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 definition of slavery might well be what Psalm 123 presents: always having one's gaze upon the master, never turning away.  But this figure is given to us because we must not miss God's mercy and love toward us.

Direct download: KML_2018-07-08_830am.mp3
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Might we take the time now to dust off the much-maligned word, NICE?

Direct download: KML_2018-07-01_830am.mp3
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Did you ever notice how the births of Jesus and John are at the solstices?

Direct download: KML_2018-06-24_830am.mp3
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The Kingdom of God is manifested in the surprising growth which occurs within and among us.

Direct download: KML_2018-06-17_1030am.mp3
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The Holy Eucharist cannot be separated from the Easter mystery and all which occurred as Jesus gave himself for our salvation.

Direct download: KML_2018-06-03_830am.mp3
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Embrace and submit to the paradox of God, one and three.

Direct download: KML_2018-05-27_1030am.mp3
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The gifts of the Holy Spirit lead to the growth in us of the Spirit's fruits.  Surely we must want to live this way: carried and calmed by joy, peace, and all the other fruits of the Spirit.

Direct download: KML_2018-05-20_830am.mp3
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"God is love."  We may struggle to understand the pull of love.  We find our answers as we appreciate that "God is love."

Direct download: KML_2018-05-06_830am.mp3
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In our polarized society, we must recognize our absolute need to be branches on the one vine, Jesus, who leads us out of tribalism into life-giving union.

Direct download: KML_2018-04-29_830am.mp3
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This was First Communion weekend in my parishes.  "This is the church, this is the steeple" leads to a discussion of the Church as the people, and of our need to be shepherded.

Direct download: KML_2018-04-22_830am.mp3
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