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

How does Christ the King govern?  Consider how humbly he tends to his realm: from the throne of the cross.

Direct download: KML_2010-11-21_945am.MP3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:58am CDT

On the fourteenth anniversary of the death of Joseph Cardinal Bernardin, we consider how his example accords with the scriptural call to be confident in the face of the "ultimates" of life.

Direct download: KML_2010-11-14_945am.MP3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:55am CDT

Resurrection is real.  If there were no resurrection, God would not be God.  As Jesus assures us, God is not a God of the dead but of the living.

Direct download: KML_2010-11-07_800am.MP3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:50am CDT

There was no homily for October 24 as I was in Guatemala.

A man climbing a tree: an absurd image?  Maybe.  But maybe also it could be a helpful image as we consider the fundamental experience of the Christian life -- conversion -- and our need to open ourselves to new points of view (even up a tree!).

Direct download: KML_2010-10-31_945am.MP3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:01pm CDT