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! Possessing What Really Matters
Ordinary Sunday A-17

Al Carino
May we have the wisdom of Solomon to know and desire the only thing that really matters - Jesus' Reign in our hearts - and once in our possession, to live its values throughout our lives.

New! Found Your Treasure?

Antonio P. Pueyo
When we feel so excited and joyful and so full of life, it is because we have become involved in something of great value for us. As Our Lord Jesus said, "For where your treasure is, there your heart is" (Lk. 12:34).

New! Pearl of Great Price
17th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)

Antonio P. Pueyo
Each person must discover for herself what really is worth pursuing in life. The tragedy would be when one possesses the pearl and finds out it is not the real thing.

New! You Always Get What You Want
17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Douglas P. McManaman
You are not what you think; and you are not what you feel. Rather, you are what you will, and the Lord always gives you what you want in the end. Solomon wanted wisdom. That’s who he is, and that’s why the name of Solomon has been associated, throughout history, with wisdom.

New! The gift of "understanding"

Frank Pavone
Part of the "good news" is that we can indeed know the difference between right and wrong, and have the strength to carry it out.

New! The Ladder of Prayer

Douglas P. McManaman
When we've been immersed in a life of prayer for so long, prayer of adoration becomes a real possibility, just as when we have a long and tested friendship, it's enough to be in one another's presence; lots of words are not necessary. But the first step on this ladder is the persistent prayer of petition, which leads to the prayer of thanksgiving, which leads to the prayer of intercession, which in turn leads to a deeper prayer of thanksgiving, which gives way to the prayer of praise and then silent adoration.