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! Good news for latecomers
Ordinary Sunday A-25

Al Carino
The parable presents a consoling picture of divine goodness, generosity and love. Equality, as we understand it, may convey justice. But it is goodness, generosity and love as personified by Jesus Himself that enable us to go beyond justice and share with those who are marginal, unfortunate and abandoned members of society. And lest we forget, even these virtues are gifts from God. In fact, there is nothing that we are and have that has not come from God.

New! Healing Power Of Forgiveness
Ordinary Sunday A-24

Al Carino
Just imagine the peace of mind that we will all have if we live up to this Christ's mentality! We not only reconcile ourselves to God but also to our self, our neighbor and the larger community to which we belong. Then we can channel our efforts on more important matters. Then we can grow and be the person that Jesus wants us to be.

New! Outrageous!
25th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)

Antonio P. Pueyo
These days some people seek recognition through outrageous behavior, whether it be in terms of clothes, hair style, or life style. If one has to act outrageously, let it be beyond these. Be outrageously compassionate and loving like God.

New! Beyond Limits
25th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)

Antonio P. Pueyo
We who live in this part of Mindanao have gone through tough times. We have been through the wars of the early 1970's. We have lived through the earthquake and tsunami of 1976 that leveled the city and washed away coastal villages. We have survived the droughts of El Nino in the 80's and 90's . We have enjoyed sporadic peace in the past thirty years. Just recently we have experienced massive floods as incessant rains brought water from five provinces to the Maguindanao river basin. We have survived.

New! Emulating the Children of Darkness
25th Sunday Ordinary Time Cycle A

Douglas P. McManaman
We have the light (the light of the gospel), but we don’t have the fire in our bellies. The children of this world of darkness have the fire in the belly, but no light. They have the determination, the single minded devotion to their causes, which are twisted. We, on the other hand, don’t have that single minded determination.

New! The Red Wine of the Gospel
25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Douglas P. McManaman
When the Lord calls, He calls us for one purpose, which is to labor in his vineyard. And what is the purpose of working in a vineyard? It is to make wine. The Lord calls us to devote ourselves to producing the red wine of the gospel. He calls us to become inebriated, to get drunk on the red wine of His word.

New! Thinking Right

Frank Pavone
Those who come late to the Kingdom of God (the Gentiles, and those yet in our midst who are far off) can still enjoy its full benefits.