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

We must take some time for organizing ourselves so that we are doing what we can to achieve a safe environment for our children, remembering the personal character of the gift of the Son of God to us.

Direct download: KML_2012-11-18_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:26pm CST

Which shall we choose: the smugness of the scribes or the widow's entrance into the struggle for meaning?

Direct download: KML_2012-11-11_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:22pm CST

Let us put law in perspective: as something which, if it is meaningful, becomes a natural part of us.

Direct download: KML_2012-11-04_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:32pm CST

On blindness and other failures of perception.

Direct download: KML_2012-10-28_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:20pm CST

I lost the Sep. 30 recording because the file actually continued recording for several hours.  Oct. 7 and 14, I was away.  It seems that this file, too, suffers from a technical difficulty, namely, that it got turned off before I had concluded.  At least I am not having a Cuban missile crisis!

Direct download: KML_2012-10-21_945am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:06pm CST

In our insecurity, we indulge in the game of comparing ourselves with others.  If we accept the security of God's kingdom, we can cast aside the useless habit of tearing people down.

Direct download: KML_2012-09-23_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:01pm CST

These powerful readings speak to us of the ways in which we misunderstand our relationship with God.  Although good works are important, we must understand that they are the fruit of the faith which God has established in us.

Direct download: KML_2012-09-16_945am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:42pm CST

"Be opened!"  We must open ourselves to influences beyond ourselves; we must in particular be open to the fact that our human nature is as it is described today in the Letter of James.

Direct download: KML_2012-09-09_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:40pm CST

Law is not going away.  In fact, we need to develop a proper appreciation of law in its role of advancing human society.  As Christians we evaluate law in terms of its function of bringing people to "think together" for the common good.

Direct download: KML_2012-09-02_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:52pm CST

A lengthy consideration of atheism and "Lord, to whom can we go?"

Direct download: KML_2012-08-26_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:47pm CST