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

The Spirit Enlarges Our Hearts

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Seventeenth Sunday of the Year. Fr Richard Conrad reflects upon how our lives are transformed and perfected through Jesus Christ. Read more

Putting Food on the Table

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Twenty-Fifth Sunday of the Year. Fr Richard Conrad draws out the social and economic implications of the parable of the workers in the vineyard. Read more

An Explosive Development

Sunday, November 07, 2010
Thirty-Second Sunday of the Year. Fr Richard Conrad explores how God's people came to understand the fullness of our future hope. Read more

Sure and Certain Hope

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Second Sunday of Advent. Fr Richard Conrad preaches on St Paul's hope and love for his fellow Christians.  Read more

Christ Our Light

Monday, February 02, 2009

Feast of the Presentation of the Lord. Fr Richard Conrad shows how the Saviour, coming into the world, burns like a candle. Read more

The Promise of Eternal Friendship

Friday, March 21, 2008

Good Friday. Fr Richard Conrad meditates on the many models scripture gives us for understanding Christ's death. Read more

It's Only Natural

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Easter Sunday. Fr Richard Conrad explains why our lives are like upside-down icebergs. Read more

Crazy Sparrows

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Eleventh Sunday of the Year. Fr Richard Conrad gives us reason to laugh at ourselves - and at Jesus. Read more

Channels of Divine Love

Sunday, May 15, 2005

Pentecost Sunday. Fr Richard Conrad preaches on Pentecost as the completion of the work of Christ and a new beginning. Read more

Beginning the Pilgrimage of Freedom

Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. Fr Richard Conrad shows how the Spirit of freedom from sin that Jesus pours out was with the Blessed Virgin Mary from the beginning of her existence. Read more

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