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

Last week, I think I had a low battery.  Today, a consideration of the Holy Eucharist through the concepts of priesthood and sacrifice.

Direct download: KML_2013-06-02_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:52pm CDT

The undoing of Babel is our invitation to emerge from confusion about ourselves into the clarity of God's love.

Direct download: KML_2013-05-19_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:48pm CDT

Jesus ascends so that we may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of our life.

Direct download: KML_2013-05-12_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:41pm CDT

Last Sunday I celebrated Mass on a kibbutz in northern Israel.  What is our understanding of peace?  Can peace be something deeper than a stalemate between warring forces?

Direct download: KML_2013-05-05_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:34pm CDT

We celebrated First Holy Communion today.  We use "Here is the church, here is the steeple," to remind us that God the Shepherd wants to gather all of us in.

Direct download: KML_2013-04-21_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:22pm CDT

Embarrassment is often accompanied by irrational, exaggerated response.  Here is an example from St. Peter.

Direct download: KML_2013-04-14_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:12pm CDT

Finally, several weeks after his election, a reflection on the startling and soothing presence of Pope Francis.

Direct download: KML_2013-04-07_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:08pm CDT

"Peter was amazed."  The resurrection of Jesus is, for him and for all of us, the occasion for a complete overturning of the meaning of life.

Direct download: KML_2013-03-31_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:06pm CDT