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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New! Saying 'Thank you!' always
Ordinary Sunday C-28

Al Carino
Definitely, God wants us to thank Him always. Though the shortest, saying “Thank you, Lord!” is a wonderful kind of prayer. If we do so constantly, then Jesus will not say of us as He said of the nine, “Has none but this foreigner returned to give thanks to God?” Rather, He will say to us as He said to the Samaritan, “Stand up and go; your faith has saved you.”

New! A Grateful Heart
28th Sunday of the Year (C)

Antonio P. Pueyo
A missionary who just arrived from her assignment outside the country was telling me about differences in culture. The missionary was bringing with her certain cultural expectations from her own culture. In the culture where she was transplanted, she felt disappointed at first that people did not say "Thank you". Later on she realized that they had another way of expressing their gratefulness. In one instance when she gave something that she knew was badly needed by her neighbor, the man just turned around after getting it and did not say a word. The next morning however, the same man was working in her garden. It was his way of saying thank you.