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

Bringers of Light

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Christmas Day. Most Rev Malcolm McMahon OP preaches on the readings for the Daytime Mass. Read more

Light from Light

Monday, December 23, 2019

Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord  |  Fr Richard Finn asks: How, amidst so much personal and societal darkness does the Christ Child light up our lives?  Read more

He Lies ’Mid the Beasts of the Stall

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Christmas Dawn Mass  |  Fr Bruno Clifton expounds on the significance of the ox and the ass in our Nativity scenes, explaining what their presence says about the Christ Child  Read more

Remember Your Dignity!

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Christmas: The Nativity of our Lord  |  Deacon Toby Lees contemplates the two natures of Christ and the effect of Christ's Incarnation on our human nature. Read more

Becoming Mothers of the Word

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord  |  Rev. Br. Andrew Brookes explains how we disciples of Jesus are to enflesh or mother the Word and bring forth Christ. Read more

Fear of the Dark

Monday, December 21, 2015

Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (Christmas). fr Euan Marley shows how the emotions of fear and hope relate us to the coming of Jesus Christ. Read more

A Saviour has been Born to You

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The Nativity of the Lord. fr David reflects upon how the child Jesus furnishes and decks our souls.  Read more

Joy in Our Winter

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas. Fr Benedict Jonak tells us how the birth of Christ destroys the vicious circle of godless life. Read more

Freed for Joy

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas. Fr Richard Finn directs our attention to the infant Jesus as Prince of Peace and source of our joy. Read more

Singing All Night

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas. Fr Richard Ounsworth preaches on the three Christmas gospel readings. Read more

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