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! As branches, we must bear fruits
Easter Sunday B-5

Al Carino
There is one test for the genuineness of our life of love: Does our life bear fruits of faith and love in others? Does it inspire others to seek Jesus because of the fruits we bear?

New! Remaining in God's Love
5th Sunday of Easter (B)

Antonio P. Pueyo
Either God exists or does not exist. If God exists, we certainly have to abide by His commandments. If God does not exist, then everything is permissible. Some post-moderns prefer to set aside the reality of God so that they can make their own rules.

New! Let Us Show, Through Our Actions, That We Are True Christians
Fifth Sunday of Easter B

Frank Enderle
If we follow Christ faithfully, we will not only say so in words we will also show with our actions that we are His sisters and brothers, daughters and sons of God the Father. When we were baptized, we Christians acquired the right and the power to be part of the vine that is the Lord. Through faith, prayer in community, the liturgy, and the word, we encounter a new life that will help us to become more united to Christ and His Church.

New! Life from the Vine
5th Sunday of Easter (Year B)

Jeremiah R. Grosse
This morning’s reading for St. John’s Gospel presents us with the image of the vine and the branches. This passage could easily be interpreted to contrast Christian fidelity with Jewish infidelity; however, the author appears to be making a much different point in this passage. While it is true that there is a contrast between fidelity and infidelity, the measure of fidelity is not along racial, ethnic, or religious lines, but whether or not a person is willing to follow the teachings of Jesus.