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! The Risk of Loving
Ordinary Sunday A-27

Al Carino
As Christians we cannot stand before God and say, "What's the matter? I have not done anything to You." Christianity is not a question of what we have not done but how much we have done and are doing in sharing the gifts we have received -- our talents, time and treasures -- with others, specially the less fortunate. In short, we should always be ready to take the risk of loving others even if in doing so we may be ridiculed for going against the tide.

New! What fruits shall we show the Lord?
27th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)

Antonio P. Pueyo
I once observed a wood carver. He carved designs into chairs, tables, and cabinets. He was fully concentrated as he worked. He worked on each piece of furniture as if it was the only furniture he would carve. Each of his work was a piece of art and appreciated by the buyers. Not only was he trying to please the buyers. He wanted to please himself . He was exercising stewardship over his talent.

New! Noble Thoughts and Dark Impulses
27th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)

Antonio P. Pueyo
We are daily confronted with choices. We can choose the light or the darkness. We can choose noble thoughts and follow them or we can allow our dark impulses to govern us. By some quirk of human nature, our own curiosity leads us to the dark. People who have experimented venturing into the dark side found it an uphill journey to go back to the light. Ask the young men and women who are trying to get out of the grips of drug addiction. Ask the alcoholic who is trying to recover from his habit. Ask the curious seeker who tried witchcraft.

New! Faith and the Basic Instincts of the Saint
27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Douglas P. McManaman
This world is not ours; it does not belong to any one nation, nor is it the common property of all nations—the world does not belong to the United Nations. It has been entrusted to Christ. He said it. And our work, our fundamental obligation, is to serve Christ's interests.

New! Entered into a Covenant of Life

Frank Pavone
God entered into a covenant of Life with his people from of old, and the prophets spoke untiringly of the demands of that covenant, both in regard to what the people owed God and what they owe one another.