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Deacons must commit to charity and ministry

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: May 27, 2016   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily May 18 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in North Little Rock (Marche). A little less than 2,000 years ago, the early Church discovered that they had a problem. People were falling through the cracks.... More 

Your life powered by Holy Spirit, propelled to action

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: May 23, 2016   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily May 15 for the Deacon Recommitment Mass in Little Rock. When I was ordained it was after eight years of study. The ceremony was powerful and moving, but when I arrived at my first assignment I didn’t... More 

Mother’s death wasn’t easy, but it was happy

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: May 13, 2016   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily at his mother’s wake April 29 at St. Mary Church in Ponca City, Okla. “This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad!” (Psalm 118:24) This has got to have been my mother’s... More 

Mother was an example of strong faith to family, parish

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: May 6, 2016   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily April 30 at St. Mary Church in Ponca City, Okla., for the funeral of his mother, Rachel Roth Taylor.   How do you preach your mother’s funeral — or for that matter, the funeral of any... More 

Nothing — not even death — can separate us from Christ

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: April 20, 2016   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily April 17. When we want to reassure someone that they will be kept safe, we say, “You’re in good hands.” And as we see from today’s Gospel, Jesus knows that we have that need to... More 

Jesus was victorious: Love and forgiveness win

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: April 15, 2016   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily on Good Friday March 25. What was so good about Good Friday? It was an evil day when an innocent man was killed by the state. Betrayed and abandoned by his friends, railroaded by the leaders of his... More 

By saying ‘Amen’ we commit to take action

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: April 7, 2016   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily on Holy Thursday, March 24. My favorite response after mention of things we plan to do is “God willing!” If you say “See you tomorrow!” I’ll say “God willing!”... More 

Fear and love are two basic themes in entire Bible

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: April 1, 2016   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily on Easter March 27. Fear is the first, last and — along with love — one of the two most basic human emotions. We are born screaming for fear, even sincere believers die with a certain amount... More 

Jesus is the light to overcome darkness of world

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: March 24, 2016   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily on Palm Sunday March 20. Democracy is the best political system only because all the others are worse. Its strength is that we can influence our nation’s decisions, but money is power, power corrupts... More 

Good conscience is formed with solid knowledge

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: March 18, 2016   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered his homily March 13. I’m sure you’ve heard the saying: “Let your conscience be your guide.” The conscience is that internal voice that urges us to do what is right and shames us when we do... More