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 inescapable vocation

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Fifteenth Sunday of the Year. Fr Richard Finn considers the prophetic and apostolic call through the ages. Read more

What Think Ye of Christ?

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Thirtieth Sunday of the Year. Fr Richard Finn ponders the mystery of God's love in a fallen world. Read more

Stay Awake!

Sunday, December 02, 2007

First Sunday of Advent. Fr Richard Finn fights off the temptation to an often-ignored but truly deadly sin.  Read more

The Gamble of Love

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Thirty-Second Sunday of the Year. Fr Richard Finn finds in Christ's death and resurrection a transforming 'Yes' to the generosity of two poor widows. Read more

A New Sabbath

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Fifth Sunday of the Year. Fr Richard Finn sees in the story of the healing of Simon Peter's mother-in-law an opportunity to take a new perspective. Read more

Marriage, Martyrdom and Resurrection

Sunday, November 07, 2004

Thirty-Second Sunday of the Year. Fr Richard Finn tells us how both marriage and celibacy can point us towards the risen life of God's Kingdom. Read more

The Dawning of Faith

Sunday, April 11, 2004

Easter Sunday. Fr Richard Finn preaches for the Mass celebrated on Easter Sunday morning. Read more

Parody or Reality?

Sunday, April 13, 2003

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord. Fr  Richard Finn preaches on the meaning of the Triumphal Entry into the city. Read more

Love without jealousy

Thursday, May 09, 2002

The Ascension of the Lord. Fr Richard Finn preaches on the bafflement of Jesus' departure. Read more

A Hastening Joy

Sunday, December 24, 2000

Fourth Sunday of Advent. With Christmas no more than hours away, Fr Richard Finn preaches a homily for the Fourth Sunday of Advent. Read more

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