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:

The Podcasts

In the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois, today was set aside for special readings and prayers for a new bishop. The readings were from Isaiah 61, Hebrews 5, and John 17. The podcast includes a few thoughts on the bishop as someone who is first a good administrator of what's going on in his own heart.
Direct download: KML_2009-08-30_8am.MP3
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 6:56pm CDT

Our affiliations speak about our life priorities. We are free to join ourselves to God or not. Whether we do or not makes all the difference for the direction and meaning of our lives.
Direct download: KML_2009-08-23_8am.MP3
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 10:03am CDT

We open ourselves to wisdom as we acknowledge how little wisdom we have. We develop our hunger and thirst for Jesus. Some thoughts today on health care and the common good, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, and Buzz Aldrin.
Direct download: KML_2009-08-16_8am.MP3
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 9:21am CDT

... Sunday, August 9. I'm on vacation.
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 7:33pm CDT

The above is the number of articles in English listed by Wikipedia. It would appear that the total will reach three million in a matter of days. Although many are wary, thinking that a "do-it-yourself" encyclopedia cannot be accurate, the principle of millions of eyeballs making for an ever-more-accurate public knowledge font is sound. I have found much that is of interest to me as I look around Wikipedia, and I am sure there is a great deal for everyone.
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 5:55pm CDT

If we speak of something as "merely a symbol," we don't understand symbolism and its power. Some etymologies say that the word "manna" itself means "what is it?" God's people keep on asking for the food that nourishes to eternity. When Jesus said, "I am the bread of life," he meant it, absolutely.
Direct download: KML_2009-08-02_8am.MP3
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 5:46pm CDT