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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.

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

The Friends of Lepers

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Twenty-Eighth Sunday of the Year (C)  |  Fr Euan Marley focuses in on the real hero of the story of Naaman the leper. Read more

Who Deserves the Praise?

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Twenty-Seventh Sunday of the Year (C)  |  Fr Simon Francis Gaine asks if our good works are deserving of praise or not.  Read more

An Antidote to Sin's Narcotic Slumbers

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Twenty-Sixth Sunday of the Year (C)  |  Fr Oliver James Keenan says that true religion is like Narcan, awakening us to see life more fully in reality. 
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Managing Wealth for the Poor

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Twenty-Fifth Sunday of the Year (C)  |  Fr Gregory Pearson examines the parable of the unjust steward and reminds us of the Patristic teaching on the justice we owe to the poor. Read more

The Homily I Did Not Preach

Friday, September 09, 2016

Twenty-Fourth Sunday of the Year (C)  |  Fr Euan Marley focuses on a curious phrase found in the original Greek text of the parable of the Prodigal Son which leads us to find God. Read more

The Burden of the Cross

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Twenty-Third Sunday of the Year (C)  |  Fr Bruno Clifton considers the burden of discipleship and the consequences of taking up the Cross to follow Christ.  Read more

With Hands Outstretched

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Twenty-Second Sunday of the Year. fr Allan White describes how through the presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharistic Banquet we come to see our true humanity.  Read more

Spiritual Athletes?

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Twenty-First Sunday of the Year. fr John-Patrick Kenrick challenges our tendencies to become spiritual couch potatoes. Read more

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