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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When he speaks of throwing the food of the children to the dogs, Jesus lays bare a nativism which we carefully hide from ourselves. The fact of a child's illness breaks through the barriers we erect so we can create for ourselves that "comfort zone" we so frequently refer to. The human need for health -- for salvation -- is universal. May our self-imposed barriers crumble beneath God's outstretched arm (Alternate Opening Prayer).
Direct download: KML_2008-08-17_8am.MP3
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 9:39am CDT

I love the Olympics. I always have to see the opening ceremony. Friday night, in addition to the spectacle, we saw a little boy with the towering Yao Ming. I find a connection with Elijah in the cave and Peter trying to walk to his master on water.
Direct download: KML_2008-08-10_1015am.MP3
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 2:00pm CDT

Our duty to foster communion and dialogue; our assurance that nothing can separate us from God -- these are a few parts of the great variety of thoughts presented to us through the Scriptures.
Direct download: KML_2008-08-03_8am.MP3
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 12:12pm CDT

What is your heart's desire?  It becomes obvious to any Christian that we must keep revising our idea of that heart's desire as it comes to embrace nothing less than the Kingdom of God.
Direct download: KML_2008-07-27_8am.MP3
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 12:11pm CDT