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! An ever vigilant faith
Ordinary Sunday C-19

Al Carino
It is not easy to stand up to the social pressure of doing what is “in.” It is not easy to be unaffected by the media barrage that promotes the Epicurean but unchristian message of “pleasure now” as the only thing that counts in life — the easy life, a life of giving in to the desires of our senses as epitomized by the ad, “Respect your thirst.” To be vigilant is to take our faith seriously and live it daily.

New! "Faith is the realization of what is hoped for

Tom Bartolomeo
In the "Apostles' Creed" we proclaim our belief in a "communion of saints". Are they only individuals formally canonized by the Church? The Apostle Paul in his letters referred to his people thirty nine times as "saints", brothers and sisters in the faith who were made holy as God is holy. People who live in virtue of faith, hope and charity are not bricks or rafters in a church but "living stones" as Saint Peter described, people who live their lives consciously in a communion of saints within a Church of living stones. (1 Peter 2,5).