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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.

Entering the Desert with Jesus as our Guide

Wednesday, March 06, 2019

First Sunday of Lent (C)  |  Deacon Andrew Brookes says that Lent can be a desert experience in which we grow in intimacy with the Lord.  Read more

Hoping to Turn

Tuesday, March 05, 2019

Ash Wednesday  |  Fr Gregory Murphy explains that during Lent, out of the ashes of our failures and timidities, the fire of God’s love can be kindled.  Read more

Hypocrite!

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Eighth Sunday of Ordinary Time (C)  |  Fr Matthew Jarvis says that our current understanding of hypocrisy lacks self-knowledge and requires humility so that we can all be helped and healed. Read more

God-like Desires

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time (C)  |  Fr Lawrence Lew OP reflects on our response towards our enemies, and considers how the Christian response can thwart the true Enemy.  Read more

Present and Future Blessings

Thursday, February 14, 2019

6th Sunday of Ordinary Time (C)  |  Fr Oliver Keenan ponders the blessedness of the poor and the blessings still to come. Read more

Living Gospel

Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time (C)  |  Fr David McLean reflects on the living message of the Gospel of salvation that brings hope to every generation. Read more

The Astonishment of Loving

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time (C)  |  Fr John Farrell gives an exhortation about the practical demands of St Paul's challenging 'hymn to love'  Read more

Considering our Common Humanity

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Third Sunday of Ordinary Time (C)  |  Fr Aelred Connelly calls us to give witness to the Lord's favour and peace in a world riven by division. Read more

Water Into Wine

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time (C)  |  Fr Dominic Ryan analyses the various elements of today's Gospel to show us the significance of this miracle.  Read more

Cleaving the Darkness

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Baptism of the Lord (C)  |  Fr Aidan Nichols draws on the teaching of the Fathers of the Church to explain that the paradox of the Lord's Baptism, like the Cross, reveals the extent of God's love for mankind.  Read more

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