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

My apologies for not being able to present Jan. 5 or Jan. 12.  During the "polar vortex" blizzard of January 5, my recorder remained on for over an hour.  The next Sunday, I wasn't thinking ahead when Bishop Paprocki was the presider and homilist at the Mass where I usually record the homily.  Consider the sober majesty of "the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world."

Direct download: KML_2014-01-19_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:32pm CDT

Lest you suppose that your family doesn't fit some kind of societal norm, remember that the Holy Family itself was far from typical.

Direct download: KML_2013-12-29_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:27pm CDT

In spite of the four-century struggle to state dogmatically who Jesus is, St. Paul, at the beginning of Christianity, demonstrates his awareness of Jesus as truly God and truly human.

Direct download: KML_2013-12-22_945am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:25pm CDT

Give me patience -- right now!  We must turn from our demands of immediate results and allow our God to lead us into a new consciousness of how the Kingdom of God operates.

Direct download: KML_2013-12-15_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:21pm CDT

How is the "peaceable kingdom" to be achieved?  Looking within is necessary.

Direct download: KML_2013-12-08_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:17pm CDT

Advent will most likely be a matter of our inner experience.  We remember the significance of the passage from Romans in the dramatic life of St. Augustine.

Direct download: KML_2013-12-01_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:14pm CDT