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

We must heed St. Paul's words: "Be transformed by the renewal of your mind."

Direct download: KML_2023-09-03_830am.mp3
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Peter professes faith in Jesus ... having no idea what his adherence to Jesus will mean.

Direct download: KML_2023-08-27_830am.mp3
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I cannot recall why I have no recording for August 13.  -- I reflect on a discussion of the nature of interfaith friendship.  These words seem quite prescient as we consider the agony in Gaza/West Bank and Israel.

Direct download: KML_2023-08-20_830am.mp3
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We consider the feelings of Peter, James and John as they behold their Master transfigured.

Direct download: KML_2023-08-06_830am.mp3
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It appears that I recorded myself twice this Sunday.

Direct download: KML_2023-07-30_1030am.mp3
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I regret that next Sunday's feast of the Transfiguration keeps us from hearing "What can separate us?" (Romans 8.) So I have included what we otherwise would have heard the following Sunday!

Direct download: KML_2023-07-30_830am.mp3
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Do you often rebuke temerity?  Are you frustrated by a lack of explanation of Jesus' parables?  Why does prayer seem to be so much like groaning?

Direct download: KML_2023-07-23_830am.mp3
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I was on vacation on July 9.  -- We must open ourselves to the gift of insight, a way of seeing more deeply the meaning of life.

Direct download: KML_2023-07-16_830am.mp3
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My best guess is that the deacon preached on June 25.  -- A return to Romans 6 and the core teaching on baptism.

Direct download: KML_2023-07-02_830am.mp3
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We read from Romans that our salvation is sheer gift.

Direct download: KML_2023-06-18_830am.mp3
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Reflections on the Eucharist in light of the death of a man who built an altar.

Direct download: KML_2023-06-11_830am.mp3
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