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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.

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

Morning Star

Saturday, January 05, 2019

Epiphany of the Lord |  Fr Benjamin Earl considers the significance of the Star and its rising in the East. Read more

Redeeming Confusion

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Third Sunday of Easter (B)  |  Fr Benjamin Earl urges us to rejoice in our con-fusion that is found in Christ and our faith in him.  Read more

Who is the kingdom of heaven?

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Sixteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time (A)  |  Fr Benjamin Earl explains why the right question isn't what is the kingdom of heaven but who it is. Read more

Why Do We Pray?

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Twenty-Ninth Sunday of the Year (C)  |  Fr Benjamin Earl shows how today’s scripture readings can help answer the question “why do we pray?” at several levels. Read more

Unfair, Yet Fair

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Feast of the Holy Family. fr Benjamin Earl reflects upon how the Holy Family help us to respond to the unfairness of our own family lives.  Read more

What is Easter all about?

Friday, April 03, 2015

Easter Sunday. fr Ben wonders what a person who knows nothing of the Christian faith would make of the Easter Vigil. Read more

Lifetimes of Penitence

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Fourth Sunday of Lent (Laetare Sunday). fr Benjamin helps us to see how the Christian life is a life of penance, which through the gift of Christ's sacrifice anticipates eternal life. Read more

Living Stones

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Fifth Sunday of Easter. Fr Benjamin Earl invites us to imagine a Church made of living stones. Read more

Keeping to Your Word

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Nineteenth Sunday of the Year. Fr Benjamin Earl reflects upon how our words reflect and yet differ immeasurably from the Word of God. Read more

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