Lifeissues is mainly concerned with publishing thoughtful articles directly related to issues raised in Evangelium Vitae. However, from the very beginning, we have also published a few related homilies, notably by Fr. Al Cariño, O.M.I., Fr. Tony Pueyo, and others.

Please use the pulldowns below to select a homily by Liturgical Calendar date.

New! Is Death The End to Everything?
Lent A-5

Al Carino
Nothing in life is more certain than death. Yet, many people ask, "After death, what?" Why the question in the first place? Perhaps because death is the end of our plans and aspirations in life. Perhaps because of the thought of permanent separation from our loved ones. Perhaps because of the uncertainty about what lies beyond. Or perhaps because we just can not accept the incontrovertible signs of our mortality, namely, sickness, pain and deterioration -- physically, emotionally and psychologically.

New! The Weight of Suffering
Passion Sunday

Douglas P. McManaman
God the Son became man and, in a mysterious way that I couldn’t even begin to explain, he took upon himself the sins of the entire human race. In his Passion, he knew and tasted the entire weight of the world’s sin, past present, and future. He knew it all at once, as only a divine Person of the Trinity could know it. That was the greatest suffering Christ experienced.

New! The way of the cross: live or die

Tom Bartolomeo
Our culture of death is an affront to God's creative work in the world. The 'becoming' or the loss of human life we can no more explain by our empirical sciences than we can manufacture life, spirit and truth. Anyone who destroys human life at any stage of inception strikes at the goodness of the Creator. Ninety-eight percent of us during our child bearing years have used contraceptives or have sterilized ourselves! We have made the 'modern' world into a mortuary for the living dead incapable of procreation for our sins against humanity.