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

Two Ways of Looking at the Prodigal

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Fourth Sunday of Lent (Laetare Sunday). Fr Robert Ombres helps us to envision how we can see our own lives in the mirror of today's Gospel. Read more

In Time and Out of Time

Thursday, May 17, 2012

The Ascension of the Lord. Fr Robert Ombres offers us a way of envisaging time through contemplation upon the Ascension. Read more

Does God Care?

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Eighteenth Sunday of the Year. Fr Robert Ombres invites us to work miracles.

God cares for everyone, indeed for everything, but not in the same way. Sometimes it can seem, however, that God does not care at all, though our needs can be desperate and pressing. The main thing to believe when God's care for us becomes puzzling is that it is our understanding is limited, not his love.

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The Lost Son

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Twenty-Fourth Sunday of the Year. Fr Robert Ombres wonders who is really lost, and who is really prodigal. Read more

Restart from the Beginning

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Twenty-Seventh Sunday of the Year. Fr Robert Ombres preaches on Christian marriage. Read more

Too Good to be True

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Feast of the Holy Family. Fr Robert Ombres finds the Holy Family good enough to be true. Read more

Dust and Ashes

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Ash Wednesday. Fr Robert Ombres finds in today's liturgy a perfect symbol of the Christian combination of realism and hope. Read more

Lenten Question

Sunday, February 25, 2007

First Sunday of Lent. Fr Robert Ombres relates the temptations of Christ to the traditional penitential exercises of Lent. Read more

What Happened on Good Friday?

Friday, April 14, 2006

Good Friday. Fr Robert Ombres reminds us that we need to keep the Passion of Christ before our eyes all the year round. Read more

Guides for Complicated Journeys

Thursday, January 06, 2005

Epiphany. Fr Robert Ombres contrasts the simplicity of the angel's message to the shepherds in Luke's Gospel with the complexity of the pilgrimage of the Magi in Matthew's. Read more

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