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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Our feelings, including feelings of love, must become integrated with our sense of values and of relationship to God and the world.  We must move from the "childish" reaction of the crowd in Nazareth to a realistic sense of our limits and our call to love.

Direct download: KML_2010-01-31_8am.MP3
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 5:14pm CDT

We consider the strong feelings surrounding the reading from these scrolls in the books of Nehemiah and Luke. Awareness of our feelings keeps us in touch with our full humanity and our relationship with the Creator. Our being subject to our feelings is a fact which we can carry to our sense of wonder over Jesus, God become human.
Direct download: KML_2010-01-24_8am.MP3
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 9:38am CDT

"Jesus approved of marriage" -- this is like saying "Jesus approved of sunshine." In the analogy of the Church as the Body of Christ, all Christians in their various states of life contribute to the well-being of the whole body.
Direct download: KML_2010-01-17_8am.MP3
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 9:36am CDT

Solidarity with the human race is what Jesus expresses, both in his birth at the beginning of the Christmas season, and in his baptism on its last day. We are called to exercise solidarity with one another as well, for the sake of securing justice.
Direct download: KML_2010-01-10_8am.MP3
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 9:16am CDT

Making your child a public figure in infancy is probably not what you want to do. The Christ Child, on the other hand, was a public figure from birth, because of his identity as the unique Savior of all the nations of the earth.
Direct download: KML_2010-01-03_8am.MP3
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 9:28am CDT