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! Jesus as bearer of division
Ordinary Sunday C-20

Al Carino
Being endowed with intellect and free will, each of us is capable of making choices. Jesus is now asking us to use these faculties to make our choice: For or against Him.

New! Fire Upon the Earth
20th Sunday in Ordinary Time (C)

Antonio P. Pueyo
In this time of floods, I remember a fellow priest and my former student, Fr. Cha Colendres. At the height of a typhoon, a flood was rushing through his parish. He led rescue operations to evacuate people who lived along the river. The flood waters with its debris of logs caught him and carried him away.

New! Jesus Christ, the Firebrand

Tom Bartolomeo
The problem today we will do nearly anything to avoid a confrontation or argument. 'Play nice', we are told, like small children, compromise, negotiate and keep the peace at any cost sacrificing even the Gospel. We become so accustomed to evil it hardly moves us. Is religious liberty more important, for example, than religion, a right relationship with our government rather than a right relationship with God?

New! Genuine and False Prophets

Douglas McManaman
It does not follow that because someone is divisive, he is not from God. And of course, it does not follow that because someone is divisive, he or she is a genuine prophet; there are lots of false prophets who are divisive. It's not divisiveness that qualifies or disqualifies them. It is Christ that is the distinguishing factor, and Christ tends to divide. Those who do not belong to God hate the truth that Christ is; they love pleasure more than they love the truth. Truth is larger than us, we have to conform to it, not the other way around. Those who are ready and willing to conform to something larger, like Truth, are not uncomfortable when they hear the truth proclaimed

New! The Fire of Jesus. (ordinary 20 2022)

Proclaim Sermons
After a quick reading of this text, we might dismiss it as being an obvious mis-remembering of what Jesus actually said. Perhaps Luke has injected his own political perspective into a conversation which, many years after the fact, he can only dimly recall. However, a closer look at Jesus' manic outburst is telling a[euro]* telling us that he said what he meant and meant what he said.