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

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All of us, by reason of our baptism, are living out our call to holiness. There are some highly visible vocations (e.g. priesthood) which we need to pay special attention to. All of us, living out the universal call, act with freedom so that, with the help of God's grace, "what we shall later be" can joyfully surprise us.
Direct download: KML_2009-12-27_Summary.MP3
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 4:16pm CST

http://www.usccb.org/nab/bible/daniel/daniel13.htm The lady who attacked Pope Benedict and injured Cardinal Etchegaray happens to be named Susanna. So we have another, quite different story of "Susanna and the Elders" from the one referenced in the above link. On Sunday, December 27, at the last Mass, I made ready to record, and I didn't recognize that the device was signaling that I had "hold" on. Some time today I will record an audio summary of my homily for Holy Family.
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 11:31am CST

The Christmas Curmudgeon of the 21st century asks: What does it mean when people say, "I can't believe that Christmas is here already!"? It may be a good experience for us to perceive the recurrence of great feast days and to lift our gaze to the eternal truths that they reveal to us.
Direct download: KML_2009-12-20_1015am.MP3
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 1:18pm CST

"Your redemption is at hand." Instead of denying the fact that each of us faces a moment of ultimate truth before God, we who acknowledge our God as the Lord of all time and history look forward to God's work of fulfilling all of creation.
Direct download: KML_2009-11-29_8am.MP3
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 8:48am CST

"You say I am a king." We are challenged to imagine a different sort of kingship in the Son of God who in ruling us has become the ultimate servant.
Direct download: KML_2009-11-22_8am.MP3
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 8:46am CST

http://www.catholic-forum.com/saints/pope0261i.htm The above takes you to the speech of Pope John XXIII which I referenced in today's homily. We all seek meaning in the span of days which is ours. We trust in the one sacrifice of Jesus, as discussed in today's passage from the Letter to the Hebrews.
Direct download: KML_2009-11-15_8am.MP3
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 6:26pm CST

Money is the reward for our personal labors, and we consider the disposition of our money to be quite a personal (and painful!) undertaking. We seek to trust that, if we are devoted to the Kingdom of God, we will discover that God is more devoted to us than we had imagined.
Direct download: KML_2009-11-08_8am.MP3
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 6:23pm CST

Human history is loaded with anonymity. Think of your multiple-great grandparents whose names you do not know. Think also of how Christian faith was passed on to you, and realize the greater difficulty of tracing your faith-genealogy. All Saints is about the witness of anonymous people, upon whom we depend absolutely for the gift of faith.
Direct download: KML_2009-11-01_1015am.MP3
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 12:32pm CST

James and John last week did not perceive what Bartimaeus this week does perceive: that before one makes elaborate plans for the future, one must make sure of the way that he is traveling.
Direct download: KML_2009-10-25_8am.MP3
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 12:30pm CST

Christians must not settle for "generic religion," but must plumb the depths of the shocking, personal nature of faith in Jesus Christ.
Direct download: KML_2009-10-18_8am.MP3
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 12:21pm CST