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

God, in his dynamism, demonstrated in the relationships of the Trinity, enters into human affairs, definitively so in Jesus.

Direct download: KML_2015-05-31_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:43pm CDT

The fruits of the Holy Spirit are amazing and peaceful indications that conversion has occurred.

Direct download: KML_2015-05-24_800am.mp3
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The homilist was away on May 10.  Let's be careful when interpreting the snakes and poison of the conclusion of Mark's Gospel.  The one who ascended did so because he had first descended to the depths of human misery.

Direct download: KML_2015-05-17_800am.mp3
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A vine and branches are the same substance, just as Jesus is truly human and thus of the same substance as ourselves.  We see, in the case of the converted Saul/ Paul, how important community is for certifying who has experienced conversion.

Direct download: KML_2015-05-03_800am.mp3
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First John hints at our exalted dignity.  Peter comments on the uproar over the healing of the beggar at the Temple gate.

Direct download: KML_2015-04-26_800am.mp3
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Jesus resurrected our enfleshed humanity.  We must take this seriously as we seek to appreciate how God affirms the goodness of the way he made us.

Direct download: KML_2015-04-19_800am.mp3
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The earliest Christians "had everything in common."  We who are invested in the notion of private property may find this practice challenging.  If we are heirs to the resurrection, other possessions become less of a concern.

Direct download: KML_2015-04-12_800am.mp3
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I accidentally left the recorder on after the homily.  I don't think there's anything ugly or shameful in the forty-some minutes which were inadvertently recorded.  You may enjoy this for its capturing some of my typical Sunday morning.

Direct download: KML_2015-03-29_945am.mp3
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Jesus makes a statement about the death of the grain of wheat, applying it to himself.  We seek properly to apply it to ourselves.

Direct download: KML_2015-03-22_800am.mp3
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God has given us all things.  We seek to express our thanks.

Direct download: KML_2015-03-15_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:17pm CDT

There's no recording for March 1, since I cancalled Sunday Masses due to heavy snow.  Today we are introduced to the scandal which leads to Jesus' crucifixion: the scandal of his affirming that he is the Son of God.

Direct download: KML_2015-03-08_800am.mp3
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We must be well aware that the sufferings of Jesus have meaning because he willingly took them upon himself

Direct download: KML_2015-02-22_800am.mp3
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A consideration of the many ways in which we separate ourselves from each other.

Direct download: KML_2015-02-15_800am.mp3
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