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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The Lord Jesus ascended because he descended -- into the depths of the misery humans experience because of the broken, sinful situation we are in. He is on his throne but he has also embedded himself in our anguish.
Direct download: KML_2009-05-24_8am.MP3
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 12:05pm CDT

How can anyone talk about love? The subject overwhelms any human being. God is love, and we discover who we are in being loved by God.
Direct download: KML_2009-05-17_8am.MP3
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 2:44pm CDT

Regular listeners know that I do not go out of my way to bring politics into my preaching. Issues of religion in human society, of "church and state," of infusing the social order with the fruits of faith, are the toughest issues one can preach on. And yet it must be done. The complexities must be grappled with. And I do not relish the task.
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 5:16pm CDT

Today is the forty-fifth anniversary of my first Communion. I speak about the "Obama-at-Notre-Dame" thing, questioning the outraged response of some Catholics. The unity that St. Paul sought was not immediate when he made his debut as a converted person. Vine and branches, mother and child -- these say much about the organic unity of the Body of Christ.
Direct download: KML_2009-05-10_8am.MP3
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 9:18am CDT

Profound things are found in each of the readings. "Salvation is in no other name." "We are God's children now. What we shall later be has not yet come to light, but we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is." "There will be one fold, one shepherd."
Direct download: KML_2009-05-03_8am.MP3
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 9:16am CDT