Homilies

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! Living a truly Christian life
Easter A-5

Al Carino
What living the Christian life is really all about is living with Jesus in faith and not just having a positive balance in the Divine Bookkeepers' books. It is to make the Truth and the Life -- the Father Himself -- really ours by following Jesus who is the Way.

New! Troubled?

Antonio P. Pueyo
There are times when we wish for a less troubled life. In spite of all its conveniences, modern living has brought about a faster pace and more anxious way of life. The cellular phone, for example, makes life more complicated.

New! Expanding Through Love
5th Sunday of Easter, Cycle A

Douglas P. McManaman
The more we expand, the greater will be our capacity to receive God into ourselves, just as the bigger the cup, the more water it can hold. A life lived only for itself, a person who has not loved anyone, only himself, renders himself incapable of receiving the life of God within himself, just as a cup that is sealed with a lid cannot receive any water into itself.

New! The Search for Eden
5th Sunday of Easter, Cycle A

Douglas P. McManaman
The history of religion is man’s search for God. But how does God respond to man’s search for Him? God chose to come searching for man. But he does not want to ruin the game, because that will ruin the fun, so he continues to hide, but under a disguise. We believe that God came out of hiding and disguised himself, so that He could be found—but we’d still have to search diligently for him and find him on our own.

New! Becoming Jesus: in spirit and truth

Tom Bartolomeo
Many of our Christian institutions have lost their mission because they are too concerned with their mortal existence and accommodations rendering God to Caesar. This applies not simply to the leaders of the church but to many of her members. We forget that as living stones God has no preferences as the Apostle Paul stated, "There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus." (Galatians 3: 28). We can no longer identify ourselves with brick and mortar.

New! The Fulcrum of Our Faith

Sermons Proclaim
Our confession of Jesus as God's Son provides the firm foundation for our faith. It is to place ourselves in the position of having to make a decision, one way or the other, for him or against him - not so much to decide between competing medical theories of his birth, but to decide whether we are ready to stake our lives on him. Are you ready to do that today?