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

Under My Roof

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Sixteenth Sunday of the Year. Fr Brendan Slevin finds the story of Mary and Martha deeply ambiguous. Read more

Always and Everywhere

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Twentieth Sunday of the Year. Fr Brendan Slevin always has a song in his heart.

This is not the homily I was expecting to offer to you but as they say 'life is what happens when your making plans'

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A Reason to Rejoice

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Third Sunday of Advent (Gaudete Sunday). Fr Brendan Slevin pauses to rejoice on Gaudete Sunday. Read more

To the Church of God

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Second Sunday of the Year. Fr Brendan Slevin finds a reproach to the Church in the second reading of today's Mass. Read more

The Word Dwells Among Us

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Third Sunday of the Year. Fr Brendan Slevin calls on us to heed the voice of the Lord as he becomes present to us in the scriptures. Read more

Lead us not into Temptation

Sunday, March 05, 2006

First Sunday of Lent. Fr Brendan Slevin suggests that we allow the Spirit to drive us out into the wilderness. Read more

What would you see up a tree?

Sunday, October 31, 2004

Thirty-First Sunday of the Year. Fr Brendan Slevin contrasts the new sight Zacchaeus is granted with the blindness of today's politics. Read more

Death's Amazing Effect

Sunday, November 02, 2003

Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed. Fr Brendan Slevin preaches on the strange effect death has on people. Read more

He is taken up

Thursday, May 29, 2003

The Ascension of the Lord. Fr Brendan Slevin preaches on the great mystery of divine ascent and descent. Read more

What God is as great as our God?

Sunday, March 30, 2003

Fourth Sunday of Lent (Laetare Sunday). Fr Brendan Slevin preaches on the illumination of the mystery of God. Read more

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