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! Are you what you can be?
Ordinary Sunday B-2

Al Carino
God revealed His grand plan of salvation for each one us in and through His Son Jesus. Having accepted Jesus, have we become the person we can be by living up to His teachings and examples? Have we also become instrumental in bringing another person to meet and accept Jesus in faith?

New! Speak, Lord
Second Sunday of Ordinary Time B

Frank Enderle
Each time that Jesus chose one of the apostles, He asked them to leave everthing behind and follow. And that same thing is what He asks of us. Each of us receives a call from God, a vocation. Even though it seems that each one of us is called to do different things in life, in reality, God asks of all of us one thing: to follow Him with courage and integrity.

New! Come and See
2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)

Antonio P. Pueyo
Recall a first meeting with a person who made a positive difference in your life. To be in the presence of such a person lift us out of the ordinary. We start believing we can be better, we can do more, we are important, we are good, we are loved.

New! Samuel's Call and Response
2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time (B)

Jeremiah R. Grosse
God's call is not limited only to a chosen few like Samuel or one of the other prophets. He daily calls us to be of service to others. There may be someone here this morning who has heard the call to become a priest, deacon, or religious. I would encourage you to follow the same advice that Eli gave to Samuel and say, 'Speak Lord, your servant is listening!'

New! Behold the Lamb of God
2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Douglas P. McManaman
Life that is lived in the Person of Christ, the Lamb of God who gives his life for us, is to be a life lived in that very sacrifice. That’s the paradox of life in Christ; that our happiness, our well-being, our emotional, mental, spiritual health stems from a life lived in and out of his sacrifice.

New! Listen

Tom Bartolomeo
"Speak Lord, for your servant is listening", said the prophet. Listening should be the better part of our relationship not only with God but with each other. Husbands and wives, listen to each other. Brothers and sisters, listen to each other. Friends and adversaries, listen to each other.