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 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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Another version of the previous Sunday homily.

Direct download: KML_2017-07-30_1030am.mp3
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Wisdom is not the same as shrewdness.  Wisdom calls us to take in realities beyond our own self-interest.

Direct download: KML_2017-07-30_830am.mp3
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The homilist's first weekend in his new parishes has him considering "little things" which are necessary steps toward being enrobed in the love of the Kingdom of God.

Direct download: KML_2017-07-02_830am.mp3
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We return to the Sundays of Ordinary Time.  "You are worth more than many sparrows" -- we are indeed precious in the sight of God.

Direct download: KML_2017-06-25_945am.mp3
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