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 Boy Who Gave Away His Lunch
Ordinary Sunday B-17

Al Carino
Indeed, no one is really so poor as to have nothing to give. And God can do wonders with the little we give spontaneously to others out of our concern and love for them. And if all of us do so in our own little ways, then we are really multiplying the bread of kindness in this uncaring world. Then no one will go to bed at night hungry.

New! Leftovers
17th Sunday in Ordinary Time(B)

Antonio P. Pueyo
Perhaps the contemporary tendency of some people towards selfish living is based on the lack of experience of community life.

New! God's Plans Never Truly Go Awry
17th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B)

Jeremiah R. Grosse
Psalm 145 is an example of an acrostic psalm which is not evident to those who cannot read the psalm in the original Hebrew. Each line of the psalm begins with a successive letter of the Hebrew alphabet. One of the main themes of this psalm is its orderliness and structure. Unlike the plans we make, God's plans will come to fruition according to His time and nothing will interfere with those plans.

New! Bread and Bullets
17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Antonio P. Pueyo
There are strange sights on the highway that I often travel. One is likely to meet tanks and armored vehicles full of armed men. One also meets trucks with food intended for evacuees. Some vehicles bring bullets, others deliver bread.