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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.

Faced with Judgment

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time (C)  |  Fr Aidan Nichols ponders the theme of judgment both in this life and thereafter, seen in the light of Christ's glory.  Read more

Holy Dishonesty

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Twenty-Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time (C)  | Fr Benjamin Earl urges us to be lavish with God's bountiful gifts given to us.  Read more

The Question Our Lord Doesn’t Ask

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Twenty-Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time (C)  |  Fr Euan Marley looks at the free choice decisions we make to belong to the Father’s household of forgiveness and love.  Read more

Homily for Ordination of Fr Toby Lees and Fr Luke Doherty

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Saturday 7 September 2019  |  Archbishop Malcolm McMahon preached this homily at the Ordination Mass for our brothers Toby Lees and Luke Doherty. Read more

Knowing and Loving All in All

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

Twenty Third Sunday of Ordinary Time (C)  |  Fr Simon Gaine sets out the priorities of human knowing and loving, focussing our attention on the final goal that makes us happy and fulfilled. Read more

The Pleasure of Charity

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time (C)  |  Fr Gregory Pearson asks if we should feel bad about the pleasure that comes from giving true charity to others. Read more

What Makes the Gate Narrow?

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Twenty-First Sunday of Ordinary Time (C)  |  Fr Peter Hunter contrasts the infinitely wide-open love of God and the fickleness of our wills that narrows the gate to salvation.  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

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