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

Yes, Americans can appreciate the concept of kin(g)ship.  We have a God who rules from the cross, where he intersects with all the griefs of the human condition.  "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom."

Direct download: KML_2013-11-24_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:18pm CST

The way to be in touch with eternity is to be absorbed in our present duty and to know why we are so devoted.

Direct download: KML_2013-11-17_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:16pm CST

We are called to cultivate a sense of wonder that we are here in the first place.  This wonder helps us enter into a deeper faith in the eternal life by which God is rightly praised.

Direct download: KML_2013-11-10_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:07pm CST

Do we see life as a bunch of random happenings?  Our loving God does not consider us as random occurrences.  We may apply to ourselves the surprise which Zacchaeus felt when Jesus looked up into the tree and called him by name.

Direct download: KML_2013-11-03_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:57pm CST

Are we to be concerned about who enters a place of worship and what they pray for?  God can sort out the sincere from the specious.  We accept the discipline of prayer as a process of laying bare our soul, and healing it.

Direct download: KML_2013-10-27_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:26pm CST

With comedy, Jesus makes the point: If scoundrels can come around to doing what is right, why should we worry about God providing for us?

Direct download: KML_2013-10-20_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:23pm CST

Wonder and awe lead to thanksgiving and an awareness that the source of our being knows no barriers or borders.

Direct download: KML_2013-10-13_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:17pm CST

"Peace, love, Bombers!"  Whatever our slogan, we need to write it large so speedy people can read it.  The vision still has its time -- faith lived out is steadiness and consistency in meeting the tough challenges.

Direct download: KML_2013-10-06_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:04pm CST

Are our personal energies directed toward establishing a "force field" to shield us from what we think will sadden us?  Better to drop the force field and be energized through relationship.

Direct download: KML_2013-09-29_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:23pm CST

Pope Francis consistently proclaims the power of God's mercy.  We are recipients of this gift, which puts us in a position to exercise initiative in response to the healing which comes from God.

Direct download: KML_2013-09-22_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:20pm CST