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! Whoever Loses His Life...
Fifth Sunday of Lent B

Frank Enderle
Our Christian faith shows us that if we want to dedicate ourselves totally to Christ, we have to make a firm commitment to follow Him no matter what the consequences. By dying to ourselves and our own petty selfishness and pride, we allow the grain of wheat that is our spiritual life to grow and give fruit.

New! Mortification
5th Sunday of Lent (B)

Antonio P. Pueyo
Lent is a special time for mortification and asceticism. We can begin such practices by focusing on the windows of the soul. These are our five senses.

New! Dying to Live
5th Sunday of Lent (B)

Antonio P. Pueyo
The way of Jesus goes beyond self-fulfilment. It is the way of self-transcendence. It is not about self-preoccupation. It is about self-donation. Jesus affirms the need for loving one’s self but it does not stop there. One has to love one’s neighbor as he loves himself, even to the point of giving up one’s life, “Those who love their life destroy it, and those who despise their life in this world keep it for everlasting life” (Jn. 12:25). Self-discovery and self-affirmation are only preludes to self-donation.

New! Today we move on

Tom Bartolomeo
We have completed the Office of Readings from Ash Wednesday to today and the covenant God made with the people of Israel recorded in the Books of the Old Testament, Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers, all inspired by God in the writings of Moses. Today we move into the Scriptural Readings of the New Testament and Covenant beginning with the Book of Hebrews whose perspective rests in Jesus Christ.

New! Jesus the Priest

Proclaim Sermons
According to Israel's tradition, Jesus, from the tribe of Judah, couldn't have been a priest. But our text is about his preparation to be a high priest "according to the order of Melchizedek," as the preceding verses make clear. Through the trials and challenges of his ministry, he was able to make the perfect and final sacrifice, giving up his own life and rising again to reconcile sinners to God.

New! Expanding Our Vision of Jesus (Lent 5)

Proclaim Sermons
Philip and Andrew bring a group of Greeks who have requested to see Jesus. Jesus takes this opportunity to continue teaching the disciples and us about his death and resurrection, and about our need to remain faithful followers. We need to be continually expanding our vision of Christ, so we do not stagnate in our faith.