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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.

Twenty-Sixth Sunday of the Year. Fr Joseph Bailham warns us not to be distracted by the desire for a quiet

Twenty-Fifth Sunday of the Year. Br Thomas Thérèse Mannion suggests that our attitude to wealth is related to our acceptance of salvation. The

Twenty-Fourth Sunday of the Year. Fr Peter Harries considers who are the goodies and who are the baddies. In today’s gospel

Twenty-third Sunday of the Year. Fr Benjamin Earl preaches about prudent budgeting and the generosity of God. Of all the things

Twenty-Second Sunday of the Year. Fr Andrew Brookes suggests that humility and love are both reasonable and necessary. Today’s gospel contains

Twenty-First Sunday of the Year. Fr Dominic Ryan suggests that the image of the narrow gate is encouraging, not worrying. It’s

The Solemnity of the Assumption. Fr John Farrell traces the faithfulness of Our Lady. (The Solemnity replaces the Sunday in many

Nineteenth Sunday of the Year. Fr Aidan Nichols preaches on the virtue of hope. ‘Be like men who are waiting for

Eighteenth Sunday of the Year. Fr Gregory Murphy finds an answer to Ecclesiastes in the teachings of Christ. Is the author

Seventeenth Sunday of the Year. Fr Matthew Jarvis asks how God answers our prayers, and how we answer him. Does God

Sixteenth Sunday of the Year. Fr Oliver Keenan ponders what makes Mary's welcome to Jesus the better part. I feel a

Fifteenth Sunday of the Year. Fr Lawrence Lew invites us to see every human being as a work of art. ‘Christ

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