Homilies

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! Partying
Ordinary Sunday C-22

Al Carino
Half of the world's population go to bed at night hungry. Yet if only rich countries share their surplus with poor countries and rich individuals with their poor neighbors, then poverty could be wiped out from the world! How right Gandhi was when he said, “The earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs but not enough for every man's greed.”

New! The power of a humble life

Tom Bartolomeo
We should be amazed or ashamed of ourselves when we forget or deny the truth that everything we have received including our lives comes from our heavenly Father. When we are tempted to be prideful we should answer the sobering question Saint Paul asked, "What do you have that you did not receive? If then you received it, why do you boast as if you did not receive it?" (1 Corinthians 4:7).

New! Unexpected Hospitality. (ordinary 22 2022)

Proclaim Sermons
In the ancient world, hospitality was a mutual exchange of favors. But in the teachings of Jesus, the practice became non-reciprocal. He challenges us to care specifically for those who cannot repay us: the poor, the crippled, the lame and the blind.

New! Looking Up and Looking Down

Douglas McManaman
Just as a proud person is his own worst enemy, creating the conditions for endless problems and difficulties, the more you grow in humility, the more peaceful your life becomes. The problem is that pride blinds the mind, and so proud people do not notice their lack of humility; they are not embarrassed by it.