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! Deeds, Not Just Words
Ordinary Sunday A-26

Al Carino
We may have said yes to God's call to conversion, but did not have the courage to change our sinful ways. Or we may have said no to God's invitation but later have a change of mind, accepted it and returned to Him. If we did, it is not because of ourselves but because of our cooperation with God's grace. For this, we can only thank God for His love and mercy for us.

New! Praxis
26th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)

Antonio P. Pueyo
Making word and action fit is a habit to be learned. There are different kinds of people: those who say little and do little (lazy ones), those who say little and do much (the doers), those who say much and do little (the talkers) and those who do much communicating and doing (the leaders). We are defined by our actions, according to Pope John Paul II who, as a philosopher, wrote a book entitled "The Acting Person."

New! Pleasing the Beloved
26th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)

Antonio P. Pueyo
Most people want to do what is good. Most of us who profess to be disciples of Christ want to follow the way of the Master. The problem is that our actions cannot quiet catch up with our good intentions. We do not lack words but we are short on deeds. As one Filipino rap line goes, "Gusto kong bumait, hindi ko magawa" - I want to be good but I cannot do it. What then is the secret that bridges intentions and actions, words and deeds?

New! Anger against God
26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Douglas P. McManaman
God owes us nothing, not an extra day, nor does He owe anyone in my family more time. How do I accuse God of doing an injustice? It’s as if I were a billionaire and I decided that I was going to deposit $100,000 to your bank account every month, for no reason, I just want to, I want to see you flourish. But I do let you know that it will, at some point, come to an end. If after 4 or 5 years the money flow stops, there’s no way you can accuse me of injustice.

New! People, indeed, can convert

Frank Pavone
People, indeed, can convert. God himself asks us to believe that through today's readings.