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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.

What's in a Name?

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Fourth Sunday of Advent (A)  |  Fr Gregory Murphy looks at the fundamental choice that confronts Joseph and each of us. Read more

Enwrapped In Prayer

Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Fourth Sunday of Advent. fr Simon Francis Gaine explains the significance of Christ's human body for our salvation. Read more

Our God Comes to Meet Us

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Fourth Sunday of Advent. Fr John O'Connor helps us to see how God comes to each of us with our imperfect ways when sending us His Son. Read more

Salvation is Close at Hand

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Fourth Sunday of Advent. Fr Peter helps us to prepare for the coming of the Saviour by reflecting on the journey of Our Holy Mother Mary to her cousin Elizabeth. Read more

House of Gold

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Fourth Sunday of Advent. Fr Leon Pereira urges us to accept Our Lady as our Mother, in accordance with Christ's command. Read more

Here and Now

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Fourth Sunday of Advent. Fr Vivian Boland preaches about the bodiliness of our salvation.

Catholicism is a physical at least as much as it is a spiritual religion. It is about things that happened, and things that happen, in and through particular human bodies, in particular places such as Bethlehem or Blackfriars, Oxford, and at particular times such as the days of King Herod of Judea or December 2009. Our faith is about the Word becoming flesh. It is centred on one born of a woman, born under the Jewish law, to save us not through the promise of future incarnations of our 'spirits', but through the offering of his body once and for all.

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The Great Works of God

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Fourth Sunday of Advent. Fr Colin Carr meditates on how God builds himself a house through the graced freedom of Mary. Read more

A Man of Good Repute

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Fourth Sunday of Advent. Fr Timothy Radcliffe shows how St Joseph teaches us to prepare for the coming of Christ. Read more

From the House of Bread

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Fourth Sunday of Advent. Fr Edmund Hill preaches on the birth-place of Christ, prophesied by Micah. Read more

Caught up into Heaven

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Fourth Sunday of Advent. Fr Edward Booth notes some important parallels between the Annunciation and the Book of Daniel. Read more

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