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

We get rattled.  Elijah and Peter are our kinsmen in this sense that life is asking too much of us.  Our God offers us the way to peace.

Direct download: KML_2014-08-10_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:51pm CDT

The mystery of the Eucharist, foreshadowed in the multiplication of the loaves and fishes, was cherished by Flannery O'Connor, who died fifty years ago today.

Direct download: KML_2014-08-03_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:46pm CDT

We consider the gift of wisdom and the modern prayer about the interplay of serenity, courage, and wisdom.

Direct download: KML_2014-07-27_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:15pm CDT

Beware misinterpreting the parable of the weeds and the wheat!  If we see "good people" and "bad people," we do not allow for the fundamental experience of the Christian life: conversion.

Direct download: KML_2014-07-20_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:08pm CDT

The abundance of God's gifts assures us that we can never exhaust the gift of love.

Direct download: KML_2014-07-13_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:59pm CDT

Is life about "becoming somebody"?  No; from the very beginning, we are already "somebody," because we are loved by God.

Direct download: KML_2014-07-06_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:46pm CDT

The homilist did not preach on June 22, the Body and Blood of Christ.  I misspoke, saying "Peter" when I meant to say that Paul died by the sword.

Direct download: KML_2014-06-29_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:35pm CDT