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! Is God with us or not?

Tom Bartolomeo
Is the story of Moses and the Jews in the desert by Saint Paul's account, "useful for teaching" [us], for refuting us, for correcting us, and for training us in holiness, "so that one who belongs to God may be competent, equipped for every good work" or not?

New! Persisting in prayer through times of darkness

Douglas McManaman
Moses foreshadows the figure of Christ crucified, whose death on the cross is an eternal prayer, the one prayer that resounds throughout history and defeats the power of the evil one.

New! Persistence

Douglas McManaman
Two themes emerge from these readings today, and these are warfare, and persistence in prayer. Persistence is very relevant today, because anyone who is a teacher or who works with young people, knows that fewer and fewer students there are today who are able to persist at a difficult task unless there is some kind of reward that is almost immediate and that accompanies the task.

New! The Absent Adversary. (ordinary 29, 2022)

Proclaim Sermons
This is, to be sure, a parable about praying without ceasing. But it is also an exhortation to care, to show up, to simply be present and ready to receive what we claim we want.