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! God "needs" us for his Reign to break in
Ordinary Sunday B-23

Al Carino
When the allied forces led by the United States pushed back the Iraqi army to its borders in the 100-hour 1990 Gulf War, the whole world cheered. But not Pope John Paul II. Why? Because for him, war does not make peace, it is "a defeat for the whole of humanity."

New! Rich In Faith And Heirs Of The Kingdom
Twenty Third Sunday of Ordinary Time - B

Frank Enderle
The liturgy, our Holy Mass, is a dialogue between God and His people. We cannot gather together to praise God if we show our contempt and our disdain for the people who want to be part of our community simply because they are poor.

New! Healing Touch
23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)

Antonio P. Pueyo
Your hands are Jesus’ hands in this time and place. Extend His healing touch.

New! Having a Voice
23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Antonio P. Pueyo
We thank God that we have a voice, that we have a contribution to make. We can make a difference in this world. In some way we can make our voice be heard, even if we are not too loud. The crying voice of a child, the soothing voice of a mother and the gentle voice of a teacher can make a difference.

New! The Touch of Christ Heals

Douglas McManaman
Only when the deaf man was alone with Christ did healing take place. It's not enough to be in a crowd of believers, standing on the coat tails of their faith, so to speak. You have to go off to be alone with Christ; you have to come to know him and know yourself through his eyes.

New! Conversion

Douglas McManaman
When a person is converted, his or her life takes on a new direction. What happens in conversion is that we discover how much we are loved by God. We are given a certain interior light that allows us to see in a way we never did before, that we really are known and loved by God. Such an experience changes us; it gives our life a new direction, a new center.