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

Learning to be Young

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Feast of the Holy Family. Fr Timothy Calvert preaches on the Holy Family. Read more

Something of the Night

Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas. Fr Malcolm McMahon is not afraid of the dark: the Bishop of Nottingham preaches for Midnight Mass of Christmas. 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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Not Just a Second Chance

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Third Sunday of Advent (Gaudete Sunday). Fr Peter Hunter tells us that Christ offers a radically new beginning. 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

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