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

"You are the potter, we are the clay."  St. Jerome considers its physical-plant needs.

Direct download: KML_2017-12-03_830am.mp3
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"King" or "Queen" tends to imply some distance from the people they rule.  Our King sympathizes with us; indeed, he completely identifies with us.

Direct download: KML_2017-11-26_1030am.mp3
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The pastor did not preach last weekend.  -- The "worthy wife" helps us to consider how we place our gifts at the service of God's Kingdom.

Direct download: KML_2017-11-19_830am.mp3
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Jesus questions the habit of clinging to titles and status. 

Direct download: KML_2017-11-05_830am.mp3
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The great commandments of love of God and neighbor rely upon a healthy self-love.

Direct download: KML_2017-10-29_830am.mp3
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The homilist was away October 8, and did not preach on October 15.  -- Caesar's coin occasions a discussion of how everything is political and everything is religious.

Direct download: KML_2017-10-22_830am.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 10:30am CDT

We all need to resign from "The Good People's Society," and breathe the fresh air of mercy.

Direct download: KML_2017-10-01_830am.mp3
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"Late have I loved you, O Beauty ever ancient, ever new."  We take time to consider a time factor in "the parable that everyone hates."

Direct download: KML_2017-09-24_830am.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 10:18am CDT

The Parable of the Unforgiving Debtor requires little commentary.  We consider protests in St. Louis and our diocesan synod in light of the immensity of God's mercy and the possibilities for healing human hearts.

Direct download: KML_2017-09-17_830am.mp3
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We must not exaggerate the role of "watchman."  We must develop our trust in our one-on-one interactions, which strengthen communion in our Church.

Direct download: KML_2017-09-10_830am.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 3:31pm CDT