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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The best prophets among us are those who show with their lives — in thought, words and deeds — that Jesus' word is still alive and active today. They are those who let Jesus be Jesus, those who listen to His words and act accordingly.
It was this Peter whom Jesus made the fisher of men. And Jesus did so, not because of Peter's personal worth and his leadership qualities, though these were taken into consideration, but because of his openness to change for the better....
God does not call perfect people, rather He perfects those whom He calls. The calling comes first. He who is called grows in friendship with God. He grows in holiness. What is necessary is the readiness to answer the call.
Our day of reckoning is coming, actually began last January first and will take another turn on this August first. I am speaking about the implementation of the federal government's Health and Human Services mandate that we all pay and provide for contraceptives, abortions and sterilizations - free of charge to all takers. That's how far we have come in this nation, a mandate for health insurance so a girl as young as twelve can get some contraceptive pill or have an abortion without her parents' knowledge or consent. Think about it. It's the law, The Affordable Health Care Act at work because we did not speak up loudly enough. The problem is this law is being inserted into our lives a little at a time–enacted over a span of four years so we wouldn't feel the impact all at once or comprehend the depth of its perversity.