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:

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My friend Brian Noe has posted his concerns about recent U.S. Catholic mobilization against some federal legislation: I concur with him that prophecy can only be based on the reality of possible laws -- not on extremes of speculation.
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 12:21pm CDT

Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, February 22, 2009 Ah, performance anxiety! I had said exactly what I wanted to say at the 8 am Mass. Regrettably, I had not recorded that one. So at 10:15 I was trying to duplicate the earlier delivery. I was way off. And it is a complicated thing to think about -- the qualitative difference between sight and insight. I find I sound better than I think I'm sounding, so this one is probably not bad. Anyway, we trust in the power of the Word for our deepest healing.
Direct download: KML_2009-02-22_1015am.MP3
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 11:35am CDT

Catholics are hearing a lot about a bill before Congress called the "Freedom of Choice Act." I recommend your checking out a couple of recent articles in the Catholic press: Commonweal The Tablet
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 9:35am CDT

This homily is a little different from the other one because of a rite of acceptance for a new catechumen.
Direct download: KML_2009-02-15_1015am.MP3
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 1:56pm CDT

Hear the word "leper," think the word "leopard"? I do.
Direct download: KML_2009-02-15_8am.MP3
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 1:55pm CDT

"Thou shalt not whine." Is it possible to live according to this commandment?
Direct download: KML_2009-02-08.MP3
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 2:24pm CDT

What might I have talked about on this weekend? You'll have to listen to find out.
Direct download: KML_2009-02-01.MP3
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 2:23pm CDT

Today is the 50th anniversary of Pope John XXIII's call for an ecumenical council.
Direct download: KML_2009-01-25.MP3
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 2:20pm CDT

I do recall that I made mention of the historic character of Barack Obama's assumption of the Presidency.
Direct download: KML_2009-01-18.MP3
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 2:18pm CDT

Again, I am uploading this on 2/14/09 and I do not recollect the substance of this homily.
Direct download: KML_2009-01-11.MP3
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 2:16pm CDT