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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It may seem insignificant that John the Baptist answered "no" to the question, "Are you the Christ?" In fact, his "no" shines a light on our tendency to say "yes" and to act as if we are our own saviors.
Direct download: KML_2008-12-14_8am.MP3
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 2:46pm CDT

While on a conference call this morning, I took a look at "Kevin Laughery" on Google and found a number of references to my having expressed concerns last week about setting up a Nativity scene in the Illinois State Capitol. I repeat my sense of the situation: that one must be wary of getting into the religious-symbolism business in the halls of government. I have been told that this is a free-speech matter; I still hold that there are also serious non-establishment concerns. I will be happy to discuss this issue.
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 10:46am CDT

Can we hold together the words "comfort" and "repent" in the same thought? If not, we need to open ourselves to the chastening received by God's people when they returned from the Babylonian Captivity.
Direct download: KML_2008-12-07_8am.MP3
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 9:45am CDT

See November 16.
Direct download: KML_2008-11-30_1015am.MP3
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 9:44am CDT

See November 16.
Direct download: KML_2008-11-23_8am.MP3
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 9:43am CDT

For four weeks I failed to get my software to recognize my hardware. This morning, at last, it worked. Off the top of my head, I can't remember exactly what I was talking about in these earlier ones.
Direct download: KML_2008-11-16_8am.MP3
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 9:41am CDT