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! Recipe for Sainthood
Feast of All Saints

Al Carino
To be saints -- that is our calling as redeemed children of God -- we must do ordinary things in an extraordinary way, that is, with one motive -- love for God. Why not try this simple yet proven recipe for sainthood?

New! Solemnity of All Saints (Year B)

Jeremiah R. Grosse
The Church presents us with countless witnesses such as St. Benedict, St. Paul of the Cross, St. Francis and others for guidance and emulation. The only difference between any of those saints and us is that they are already where we want to be. On this Solemnity of All Saints we honor all those men and women who have gone before us marked with the sign of faith, but we also keep in mind that as long as we remain faithful to the end we too will one day join them at the Heavenly banquet. What a joy it will be to be able to spend time with the Blessed Mother, St. Benedict, St. Francis or any of the other saints that we have turned to throughout the years for intercession and get to know them on a personal level.

New! The Best is Yet to Come
Solemnity of All Saints

Antonio P. Pueyo
Heaven does not only refer to the hereafter. Heaven is a state of being. Even now and in this world, we can somehow be connected to this dimension of existence. When we are able to love, forgive, accept, and share with others, then heaven is present

New! Never Forget Who You Are
Feast of All Saints (Cycle B)

Douglas P. McManaman
Today is the feast of All Saints. This is an important feast, for we believe in the Communion of Saints. What does this mean? It means there is a family of saints, thousands of saints, and they are our older siblings. You and I have older brothers and sisters who lived in previous times, suffered hardship, professed the same faith in Christ, entered into communion with the same Christ in the Eucharist, which is what we are about to do here.