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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.

O Jerusalem, Jerusalem

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord  |  Fr Robert Ombres meditates on our entry in Jerusalem together with Jesus as Holy Week begins. Read more

The Three Herods

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord. fr Peter Harries contrasts the Kingship of Jesus with that of the three Herods we find in Scripture.  Read more

Hail the King

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord. Fr Allan White compares the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem with the imperial might of the Roman Emperor. Read more

Mixed Messages!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord. Fr Peter Clarke reflects upon the contradictory reactions which Jesus Christ encountered on His entry into Jerusalem. Read more

Not Just One of the Crowd

Sunday, April 01, 2012

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord. Fr Timothy Radcliffe warns us of the seductiveness of the mob. Read more

Staying the Course

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord. Fr Gregory Murphy encourages us to arise with Christ and follow him out of Gethsemane.

Gethsemane provides the final lesson in discipleship given by Jesus before his execution and exaltation, and that lesson is rooted in prayer.

After establishing his communion with his disciples at the last supper Jesus for once takes them with him as he withdraws to pray, further emphasising the importance of this by picking out Peter and the sons of Zebedee, those who had witnessed his transfiguration on the mountain. Jesus prays alone, as on previous nights, but asks that they remain close and support him in his distress. His prayer allows us some sense of the struggle in the soul of Jesus, and suggests why he wishes the support of those who had been closest to him in his ministry.

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More Than Loud Hosannas

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord. Fr Richard Ounsworth invites us to join Christ on his journey outside the city. Read more

Freedom to Live

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord. Fr Benedict Jonak ponders the questions raised by the Passion of Christ. Read more

Journeying Together

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord. Fr Anthony Axe reflects on the many journeys we make with God as our leader, our guide and our destination. Read more

The Very Stones

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord. Fr Timothy Calvert meditates upon a puzzling saying of Jesus at his entry into Jerusalem. Read more

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