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! What Really Matters in Life
Ordinary Sunday A-13

Al Carino
Let us pray that we be given the grace to be always available to help a brother or sister in need. Finally, let us pray that when we help others our motivation always springs from our desire to follow what Jesus had already done—to give even His life out of love for us. For to be worthy of Jesus, we must place no one and nothing above Him.

New! Cafeteria Faith

Antonio P. Pueyo
In the practice of "cafeteria Catholicism" one chooses the doctrines or teachings he likes and disregards the others he does not like. One chooses those which may be convenient for him or which agree with his feelings, opinions, or understanding. He does not buy the whole package. It is like ordering coffee without the sugar or salad without the mayonnaise. This kind of attitude may work well when it comes to choosing what to eat but it becomes absurd when transferred to the realm of practicing one's faith.

New! Giving Up the Pursuit of Happiness
13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Douglas P. McManaman
We cannot possess joy. It possesses us. We are in it. And there are not many joyful people around, because many do not know where the key to joy can be found. But the key to a life of joy is to relinquish the pursuit of happiness.