Torch provides a new Catholic homily each week written specially for this web site by Dominican friars, and read by followers worldwide. Read more.

Fasting and Feasting

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Seventeenth Sunday of the Year. Fr Dominic White invites us to appreciate anew the gift of the Eucharist. Read more

Unprecedented Mission

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Sixteenth Sunday of the Year. Fr Edward Booth preaches on the mission of Christ and his disciples. 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

Take a Second Look

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Fourteenth Sunday of the Year. Fr Robert Gay suggests that we need to recognise who we are in order to know who Christ is.

Have you ever wondered what it must have been like to meet Jesus? Or perhaps wondered about what it would have been like to be sat in front of him as he spoke his parables and explained them? It would have been such a privilege to have heard him, to have seen the things that he did.

Yet time and again in the Gospel, we find that when Jesus speaks to people, or when he teaches and preaches, people simply didn't get it. It is easy to get frustrated when we read or listen to the Gospel, because people don't understand who Jesus is. They don't seem to understand what the message is about, and the power that the message might have. How could they be so blind?

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