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

"Untie him and let him go free."  These words of Jesus, regarding Lazarus, apply to us as well.

Direct download: KML_2020-03-29_830am.mp3
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The Year A readings of the Fourth Sunday of Lent are loaded with irony -- all the more so in the circumstances in which we find ourselves.

Direct download: KML_2020-03-22.mp3
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News was changing by the hour.  This homily ended up a little disjointed.  I meant to add -- to complete the thought about not being irrational -- that the current challenge is an opportunity for us to bring forth all that is most precious and beautiful within us.  As Jesus thirsted for the faith of the Samaritan woman, we thirst for an outpouring of love from us all.

Direct download: KML_2020-03-15_830am.mp3
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"It's a good thing the world is far, far away!"  No, the world is with us, and we are with the world.  Jesus' Transfiguration is his pledge to be with us, whatever the world is suffering.

Direct download: KML_2020-03-08_830am.mp3
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We must keep posing to ourselves the question: "Jesus -- he became human -- just like me?"  Yes, he is one with us when we are in the midst of temptation.

Direct download: KML_2020-03-01_830am.mp3
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We take a look at St. John XXIII and all the renewal he initiated by calling Vatican II.

Direct download: KML_Vatican_II_2020-02-27.mp3
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Generosity or codependency?; and why Easter should be one week later.  Also, my apologies for not including the Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time.  I left the recorder on and the file ended up being 2.5 hours!

Direct download: KML_2020-02-23_830am.mp3
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I had a letter to read.  Light and salt!

Direct download: KML_2020-02-09_830am.mp3
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The One presented in the Temple comes with the power to change us, and his influence will feel astringent!  But he derives his authority from his complete union with humanity.

Direct download: KML_2020-02-02_830am.mp3
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It's not just these four fishermen who are called by Jesus.  Every one of us has received a call to holiness.

Direct download: KML_2020-01-26_830am.mp3
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Some housekeeping matters, and these readings feel like a repeat of last week.  First Corinthians feels familiar to us, because all church is local!

Direct download: KML_2020-01-19_830am.mp3
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I was not able to record the homily; what you hear here is a summary.

Direct download: KML_2019-01-12_830am.mp3
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As we survey the diversity of the nations, we recognize the ironies of people, supposedly of one community, to fail to communicate.  We talk to one another about projects before us, and we recognize the value of silence.

Direct download: KML_2020-01-05_830am.mp3
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Family traditions are of various kinds, even in the Holy Family.

Direct download: KML_2019-12-29_830am.mp3
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We consider the secrets which give depth to our life.

Direct download: KML_2019-12-22_830am.mp3
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