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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On the Fourth Sunday of Advent, I left the recording device behind, and when I remembered it, I said to myself that I would be mad to run home for it on this absolutely crazy weekend, with Christmas on Monday.  -- We'd like to see around the bend, beyond our capacities.  But we remember: "Lord, your words have been fulfilled."

Direct download: KML_2023-12-31_830am.mp3
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We make many decisions about who we think is impressive and attractive.  We might want to re-think our criteria.

Direct download: KML_2023-12-17_830am.mp3
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I remember why December 3 did not get recorded.  My recording device had a dead battery.  -- Where are we to find comfort and joy?

Direct download: KML_2023-12-10_830am.mp3
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"The least" is not Jesus' concept.  It is something we have devised so we can tell ourselves to whom to pay attention.  Jesus confounds our strategies.

Direct download: KML_2023-11-26_830am.mp3
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I cannot recall why I did not record November 12.  -- There is more to life than being industrious.

Direct download: KML_2023-11-19_830am.mp3
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A focus on today's psalm, 131, about the peace which all profess to desire.

Direct download: KML_2023-11-05_830am.mp3
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