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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The homilist was away on July 17.  Solomon's prayer for wisdom in governing could not have come at a more apt time, given the pathetic posturing going on in Washington.  We pray that lawmakers will recognize the common good of our country and the world as the treasure buried in the field, the pearl of great price.

Direct download: KML_2011-07-24_945am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:09pm CDT

God provides that human freedom is always in play, so that we may accept or reject his invitation to enter into his life.  It is easy for us to resist the invitations coming from our God.  Let's consider how we can grow and flourish through an acceptance of the invitations.

Direct download: KML_2011-07-10_945am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:05pm CDT

What does it mean to be "in the flesh"?  How can I not be "in the flesh"?  We find some answers as we consider how our God wishes to establish peace within us.

Direct download: KML_2011-07-03_945am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:26pm CDT

The idea of eating and drinking someone's flesh and blood is utterly offensive.  But the anxieties of those who feel they must sacrifice something to God are likewise quite raw.  In the Eucharist we encounter a God who pays attention to our bewilderment.

Direct download: KML_2011-06-26_945am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:25pm CDT