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

These powerful readings speak to us of the ways in which we misunderstand our relationship with God.  Although good works are important, we must understand that they are the fruit of the faith which God has established in us.

Direct download: KML_2012-09-16_945am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:42pm CDT

"Be opened!"  We must open ourselves to influences beyond ourselves; we must in particular be open to the fact that our human nature is as it is described today in the Letter of James.

Direct download: KML_2012-09-09_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:40pm CDT

Law is not going away.  In fact, we need to develop a proper appreciation of law in its role of advancing human society.  As Christians we evaluate law in terms of its function of bringing people to "think together" for the common good.

Direct download: KML_2012-09-02_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:52pm CDT

A lengthy consideration of atheism and "Lord, to whom can we go?"

Direct download: KML_2012-08-26_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:47pm CDT

Have the troubles of life made our "taste," our "palate," more mature?  We might be ready for the Bread of Life.

Direct download: KML_2012-08-19_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:30pm CDT

The gift of the Son of God to us is an utterly personal gift, given at an incalculable cost.

Direct download: KML_2012-08-12_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:21pm CDT

Welcome to the Olympics of Bread!

Direct download: KML_2012-08-05_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:12pm CDT

The homilist was away the last two Sundays.  Our need to move out of a "care" model of living our faith and into a sense of discipleship.

Direct download: KML_2012-07-29_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:08pm CDT

Why do we suppose that nothing worthy can come from where we're from?  Our reliance upon the strength of God allows us to see ourselves realistically: as suffering the "thorn in the flesh" and reliant upon our God for power to love.

Direct download: KML_2012-07-08_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:04pm CDT