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

1 Kgs 19: 9a. 11-13a/ Ps 85: 9. 10. 11-12. 13-14/ Rom 9: 1-5/ Mt 14: 22-33

On the basis of the readings above, I worked in a commentary on yesterday's events in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Direct download: KML_2017-08-13_1030am.mp3
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We must learn to trust our own religious experience, which includes accepting the testimony of Peter and others in the history of the People of God.

Direct download: KML_2017-08-06_1030am.mp3
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Another version of the previous Sunday homily.

Direct download: KML_2017-07-30_1030am.mp3
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Wisdom is not the same as shrewdness.  Wisdom calls us to take in realities beyond our own self-interest.

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The homilist's first weekend in his new parishes has him considering "little things" which are necessary steps toward being enrobed in the love of the Kingdom of God.

Direct download: KML_2017-07-02_830am.mp3
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We return to the Sundays of Ordinary Time.  "You are worth more than many sparrows" -- we are indeed precious in the sight of God.

Direct download: KML_2017-06-25_945am.mp3
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"What is it?"  Manna means "what is it?"  "Not by bread alone do we live" -- therefore, we must plumb the depths of the mystery of the Body and Blood of Christ.

Direct download: KML_2017-06-18_800am.mp3
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God is, fundamentally, relationship.  The Trinity gives us insight into the various relationships to which we are committed.

Direct download: KML_2017-06-11_800am.mp3
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A number of people noticed that I seemed to be touching on politics in this homily.  I certainly was.  Isn't everything political?

Direct download: KML_2017-06-04_800am.mp3
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When we part from one another, and we are sad, the sadness points to the value of what we have shared.  This value is not lost as the Holy Spirit binds us together into the Body of Christ.

Direct download: KML_2017-05-28_800am.mp3
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