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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"God so loved the world ..."  We understand that God, within himself, is relationship, is dynamism.  It is in keeping with who God is that he immerses himself in human existence.

Direct download: KML_2011-06-19_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:58pm CDT

Catholics, obviously, are quite focused on the mystery of "the Church."  On the "birthday of the Church," the homilist rambles on for 15 minutes!  Presumably we are captivated by our own experience of this mystery!

Direct download: KML_2011-06-12_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:22pm CDT

After the Springfield Young Adult Mass on the evening of June 5, a congregant confirmed for me (on the basis of her Holy Land pilgrimage earlier this year) that there are tour guides who point out a "pushing-off" place on the Mount of Olives.

Direct download: KML_2011-06-05_945am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:17pm CDT

We consider today's words from the First Letter of Peter about how to witness to our faith -- not by proselytizing, but by being in touch with our own experience and the ways in which God has changed us.

Direct download: KML_2011-05-29_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:08pm CDT