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! Forgiven and Forgiving
Sunday 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)

Antonio P. Pueyo
Forgiveness is not easy, whether one is asking for it or one is giving it. To admit wrongdoing is not easy. We would rather gloss over our sins. Or we deny them and blame somebody else. This dates back to the time of Adam and Eve when upon discovery of his sin, Adam blamed Eve, and Eve blamed the snake (Gen. 3:11-13) .

New! Healing power of forgiveness

Al Carino
What shall we do? Adopt the Christ mentality. What is it? Jesus' earlier answer to Peter's question: "I tell you, not seven times, but seventy times seven." In other words, we should forgive as often as the one who offended us repents and asks for our forgiveness.

New! The Sin of idolatry and the Religion of the Self
24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Douglas P. McManaman
In the desert, the Israelites fell into the worship of the Egyptian god, Apis, the god of strength and agrarian fertility, or wealth. Apis was popular because most people make power and wealth the center of their lives, and although few people today actually bow before idols of gold, there are very few people who have not made the pursuit of power and wealth their chief purpose in life.

New! Church defends life

Frank Pavone
None of us lives as his own master and none of us dies as his own master.