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

Presenting Scriptural proof that Mary and Joseph drove a Dodge.

Direct download: KML_2015-12-27_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:29pm CDT

Imagine the meeting of Mary and Elizabeth, and consider the awareness of God's favor which these women enjoyed.

Direct download: KML_2015-12-20_945am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:27pm CDT

Joy is made of stern stuff.

Direct download: KML_2015-12-13_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:24pm CDT

In the midst of further horror (San Bernardino), we join with the ancients who longed so deeply for a straight path to God.

Direct download: KML_2015-12-06_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:20pm CDT

Embrace Advent -- the alternative to Black Friday.

Direct download: KML_2015-11-29_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:15pm CDT

What is truth?  We refrain from the cynicism of Pontius Pilate and embrace the fullness of truth to be found in our suffering servant.

Direct download: KML_2015-11-22_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:11pm CDT

The end of the world?  In light of the griefs of the past week (Paris massacres), perhaps God is giving us a chance to begin the world!

Direct download: KML_2015-11-15_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:07pm CDT

"The widow's mite" and our concerns about being good "stewards" of the temporal affairs God has entrusted to us.

Direct download: KML_2015-11-08_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:16pm CDT

The homilist was away from the ambo throughout October.  -- We consider our call to holiness as we remember Pope Francis and his evocation of Dorothy Day.

Direct download: KML_2015-11-01_800am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:55pm CDT

"Whoever is not against us is for us."  As we reflect on the visit of Pope Francis to the United States, we are to find every strength and advantage in a principle of inclusion.

Direct download: KML_2015-09-27_945am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:31pm CDT