For the World


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

Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time. Fr Dermot Morrin meditates upon St Matthew's personal experience of Jesus. ‘You are the salt of

Fourth Sunday of the Year. Fr Robert Ombres unpacks the profound vision of the Beatitudes. Jesus is not promising ‘light squibs

Third Sunday of the Year. Fr John Patrick Kenrick reminds us of the universal call to preach. One of the many

Second Sunday of the Year. Fr Colin Carr notes that an authentic vision of humanity necessarily involves a sense of

The Baptism of the Lord. Fr Luke Doherty ponders the way in which the Spirit comes into our world through

Solemnity of the Epiphany. Fr Richard Conrad reminds us that today's celebration is about much more than the visit of

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God. Fr Timothy Radcliffe suggests that it was Our Lady who put a smile on

Christmas Day. Fr Sam Burke invites us to welcome Christmas into our homes. The verses of St. John’s Prologue are amongst

Fourth Sunday of Advent. Fr Robert Gay asks whether we are ready to welcome the disruption that Christ's arrival bring. I

Third Sunday of Advent. Fr Euan Marley considers the relationship between vision and speech. Seeing and speaking may seem quite different

Second Sunday of Advent. Fr Robert Verrill invites us to embrace true hope, not blind optimism. If you’re a natural optimist,

First Sunday of Advent. Fr Toby Lees encourages us to make Advent the time when we finally emerge into the

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