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

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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"With gentleness and reverence," we share with others the reason for our hope in the risen Lord.

Direct download: KML_2017-05-21_800am.mp3
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"Once you were no people, but now you are God's people.  Once there was no mercy for you, but now you have found mercy."  The assurance of 1 Peter 2: 10.

Direct download: KML_2017-05-14_800am.mp3
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We are closest to God when we are in the midst of struggle.

Direct download: KML_2017-05-07_800am.mp3
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The Emmaus incident is the most moving of the post-resurrection experiences in the Gospels.  We consider how surprised Jesus' friends were.  Our faith is not a mere wish-fulfillment.

Direct download: KML_2017-04-30_800am.mp3
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Let us pay special attention this Easter season to the First Letter of Peter, a letter which is all about "belonging."

Direct download: KML_2017-04-23_800am.mp3
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The difference between living and nonliving is something we expect to remain stable.  We are startled if the nonliving seems to be living and vice versa.  But we expect the living to remain alive.

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"You have said so."  All of creation cries out the identity of the one who laid down his life to reconcile us with our God.

Direct download: KML_2017-04-09_800am.mp3
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Our faith is utterly personal.  Jesus raises Lazarus as he draws upon his human feeling.

Direct download: KML_2017-04-02_800am.mp3
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To be given sight as an adult would be overwhelming.  But why is there so little rejoicing when Jesus gives the sense of sight to a man born blind?

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