Sunday Homilies

from Father Kevin Laughery, Troy St. Jerome and St. Jacob St. James Parishes, Diocese of Springfield in Illinois. Note: Comments from this page do not reach me; instead, email: kl@kevinlaughery.com

The Podcasts

The great commandments of love of God and neighbor rely upon a healthy self-love.

Direct download: KML_2017-10-29_830am.mp3
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The homilist was away October 8, and did not preach on October 15.  -- Caesar's coin occasions a discussion of how everything is political and everything is religious.

Direct download: KML_2017-10-22_830am.mp3
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We all need to resign from "The Good People's Society," and breathe the fresh air of mercy.

Direct download: KML_2017-10-01_830am.mp3
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"Late have I loved you, O Beauty ever ancient, ever new."  We take time to consider a time factor in "the parable that everyone hates."

Direct download: KML_2017-09-24_830am.mp3
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The Parable of the Unforgiving Debtor requires little commentary.  We consider protests in St. Louis and our diocesan synod in light of the immensity of God's mercy and the possibilities for healing human hearts.

Direct download: KML_2017-09-17_830am.mp3
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We must not exaggerate the role of "watchman."  We must develop our trust in our one-on-one interactions, which strengthen communion in our Church.

Direct download: KML_2017-09-10_830am.mp3
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Peter did not understand Jesus' "business model."  Of course, the path which Jesus walked is hard to grasp.  As we ponder our own labors, we seek to unite ourselves with our Suffering Servant.

Direct download: KML_2017-09-03_830am.mp3
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Last week it was my deacon's turn to preach.  -- The imagery of keys moves us to reconsider how Christians of Rome understand themselves and their relations with other Christians.

Direct download: KML_2017-08-27_830am.mp3
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1 Kgs 19: 9a. 11-13a/ Ps 85: 9. 10. 11-12. 13-14/ Rom 9: 1-5/ Mt 14: 22-33

On the basis of the readings above, I worked in a commentary on yesterday's events in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Direct download: KML_2017-08-13_1030am.mp3
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We must learn to trust our own religious experience, which includes accepting the testimony of Peter and others in the history of the People of God.

Direct download: KML_2017-08-06_1030am.mp3
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