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

Unsettled, dispiriting things are swirling around within us.  We must seek divine healing for our various resentments and accept the peace which allows us to be gifts to one another.

Direct download: KML_2015-09-20_800am.mp3
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Peter professes his faith in Jesus, but also reveals that the concept of "suffering servant" eludes him

Direct download: KML_2015-09-13_800am.mp3
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The refugee situation in Europe is another proof that we can never escape the xenophobic tendencies pointed out today in the Letter of James.

Direct download: KML_2015-09-06_945am.mp3
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If you think that what passes through and comes out of you is repulsive, apply your feeling of disgust instead to the evil attitudes which you harbor in your hearts.

Direct download: KML_2015-08-30_800am.mp3
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Decision and commitment move us to stand with a spouse and with the God who promises his intimate presence.

Direct download: KML_2015-08-23_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:45pm CDT

Ephesians touches upon singing as a fundamental Christian activity, while Proverbs gives us the image of the banquet as the preferred way to describe how God loves us.

Direct download: KML_2015-08-16_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:41pm CDT

A man named Donald Trump was in the news; this led to my comments about respect, as alluded to in the Ephesians passage.  

Direct download: KML_2015-08-09_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:37pm CDT

It is the most reasonable thing in the world to ask "What is it?" when presented with unfamiliar food.  "Manna" means "What is it?"  We are still asking "What is it?" when we are given the Bread of Life.

Direct download: KML_2015-08-02_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:24pm CDT