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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There's a lot going on: Catechetical Sunday, Appeal Sunday for our diocesan services assessment, and so on.  Only at the end of a litany of "business" did I comment on "the parable that drives everyone crazy."  The challenge of this tale of the workers in the vineyard can be met only if we drop our tendency to analyze every element of the story (allegorizing) and focus on the gift of the day's wage as expressive of the Kingdom of God, offered in its wholeness to people who can't earn it.

Direct download: KML_2011-09-18_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:22pm CDT

In case we are tempted to harbor resentment on this tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Sirach warns against holding on to an embittered spirit, and Jesus asks us to consider to what extent we act as the unforgiving debtor does.

Direct download: KML_2011-09-11_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:59am CDT

We take a look at a geometric figure in order to consider the ways in which we communicate -- or fail to communicate -- about difficult matters.

Direct download: KML_2011-09-04_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:15pm CDT