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: kl@kevinlaughery.com

The Podcasts

Faith and love require that we enter more deeply into Christian community.

Direct download: KML_2021-04-11_830am.mp3
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We note how Peter and John, entering Jesus' empty tomb, reach a moment of insight which convinces them of his resurrection.

Direct download: KML_2021-04-04_930am_St._James.mp3
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Barabbas is "son of the father."  Jesus, "son of the father" in the deepest sense, takes the place of every last one of us.

Direct download: KML_2021-03-28_830am.mp3
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Jesus is the grain of wheat which loses its identity in order to bring forth an unexpected harvest.

Direct download: KML_2021-03-21_1030am_Yr_B.mp3
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Jesus revives Lazarus because he is God and can do so, but also because he is human and he feels the bitterness of bereavement.

Direct download: KML_2021-03-21_830am_Yr_A.mp3
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The best-known verse of the Bible, and the end of the Hebrew Bible.

Direct download: KML_2021-03-14_1030am_Yr_B.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 10:35am CDT

You'd think those beholding the healing of a man born blind would rejoice.  Instead, he is a problem.

Direct download: KML_2021-03-14_830am_Yr_A.mp3
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On the foolishness of God.

Direct download: KML_2021-03-07_1030am_Yr_B.mp3
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Pope Francis in Iraq and the beauty of dialogue.

Direct download: KML_2021-03-07_830am_Yr_A.mp3
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What does it mean to rise from the dead?

Direct download: KML_2021-02-28_830am.mp3
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Jesus is entirely like us, having experienced the struggle with temptation.

Direct download: KML_2021-02-21_830am.mp3
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The man who is healed talks too much.  We need to consider whether we, likewise, talk too much.

Direct download: KML_2021-02-14_830am.mp3
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A discussion of the mysteries of time, on a recording which I think runs on until almost the Eucharistic Prayer.

Direct download: KML_2021-02-07_830am.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 6:10pm CDT

On preferring the authority of one's arguments over an argument from authority.

Direct download: KML_2021-01-31_830am.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 6:03pm CDT

On the "Sunday of the Word of God," we have to consider the context of the Scriptures we hear at Mass.  Jonah was called by God, but he was quite an unwilling prophet!

Direct download: KML_2021-01-24_830am.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 5:58pm CDT

Sorry, merely a summary on the matter of being called by God.

Direct download: KML_2021-01-17_summary.mp3
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My response to the desecration which occurred on January 6, 2021.

Direct download: KML_2021-01-10_830am.mp3
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An irony: We who have been given the good news may, with great strength, resist it.  Thank God for crises.

Direct download: KML_2021-01-03_830am.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 2:11pm CDT

God establishes the continuity of history.

Direct download: KML_2020-12-27_830am.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 2:04pm CDT

On the unexpected power (not the expected male power) which results in the world's salvation.

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At first I heard an echo in this recording.  I have, to my great relief, found that the recording was just playing twice on my computer.

Joy springs from within.

Direct download: KML_2020-12-13_830am.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:49pm CDT

Does repentance bring comfort?

Direct download: KML_2020-12-06_830am.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 1:45pm CDT

Considering the meaning of "the end," "it is finished," and so forth, in terms of completion rather than demise.

Direct download: KML_2020-11-29_830am.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 1:39pm CDT