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

Be aware of the First Letter of St. Peter as it is proclaimed through the course of the Easter season.

Direct download: KML_2014-04-27_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:51pm CDT

Considering the burial cloths and what was sparked in Peter's mind and heart.

Direct download: KML_2014-04-20_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:48pm CDT

A reflection on the possibility that Barabbas' first name was Jesus, and on Jesus' "everyman" role.

Direct download: KML_2014-04-13_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:18pm CDT

If God is who we think he is, he wouldn't be much of a God if we could not praise him eternally.  Jesus, for the sake of mortals, saw fit to get close to death, and to succumb to death, for our sake.

Direct download: KML_2014-04-06_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:05pm CDT

We are dependent upon the sense of sight; sometimes, however, it gets in the way.  We are called to a deeper appreciation of insight.

Direct download: KML_2014-03-30_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:53pm CDT

The homilist did not preach last week.  This homily is on human thirst, and also on details of Christian initiation.

Direct download: KML_2014-03-23_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:40pm CDT

Hidden agendas, making the moment "about me," and other subtleties of temptation.

Direct download: KML_2014-03-09_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:27pm CDT

We reach an extremely important part of the Sermon on the Mount: Jesus' admonition against worry.

Direct download: KML_2014-03-02_945am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:13pm CDT