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

Piercing the Darkness

Saturday, February 01, 2020

Presentation of the Lord  |  Fr David Rocks contemplates the virtues of Our Lady and the light of hope that unites her to her Son. Read more

The Light That Unites Us

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)  |  Fr Robert Verrill speaks of his personal discovery of the light of Christ’s truth, and he calls us to focus on Him who unites rather than divides. Read more

Jesus's Solidarity

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)  |  Fr John O'Connor reflects on Christ's solidarity with us, not only in great moments of human suffering but even in the small daily challenges that can diminish and embitter us. Read more

Unsealing the Fountain of Baptism

Thursday, January 09, 2020

Feast of the Baptism of the Lord (A)  |  Fr David Goodill reflects on how Jesus changes the relationship of all peoples to water. Read more

Drawn by Light

Wednesday, January 01, 2020

Epiphany of the Lord (A)  |  Fr Dominic White reflects on the humility of pagans in search of truth, and he asks if we might occasionally take for granted what God has given us.  Read more

From Whom Every Fatherhood Takes its Name

Friday, December 27, 2019

Feast of the Holy Family  |  Fr Leon Pereira looks to the example of the Holy Family, and particularly to the importance of fathers to lead their families in faith. 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

God's Holy Dream

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Fourth Sunday of Advent (A)  |  Fr Timothy Radcliffe asks: Do we dare get caught up the adventure of God’s holy dream, of a love beyond all imagining?  Read more

Rejoicing in the Defeat of Evil

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Third Sunday of Advent (A)  |  Fr Thomas Skeats ponders the judgment and mercy of God, and the joy that Christ brings.   Read more

Lions, Vipers, and Lambs!

Thursday, December 05, 2019

Second Sunday of Advent (A)  |  Fr Peter Harries calls us to humbly follow the example of the Baptiser who is open to God's transformation of the world.  Read more

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