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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.

Mission is who we are

Friday, August 16, 2019

Homily for the Solemn Profession of Br Albert Robertson OP  |  Fr Martin Ganeri reflects on the words of the new Master of the Order, calling us to an authentic and integral living of the Dominican life and mission. The homily was preached in Blackfriars, Oxford on 10 August 2019. Read more

Harsh Words

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time (C)  |  Fr Bruno Clifton reflects on the difficult teachings of Christ that challenge us to re-think and transform our ideas about who God is.  Read more

The Closest Communion

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary  |  Fr Allan White marvels at the communion of the Mother of God and her divine Son whom death cannot separate.  Read more

Rooted in Christ

Friday, August 09, 2019

Nineteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time (C)  |  Fr John Patrick Kenrick reflects on the Jewish roots of our faith, and calls us to renewed hope in Christ who alone can save us.  Read more

Who wants to live forever?

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (C)  |  Fr Richard Conrad explains that divine love elevates the fulfillment of natural law morality.  Read more

Nonsensical Prayers

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (C)  |  Fr Richard Ounsworth says that Jesus teaches us how to pray so that in our praying we can avoid the nonsense of changing God's mind.  Read more

The Welcome Guest

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (C)  |  Fr David Sanders tells us to be sure to take time to listen to our guests, especially the Divine Guest in whose company we eat at every Mass. Read more

Merciful Love

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Fifteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time (C)  |  Fr Martin Ganeri OP ponders the meaning of mercy, and looks to Jesus as the exemplar cause of genuine acts of mercy Read more

Facing Jerusalem

Thursday, July 04, 2019

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (C)   |  Fr Dermot Morrin ponders the significance of the seventy-disciples who are sent out on a mission by Christ. Read more

Presidency of Love

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Solemnity of Saint Peter and Saint Paul  |  Fr Fergus Kerr focuses on the gift of charity given to the Church in Rome through the witness of two great apostles.  Read more

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