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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What can we define as "a lot of food"? Given the insatiable appetites of human beings, it's hard to say that any quantity is a lot. Obviously, our God is calling us to be less concerned about stockpiles and more concerned about our relationship with the one who feeds us.
Direct download: KML_2009-07-26_1015am.MP3
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 2:42pm CDT

This afternoon, the College of Consultors elected Msgr. Carl A. Kemme Administrator of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois. Msgr. Kemme had served as Vicar General of the Diocese since 2002, and continues as Moderator of the Curia. He remains the pastor of St. John Vianney Parish, Sherman.
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 3:21pm CDT

There were no homilies the last two weekends, as I was at work camp. Gathering the flock together and making sure that they are fed: these are the responsibilities of the shepherd. Even the shepherd is changed by his interaction with the sheep.
Direct download: KML_2009-07-19_8am.MP3
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 10:02am CDT

Evil is not a "force." It is a lack, a deficiency. We find our confidence in knowing that the Author of Life supplies for all the deficiencies we find in ourselves.
Direct download: KML_2009-06-28_8am.MP3
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 9:17pm CDT

Is there an incident that better captures the humanity and the divinity of Jesus than his calming the sea? He makes short work of the subduing of nature ... because he wants to get back to sleep!
Direct download: KML_2009-06-21_8am.MP3
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 9:13pm CDT