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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.

Blowin' in the Wind

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Second Sunday of Advent (A)  |  Fr Matthew Jarvis urges us not to underestimate the Holy Spirit but to follow his movements of repentance. Read more

Lighting Candles in the Dark

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

First Sunday of Advent (A)  |  Fr Lawrence Lew looks at the Advent candle as a reminder of our baptismal vocation to walk in the light of Christ. Read more

Kingly Power

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Solemnity of Christ the Universal King (C)  |  Fr David McLean reflects on the Christ's kingship and the kingly power that we exercise in this world.  Read more

Homily at the Requiem Mass of Fr John (Malachy) Clune O.P.

Monday, November 14, 2016

The Road to Emmaus: Luke 24:13–35  |  Fr Robert Eccles preaches on the Friar Preacher's friendship with one another and with the Risen Lord who is our Friend.  Read more

Never Growing Tired

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Thirty-Third Sunday of the Year (C)  |  Fr John Farrell reflects on the divine gift of Hope and the call Christ gives to us, his disciples, in these disconsolate days. Read more

New Life

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time (C)  |  Fr Aelred Connelly moves to a new Dominican community and reflects on how this experience is a participation in the life and mission of Christ. Read more

Where Our True Happiness Lies

Friday, October 28, 2016

Solemnity of All Saints  |  Fr Dominic Ryan says the saints show us that true happiness is attainable, and we should avail ourselves of the same help that they had from God. 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

The Characteristics of Genuine Prayer

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Thirtieth Sunday of the Year (C)  |  Fr Neil Ferguson looks at the four characteristics of genuine prayer according to the teaching of St Thomas. 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

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