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! Shepherds to one another
Easter A-4

Al Carino
As Christians, our life is not to be lived in the confines of our locked rooms but is to be engaged in the real world -- to be shepherds for others -- by our words and examples -- so that through us, others may get to know Christ and thus follow Him.

New! That They May Have Life, the Art of Shepherding

Antonio P. Pueyo
The art of shepherding as modeled for us by Pope John Paul II, is an art that can be learned by any person who is in a shepherding position. One may be a parent, a boss of a company, a teacher, or a pastor, but the principles are the same. One has to think first of the well-being, growth, and life of those under his care. One also needs to be courageous in order to protect and defend them.

New! My sheep hear my voice

Douglas P. McManaman
It is Church teaching that there are people outside the visible Church who are invisibly part of that Church; for there are many non-Christians who recognize the voice of the shepherd, and so who belong to the one flock. Their recognition of the shepherd’s voice is not a conscious recognition, but an unconscious one.

New! Metaphors Galore: A Shepherd, a Gate, a Lamb

Sermons Proclaim
To the people who heard him, sometimes Jesus seemed to speak in riddles they just didn't understand. But even if Jesus' listeners were metaphor-challenged, we don't have to be. We can figure out the message of grace, love and abundant life that Jesus wants us to grasp.