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

My malfunctioning phone was good for some laughs.  It's working now.  Law makes sense when it is actually forming our lives.

Direct download: KML_2018-11-04_1030am.mp3
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What do we do with joyful words of Scripture, when people are gunned down as they are worshiping?

Direct download: KML_2018-10-27_530pm.mp3
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In honor of St. Jerome, we replaced the hard-hitting statement of the Letter of James with the reflection from Second Timothy on the value of Scripture.

Direct download: KML_2018-09-30_830am.mp3
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This was our "Mass on the Grass" in Troy City Park.  I was distracted and did not start the recording right away.  At a nearby football game, the national anthem began to be sung, and I said, "I guess we have to pause."  This recording begins toward the end of the national anthem.

Direct download: KML_2018-09-23_1030am.mp3
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We have the classic text of James about faith and works, Peter's act of faith in Jesus, and the context in which Peter's faith will be tested: the mission of the Suffering Servant.

Direct download: KML_2018-09-16_830am.mp3
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Our interactions with strangers and with those whom we should know well: these interactions can be evaluated in light of the Word of God today.

Direct download: KML_2018-09-08_530pm.mp3
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