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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Does the internet make place irrelevant?  Our deepest feelings say no.  Each of us is from somewhere.  We have a lot invested in particular places.  It is taking believers a long time to work through these feelings.
Direct download: KML_2007-10-14_8am.MP3
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 4:11pm CDT

"How long, O Lord?"  This cry from the sixth century B.C. resounds in every age, wherever human beings are.  We experience time now as dragging, now as racing.  We are challenged to understand that God is drawing us from time into the timeless.  If we wonder about the virtue of patience, let us consider the patience of Jesus in casting his lot with humanity.
Direct download: KML_2007-10-07_1015am.MP3
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 7:10pm CDT

A somewhat different take on the rich man and Lazarus.  I consider what it means to take anyone's name in vain.  How do people instrumentalize each other?
Direct download: KML_2007-09-30_8am.MP3
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 4:21pm CDT