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! Ascension: Mission-sending
Ascension (A)

Al Carino
Definitely our mission today is vastly different from that of the apostles. Regardless, the goal remains the same: To make Christ known to people so that by accepting and believing in Him as their Lord and Savior, they, too, will attain salvation. These people can be anyone: members of our own family, a neighbor, a stranger, someone who never heard of Jesus -- regardless of race, gender and belief.

New! Mission Possible

Antonio P. Pueyo
This is mission possible: to proclaim justice, to defend life in all its stages, to work for peace, to build communities, to care for the defenseless, to advocate for an ecologically sound planet, to proclaim the good news about life in Jesus Christ and membership in God's family.

New! Beyond Space and Time
Ascension (A)

Antonio P. Pueyo
The Ascension event reminds us that our destiny is beyond space and time. Like the Lord Jesus we will be with the Father.

New! Living in the Power of God
Ascension Sunday (Year A)

Jeremiah R. Grosse
The Body and Blood of Jesus are not meant to simply transform us alone. While it is true that we are called to daily conversion so that we may become more and more like Jesus, we are also called to be his ambassadors to the world around us. At the end of the liturgy we will be sent forth to bring Jesus to those we encounter. This is our way of showing the world that Jesus is still very much alive in the Church today.

New! The Eyes of the Heart
Homily for the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord

Douglas P. McManaman
The heart loves, and those who love God will know God in a way that is inaccessible to the intellect by itself. It is love of God that begets a certain intellectual light, namely wisdom.

New! From Ascension to Pentecost the passage of a lifetime

Tom Bartolomeo
He was the same Jesus whom the Apostles knew before. His demeanor had changed or, rather, the Apostles' attitudes had changed after Jesus rose from the dead. Jesus' meetings with his Apostles are now spontaneous.