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

Where Our True Happiness Lies

Friday, October 28, 2016

Solemnity of All Saints  |  Fr Dominic Ryan says the saints show us that true happiness is attainable, and we should avail ourselves of the same help that they had from God. Read more

A Strange Feast

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Baptism of the Lord. fr Dominic Ryan helps us to see the significance of Jesus' baptism by John. Read more

As I Have Loved You

Monday, March 30, 2015

Holy Thursday. fr Dominic explains how our nature is healed and raised up by participating in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Read more

Holy Waiting

Friday, December 26, 2014

The Feast of the Holy Family. fr Dominic explains the significance of Jesus Christ's family life. Read more

An Embarrassing Story?

Sunday, March 09, 2014

First Sunday of Lent. Fr Dominic Ryan shows us how to make sense of the story of Christ's temptation in the wilderness. Read more

Home Making

Sunday, May 05, 2013

Sixth Sunday of Easter. Fr Dominic shows us a way to understand how the Holy Trinity can dwell within us. Read more

Recognizing Jesus Christ

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Fourteenth Sunday of the Year. Fr Dominic urges us to allow Jesus Christ to break through the barriers we place in the way of his truth. Read more

The Unvarnished Truth

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Twenty-First Sunday of the Year. Fr Dominic Ryan goes, in spirit, with the pilgrims to World Youth Day in Madrid. Read more

Perfect Gratitude

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Twenty-Eighth Sunday of the Year. Fr Dominic Ryan asks us to consider what stage we have reached on the road to heaven. Read more

What We May Become

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Solemnity of All Saints. Fr Dominic Ryan encourages us to use our imagination.

It's always sad to meet someone with a lack of imagination. Not the kind of imagination you need to think about mythical creatures like dragons, or alternative possibilities like what might have happened if such and such was the case. Rather it's the kind of imagination you need to recognise that things can actually be different and that human beings can be better - much better - than we usually are.

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