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:

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Jesus' parable of the devious steward is not teaching us to be devious!  Rather, we find here an invitation to "work" a "system" as this man worked the economic system, which was all he could see.  Our "system" to "work" is creation itself.  We are to develop a sense of wonder toward God who, in his creation, constantly expresses his love for us.
Direct download: KML_2007-09-23_8am.MP3
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 9:44am CDT

Self-righteousness is hard to get rid of; after all, it feels so good!  But we can trade it in for something better.  May we confront ourselves in a healthy manner so as to accept the sense of peace which is far better than self-righteousness.
Direct download: KML_2007-09-16_8am.MP3
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 12:21pm CDT

The death of Madeleine L'Engle; the ideas of C.S. Lewis regarding heaven; our upcoming parish feast day (Friday, September 14) and the prioritizing that occurs when we take up our cross.
Direct download: KML_2007-09-09_8am.MP3
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 9:56am CDT

Might heaven be boring?; a mistranslation of Hebrews; one of Jesus' least important parables; Mother Teresa couldn't control God.
Direct download: KML_2007-09-02_Reconstructed.MP3
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 9:50am CDT