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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John the Baptist as the boundary between the prophetic age and the fulfillment of prophecy.

Direct download: KML_2012-06-24_945am.mp3
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If you want everything explained to you, you will always be disappointed.  There are fundamental things which we must come to understand simply by living our challenges.

Direct download: KML_2012-06-17_945am.mp3
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The shedding of blood, and the sacrifice it represents, has its fullest meaning as the Incarnate Word embraces the cross.

Direct download: KML_2012-06-10_800am.mp3
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We must take seriously the personhood of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and ask how our sense of connection to God is thereby enriched.

Direct download: KML_2012-06-03_800am.mp3
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The fruits of the Holy Spirit amaze us because we are far too familiar with their opposites.

Direct download: KML_2012-05-27_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:42pm CDT

The significance of the Ascension of Jesus is better appreciated when we consider what it meant for him to "descend."

Direct download: KML_2012-05-20_800am.mp3
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Let us make sure that we distinguish "love" from mere admiration.  Love is of another order entirely.

Direct download: KML_2012-05-13_800am.mp3
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What do you do when someone who had been your sworn enemy now wants to share in your life?  The "good man" Barnabas provides an example.

Direct download: KML_2012-05-06_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:10pm CDT

On Good Shepherd Sunday, we ponder the multiplicity of religious beliefs and ask how God brings people into one fold with one shepherd.

Direct download: KML_2012-04-29_945am.mp3
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Consider the personal character of the transmission of the good news of Jesus' resurrection, as we ponder also the personal step forward of an entire people in the Second Vatican Council.

Direct download: KML_2012-04-22_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:47pm CDT

First Holy Communion was celebrated at this Mass.  We consider how we are to depend upon one another in accepting the good news of Jesus' resurrection.

Direct download: KML_2012-04-15_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:32pm CDT

Are you ready to begin a day that never ends?

Direct download: KML_2012-04-08_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:22pm CDT

An exalted slave has set his face like flint, knowing that he will not be put to shame.

Direct download: KML_2012-04-01_800am.mp3
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The "grain of wheat" is not a botany lesson.  It should be quite clear to us, however, that this image proposes to us an understanding of the surrender which is essential to the Christian life.

Direct download: KML_2012-03-25_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:01pm CDT

The personal character of the mercy of the "God who so loved the world."

Direct download: KML_2012-03-18_945am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:45pm CDT