Easter. Fr Vivian Boland shows how, in Christ, we receive the answer to the pleas of Moses.  Read more

The Lord Goes Up With Shouts of Joy

Thursday, May 17, 2007

The Ascension of the Lord. Fr Vivian Boland asks why the Ascension is an occasion of joy for us. Read more

Truth in the Wilderness

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Sixteenth Sunday of the Year. Fr Vivian Boland tells us that it is at the foot of the cross that the Apostles learn what it is to share fully in Christ's ministry. Read more

Remember and Forgive

Sunday, September 11, 2005

Twenty-Fourth Sunday of the Year. Fr Vivian Boland casts doubt on some popular wisdom. Read more

Lumen Gentium - The Light of Nations

Sunday, January 16, 2005

Second Sunday of the Year. Fr Vivian Boland tells us that in Christ, God's covenant with Israel becomes Good News for all humanity. Read more

The Glory that Steps Down

Wednesday, April 28, 2004

Holy Thursday. Fr Vivian Boland preaches on the profound sign of a wonderful reality. Read more

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