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

The homilist did not preach January 14.  -- We certainly need to know the context of this episode in the book of Jonah if we are going to appreciate how God works with an unwilling prophet.

Direct download: KML_2018-01-21_830am.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 6:33pm CDT

Imagine being embarrassed on behalf of one's entire country, as we try to negotiate the boundaries of unity and diversity.

Direct download: KML_2018-01-07_830am.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 6:30pm CDT

We consider the impossibility of counting the stars, the impossibility implied in sacrificing one's son, and the impossibility of having one's heart pierced by a sword.

Direct download: KML_2017-12-31_830am.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 6:28pm CDT

The homilist did not preach on the Fourth Sunday of Advent (it was the deacon's turn).  Imagine the figurines of a Nativity scene being set up on a battlefield.  That's the whole point of Jesus' Incarnation.

Direct download: KML_2017-12-24_500pm.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 6:25pm CDT

In risk and in ritual, joy emerges.

Direct download: KML_2017-12-17_830am.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 6:23pm CDT

The Book of Consolation (beginning at Isaiah 40) aids us as we remember that God never tells us, "You are something wrong."

Direct download: KML_2017-12-10_830am.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 6:12pm CDT