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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Aspects of God as Trinity may be reflected upon when we say the Profession of Faith.  The new English translation highlights the "consubstantiality" of Father and Son, and the incarnation of the eternal Word of God.

Direct download: KML_2010-05-30_8am.MP3
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 9:27am CDT

The flesh is not evil.  We must understand Saint Paul's use of the term "the flesh."  Perhaps a contemporary equivalent is the modern concept of "addiction."

Direct download: KML_2010-05-23_8am.MP3
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 9:25am CDT

"What's up, Doc?"  What is the meaning of "up" when we consider the Ascension of the risen Jesus?  Clues may be found in the Hebrews passage, about Jesus' entrance into the heavenly sanctuary, and in the Gospel passage, about the Apostles frequenting the Temple of Jerusalem.

Direct download: KML_2010-05-16_8am.MP3
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 9:56am CDT

Of all the things that promise to unite people, jokes have a lot of promise -- although we have to be careful that the humor is not in mere ridicule but in a common sense of absurdity in human life.

Direct download: KML_2010-05-09_8am.MP3
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 9:54am CDT

On the occasion of First Holy Communion, a reflection on "love one another" and the fact that we can concretely love one another if we engage in the small act of listening.

Direct download: KML_2010-05-02_1015am.MP3
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 5:55pm CDT

On April 18, the Third Sunday of Easter, I had to catch a plane right after the last Mass, and I just didn't want to mess around with recording.  On the Fourth Sunday of Easter, Good Shepherd Sunday, I took a look (again) at the unrelenting aftershocks of the clergy sexual abuse crisis.  Crises can make us stronger if we give up our denial and confront the dysfunction in our midst.

Direct download: KML_2010-04-25_8am.MP3
Category:Sunday Homilies -- posted at: 5:50pm CDT