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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.

Too Good to be True

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Feast of the Holy Family. Fr Robert Ombres finds the Holy Family good enough to be true. Read more

Dust and Ashes

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Ash Wednesday. Fr Robert Ombres finds in today's liturgy a perfect symbol of the Christian combination of realism and hope. Read more

Lenten Question

Sunday, February 25, 2007

First Sunday of Lent. Fr Robert Ombres relates the temptations of Christ to the traditional penitential exercises of Lent. Read more

What Happened on Good Friday?

Friday, April 14, 2006

Good Friday. Fr Robert Ombres reminds us that we need to keep the Passion of Christ before our eyes all the year round. Read more

Guides for Complicated Journeys

Thursday, January 06, 2005

Epiphany. Fr Robert Ombres contrasts the simplicity of the angel's message to the shepherds in Luke's Gospel with the complexity of the pilgrimage of the Magi in Matthew's. Read more

Love, the centre of Christianity?

Sunday, May 09, 2004

Fifth Sunday of Easter. Fr Robert Ombres preaches on the cost of Christian charity. Read more

Jesus Makes All the Difference

Sunday, February 23, 2003

Seventh Sunday of the Year. Fr Robert Ombres preaches on the healing and forgiveness of the paralytic. Read more

Baptism, our Tomb and Womb

Sunday, January 13, 2002

Baptism of the Lord. Fr Robert Ombres preaches on the feast of the Lord which completes the Christmas season. Read more

Impossible Ideal or Gritty Reality?

Sunday, December 31, 2000


Feast of the Holy Family. Fr Robert Ombres preaches a homily for the feast of the Holy Family, which the Church celebrates on the Sunday in the Octave of Christmas.
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