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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 Resurrection

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Fifth Sunday of Lent (A)  |  Fr Colin Carr reflects on the resurrection which is made known to mourners. Read more

Suffering with the Distressed

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Tenth Sunday of the Year. fr Colin Carr reflects on the nature of Christian compassion. Read more

The Comfort of Religion?

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Twenty-First Sunday of the Year. fr Colin Carr reflects on our tendency to create a comfortable god in place of the God who challenges us. Read more

Something More Important Than Success

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Second Sunday of Advent. fr Colin explains how in the coming of Jesus Christ we are offered somthing more important than success.  Read more

To The Ends of the Earth

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Third Sunday of the Year. Fr Colin show us how Jesus Christ enables those who are on the margins to see how they are called to be at the centre of a new kingdom, the kingdom of God. Read more

In Charge of His Helplessness

Friday, March 29, 2013

Good Friday. Fr Colin lets us see how Christ's passion is a surrendering to the will of His Father, in which He is in charge of His helplessness. Read more

The Sovereign Gift

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Eleventh Sunday of the Year. Fr Colin urges us to see the parables of Jesus Christ not as stories requiring an answer, but as integral to the unfolding of the gift of His Kingdom. Read more

The Doing Word

Sunday, July 10, 2011
Fifteenth Sunday of the Year. Fr Colin Carr reminds us that God's word is not an empty noise. Read more

To Live is to Move

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Twenty-First Sunday of the Year. Fr Colin Carr tells us that God welcomes the badly brought-up. Read more

Death and Glory

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Twenty-Fifth Sunday of the Year. Fr Colin Carr preaches on the call to radical humility.

We think we know what counts as winning: doing better than other people; we think we know what counts as glory: everyone telling us how great we are, and treating us with great respect; we think we know what counts as power: being able to make things happen the way we want them, and people obeying us when we tell them what to do. We want to be big rather than small, strong rather than weak, praised rather than blamed. It's normal to think like that, isn't it?

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