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.
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Because our political culture is characterized by corruption, greed for money and power and the selling of our future for short–term gains — all by–products of self–interest or self-centeredness — it is clear that love has not yet permeated our political culture. The name of the game remains I, me, myself and mine/ours and not the greater good of the most number of people.
Building bridges over troubled waters is not a solitary task. It is the task of united communities.
Unrequited love did not deter Christ nor his disciples in The Acts of the Apostles. All those conversions came with a price, often with persecution and bloodshed. "You are deceived" we are told by St. Jerome, "if you think that Christians can live without persecutions." Or let me put it another way, quoting a famous 20th century convert, C. S. Lewis, "If you want a religion that is really comfortable, I don't recommend Christianity."