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! Jesus' call to liberation
Ordinary Sunday C-4

Al Carino
Freedom to the oppressed. We see all kinds of oppression around us. Workers underpaid but cannot stand up for their rights for fear of losing their jobs. Squatters not getting out of the slums because their income are even hardly enough to feed their families. People who are so hard up and thus forced to borrow from usurers. People who are discouraged and depressed, who believe that no one cares for them.

New! Love Is Inclusive
Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time (C)

Antonio P. Pueyo
There was a song that became a favorite among children and teenagers recently. Its opening line says, "In or out, am I in or out?" The song speaks of being in or out of someone's affectionst. Being in or out is not just a teen-ager's preoccupation. Even adults are preoccupied with belonging or not belonging.

New! The Power of the Powerless
4th Sunday in Ordinary Time (C)

Antonio P. Pueyo
He who first spoke the Beatitudes and gave up His life to show us that power comes from the powerless - the Savior on the Cross.

New! Consumer mentality affecting many in the Church

Tom Bartolomeo
We all bring to church and to Mass our biases, often unconsciously our consumer mentalities, a consideration of what we gain in exchange for our patronage. Can we accept that Jesus came among us to serve our real needs not the ones we seek? And what advantage exactly does Jesus and his Church exact from us? Before his departure and victory over sin and after his resurrection He gave his Apostles the authority to forgive sins. He actually trusted the absolution of sins to those who had grievously sinned against him when they had abandoned him at his arrest and crucifixion. Certainly, with such generosity he proved his desire to forgive us our sins.