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! Putting people in boxes
Advent B-3

Al Carino
We may be rich or poor, powerful or insignificant, well educated or unlettered, healthy or sickly, etc. Regardless, as Christians, we can "box" ourselves in the same way as John did: "to testify to the light" -- not only in words but also in deeds. And this we can be and do specially if we carry out Jesus' commandment of love in all that we do.

New! Who Am I?
Advent B-3

Frank Enderle
Courage, honesty, integrity, humility. How often have we heard these words lately? We talk a lot about these very real human virtues but when it comes to living them out we may hedge a little, take the middle road, sit down rather than stand up for what we know to be right. John the Baptist calls on all of us to define ourselves, to prepare the way for the Lord in our own lives, to repent and return to the path of virtue.

New! Rejoice!
Advent B-3

Antonio P. Pueyo
Christian joy is not based on things that are passing. It is being secure in God. Christian joy is based on the conviction that God is around and ultimately in charge.

New! Being Joyful
3rd Sunday of Advent

Antonio P. Pueyo
St. Francis of Assisi was short on material things but he was rich in joy. He has discovered true wealth. Happiness is to welcome God. It is to allow Jesus to fill in what is lacking in our life. It is to acknowledge Him as Savior.

New! Rejoice in God our Savior
Third Sunday of Advent (Year B)

Jeremiah R. Grosse
This morning we celebrate Gaudete Sunday. All three readings speak about rejoicing over what God has done for us. It is the Lord Jesus who came and freed us from the shackles of our sinfulness and gave us the freedom to live as children of God.

New! T'is the season, Part Three

Tom Bartolomeo
When the secular media report stories of persecuted and martyred Christians in other countries we are horrified but we can take heart that Christ can inflame our faith if we whole heartedly carry the light of Christ to our spouses, children, relatives and strangers and if when necessary as martyrs. Jesus, we should remember, was martyred for us.

New! Stupid Contentment
3rd Sunday of Advent

Douglas P. McManaman
Unless we see our own condition in another light, rather than in the light of our own minds, we remain blind to our real condition. We are like those slaves, but those whom the grace of God begins to enlighten are like Frederick Douglass. Perhaps we can say that Christ did not come for those who live in "stupid contentment", but for the truly poor in spirit, those who know they are enslaved, prisoners, in other words, those who recognize their utter need for God.