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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

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

Intimately Known

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Fourth Sunday of Easter (B)  |  Fr Aidan Nichols considers the "mind-blowing claim" that we are to be known by Christ as the Father knows him. Read more

Theophany

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

The Transfiguration of the Lord  |  Fr Aidan Nichols expounds the intimate connexion between the glory of the Transfiguration and the Cross. Read more

The Mystery of Evil

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Thirty-First Sunday of the Year (C)  |  Fr Aidan Nichols considers the way in which the faith of the Church resolves the question of the mystery of evil.  Read more

With Exceeding Great Joy

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Epiphany. fr Aidan Nichols shows the significance of the journey made by the wise men and of their gifts. fr Neil Ferguson's sermon for the Solemnity of Mary Mother of God can be found on the main page of Torch. Read more

The Blood That Has Been Shed

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Palm Sunday. fr Aidan reflects on how we are saved through the blood of Jesus Christ. Read more

The Risen Lamb

Sunday, June 01, 2014

The Ascension of the Lord. Fr Aidan Nichols shows us how Jesus Christ continues to be present to us after His Ascension. Read more

Peace on Earth?

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Twentieth Sunday of the Year. Fr Aidan Nichols argues that the sacrifice of Calvery changes Jesus Christ for ever, so that he may change us for ever. Read more

Have Mercy on Me

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Thirtieth Sunday of the Year. Fr Aidan Nichols shows us how to read the miraculous cure of Bartimaeus in the light of creation and redemption in Jesus Christ. Read more

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