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! That we may have and give life
Ordinary Sunday B-18

Al Carino
It is people who share what they have and of themselves who are happy. Even in this life, those who do so are blest with gratitude, love and true friends. On the other hand, those who seek only their own satisfaction, those who believe that money can buy everything including happiness, are not only unhappy but are also often lonely.

New! A Moment of Revelation
Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord

Antonio P. Pueyo
Recall your peak moments. Were there times you felt very close to God?

New! We Were Given What Angels and Archangels Could Not Receive
18th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B)

Jeremiah R. Grosse
Psalm 78 begins by the psalmist speaking to the reader about the glories of God's action in the lives of His people.It is God's command that we make known to these things to our children so that they do might place their hope in Him and never forget what He has done for us.

New! Do Not Seek Your Kingdom of Heaven on Earth
18th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle B)

Douglas P. McManaman
As Russian Philosopher and former Marxist Nicholas Berdyaev pointed out, the social failures of Christianity were the result of being too much wrapped up in this world, not as a result of being too other-worldly. Rather, it is when people have secretly sought their kingdom of heaven here, on earth, that they began to compromise with justice, and little by little silence the voice of their own conscience, and gradually sell their soul for an earthly paradise.

New! Our Daily Bread
18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Antonio P. Pueyo
Those who partake of the bread of life that makes them generous, compassionate, and loving are the people who can respond to the hungry’s cry, “Give us this day our daily bread.”

New! All you who are thirsty, come to the water!
18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Douglas P. McManaman
Suffering tends to snap us back to reality. Unless we are ridiculously stubborn, suffering typically brings us in touch with our own poverty of spirit, and then we go looking for God. And that’s the one thing God cannot resist: a contrite heart that knows its neediness, and which stands before Him helpless and seeking His help.