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Recent Bishop Columns

What comes first in relationships? Love or trust?

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: June 16, 2017   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily June 11. Have you ever figured out which came first, the chicken or the egg? It’s a mystery, a circular mystery of cause and effect. Paleontologists can trace the evolution of today’s chicken... More 

After graduation can be exciting, dangerous time

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: June 9, 2017   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this message during the Catholic High graduation May 26. The Old Testament book of Ecclesiastes ends as follows: “Of the making of many books there is no end, and in much study there is weariness for the flesh”... More 

We have obligation to assist the poor, vulnerable

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: May 26, 2017   

Based on the teaching of Jesus to care for “the least among us”, the Catholic Church proclaims a consistent ethic of life in which we are to protect human life and human dignity from the first moment of conception to natural death and every... More 

Love others no matter your opinion of them

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: May 19, 2017   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Feb. 19. When the sun comes up, it shines on everyone equally. When it rains, the rain falls everywhere in the area, without distinction. When the wind blows, everyone feels the same breeze, and when... More 

St. Agnes was faithful during troubling times

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: May 11, 2017   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Jan. 22 for the feast of St. Agnes in Mena. Today we celebrate the feast of your patron, St. Agnes, one of the only seven women whose name appears in the first eucharistic prayer we will use in Mass today.... More 

God or things: We all choose master of our lives

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: May 5, 2017   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Feb. 26. Many of us spent a lot of our time working to earn money and I’m glad you do. You have to support your families and of course support the Church. But in today’s Gospel Jesus warns... More 

Eucharist, priesthood center on Jesus’ command

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: April 26, 2017   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily on Holy Thursday, April 13. Today begins the sacred Triduum, the three holiest days of the year, our High Holy Days, so to speak: Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday. The days when evil did its... More 

Darkness exists, but we are people of the light

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: April 21, 2017   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily on Holy Saturday, April 15. The events we celebrate today can be summarized by a single phrase: “the light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it.” We find this phrase... More 

Sunday before Easter has two names, two events

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: April 13, 2017   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily April 9. Today’s celebration has two Gospels and two names because it combines two events. The first name is Palm Sunday, in which we mark Jesus’ apparently triumphant entry into Jerusalem,... More 

Where do you turn when you’re thirsty, starving?

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: April 7, 2017   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily March 19. One of the principles of physics is that nature abhors a vacuum. My brother and his wife have a plaque on their wall that says “Thirst is a Dangerous Thing.” Most sins are wrongheaded... More