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! The True Message of Lent
Second Sunday of Lent B

Frank Enderle
Sometimes we have problems understanding the whys and wherefores of daily life. We don’t know how we are going to resolve the trials and tribulations that confront us on what seems to be a continuous basis. At times like this, the Lord asks us to have faith in him.

New! You are my Beloved
2nd Sunday of Lent (B)

Antonio P. Pueyo
At a time when "being real" is portrayed in songs, television shows, and movies as being rude, bad-mannered, vulgar, and mean it may take some extra effort to show the better real self - the decent, civil, charitable, and kind.

New! Off to a Holy Place
Second Sunday of Lent (B)

Antonio P. Pueyo
The season of Lent is a good time to create a holy space where a meeting with God can take place. It may mean literally going off to a mountain for a retreat or a recollection. The teachers of the spiritual life in the early years of Christianity, otherwise called the Church Fathers, preferred to go to the desert. There in silence and isolation they sought to overcome the forces of sin in themselves and even literally fought off the devil.

New! Jesus Teaches Discipleship

Proclaim Sermons
Jesus understood our need for instruction. He offers himself as a model and teacher. But are we willing to follow someone who tells us we must "lose our life"?

New! What in (or out of) the World Are We Waiting For? (Advent 2)

Proclaim Sermons
John the Baptist, as portrayed in the beginning of Mark's gospel, gives us a model for what active, generative waiting looks like. It's waiting with hope that comes from outside of us, hope that transforms us, hope that points us toward where the spirit of the living Christ is active in the world, asking us to join him in helping to heal the world.

New! The Right to an Attorney (Lent 2)

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At first, it sounds great -- almost bragging. "If God is for us, who is against us?" But then, doubts set in. We have experienced life. No one, not even God, has promised us a rose garden. Many things can go wrong, and what's more, we often bring these calamities on ourselves. We feel as though God is not for us, and we stand accused in the highest court of the universe. It's not looking good. And then we learn that we have the right to an attorney.