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

Jesus' baptism is an act of solidarity with weary humanity.

Direct download: KML_2013-01-13_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:10pm CDT

We are called out of the narrowness of Herod to be radiant at what we see when we perceive the gifts of all nations being given to us.

Direct download: KML_2013-01-06_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:05pm CDT

There is tension in every family, especially in the Holy Family, as Mary and Joseph do not know what to make of the 12-year-old Jesus and his desire to be in "his Father's house."

Direct download: KML_2012-12-30_945am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:58pm CDT

Considering the remarkable meeting of Elizabeth and Mary, we approach Christmas not sentimentally but soberly, aware that the birth of the Son of God is the opening act of the drama which is Jesus' sacrifice of himself for our salvation.

Direct download: KML_2012-12-23_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:52pm CDT

The function of the prophet: To help us be in touch with things which are already in our hearts, that the resonance of these things might lead us to change.

Direct download: KML_2012-12-16_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:43pm CDT

Introducing a distinction between a prophet and a scold, so that we may see more clearly the liberating function of the prophet.

Direct download: KML_2012-12-09_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:33pm CDT

As we consider the work of God in bringing creation to completion, we must recognize that what we do in this life has everlasting significance.

Direct download: KML_2012-12-02_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:22pm CDT

Along with the authority we recognize in Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, we must also recognize the authority residing in our own hearts.

Direct download: KML_2012-11-25_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:11pm CDT