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

I may have recorded Easter, but it may have been part of a recording which did not get shut off for hours.  -- Doing right by Thomas, and the perils of having chewing gum in school.

Direct download: KML_2016-04-03_800am.mp3
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A consideration of a strange and wonderful conversation: "This day you will be with me in paradise."

Direct download: KML_2016-03-20_800am.mp3
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We tend to be our own judge, jury, and executioner.  God does a new thing: setting us free from our self-imposed prisons.

Direct download: KML_2016-03-13_800am.mp3
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The annoying parable of the Prodigal Son.  (I can't remember why I don't have a recording for Feb. 28.)

Direct download: KML_2016-03-06_800am.mp3
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"Isn't life awful -- and wonderful?"  The Transfiguration prepares for the fullness of the mystery of death and resurrection.

Direct download: KML_2016-02-21_800am.mp3
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More calls.  Our vocation is founded upon Jesus' resurrection; Paul hands on to us the testimony of the earliest witnesses to Jesus' rising.

Direct download: KML_2016-02-07_800am.mp3
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An exercise in avoiding perfectionism: So what if the blog page is a little bit out of chronology?  -- The importance of feelings in human life.

Direct download: KML_2016-01-24_800am.mp3
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On saving the good wine for later.

Direct download: KML_2016-01-17_945am.mp3
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Temptation as a disordered appeal to our ego.

Direct download: KML_2016-02-14_800am.mp3
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The call of Jeremiah and Jesus' rejection at the beginning of his ministry, as well as the reflection on love as the greatest gift, cause us to consider our giftedness.

Direct download: KML_2016-01-31_800am.mp3
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Going deeper into baptism than the concept of "your ticket to heaven." 

Direct download: KML_2016-01-10_800am.mp3
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Epiphany is always a good time to look at xenophobia.  Have you any idea why we might want to look at xenophobia?

Direct download: KML_2016_01_03_800am.mp3
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