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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 Grammar of Mercy

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Fifteenth Sunday of the Year. fr Fergus Kerr explores the grammar of mercy.  Grammar can mark a difference, sometimes. “What must I do to inherit eternal life? the devotee of the Law of Moses asks Jesus, hoping or perhaps just pretending to test his orthodoxy. Is there some one thing he could do, the Greek grammar implies: some single heroic act one might perform, some once-for-all sacrifice one might make, to secure eternal life?  Read more

The Empty Desert?

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Sixteenth Sunday of the Year. fr Fergus Kerr reflects on the significance of the desert lanscape in Scripture.  Read more

Born, Shaped and Filled with the Holy Spirit

Sunday, June 08, 2014

Pentecost Sunday. Fr Fergus Kerr shows us how the Holy Spirit gives birth to the Church, shapes the Church and enables us to stand against evil. Read more

Equally Children of God

Sunday, September 01, 2013

Twenty-Second Sunday of the Year. Fr Fergus notes now Jesus' welcoming of those with disabilities has made an impact on our culture, but continues to challenge us. Read more

Sitting in Judgment

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Thirty-Second Sunday of the Year. Fr Fergus Kerr shows us two ways to see the story of the widow's might. Read more

Putting Everything in Context

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Third Sunday of the Year. Fr Fergus Kerr considers the relevance of St Paul's teaching on marriage for people today. Read more

Overwhelming Generosity

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Seventh Sunday of the Year. Fr Fergus Kerr wonders whether our society is ready to hear the extraordinary challenge of Jesus's moral teaching. Read more

Dinner Time

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Holy Thursday. Fr Fergus Kerr finds sharing a meal a profoundly significant occasion. Read more

God is Love

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Sixth Sunday of Easter. Fr Fergus Kerr preaches on divine love. Read more

Beyond the Boundaries

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Twentieth Sunday of the Year. Fr Fergus Kerr draws many questions from one of the few humorous passages of the Gospel. Read more

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