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:

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It's time to examine the "interior monologue" that each of us carries on with ourselves.

Direct download: KML_2019-10-27_830am.mp3
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Jesus' parable is hilarious.  For one thing, it is almost as if the unjust judge can overhear the narration about his turpitude.

Direct download: KML_2019-10-20_830am.mp3
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The homilist was off last weekend. -- The Naaman incident gives us a picture of the evolution of the idea of God, who is supreme and not a "local god."  Naaman still requests two mule-loads of earth from Israel, so he can have a "local connection."

Direct download: KML_2019-10-13_830am.mp3
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This was our "Mass in the Grass."  You may remember from last year that my homily was interrupted by a football game and the national anthem.  This year it didn't happen.  I did not say to the congregation, though I was sorely tempted to do so:  "Well, they didn't do civic religion, but they did have whistleblowers."

Direct download: KML_2019-09-29_1030am.mp3
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Cats have nine lives.  People re-invent themselves.  But our God wills that we be simply a person, not a persona.

Direct download: KML_2019-09-22_830am.mp3
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