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Results from work of religious have excellent yield

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: September 30, 2016   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Sept. 24 at Our Lady of the Holy Souls Church in Little Rock for the religious jubilarian Mass. One of the joys of my childhood was that there was a baseball player with my same name: Tony Taylor. His... More 

Know contrast between good wealth, bad wealth

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

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Sept. 18. I think we’ve all met people who use their money to buy the favor of others. The rich kid who showers gifts on those whose friendship he wants. Parents who spoil their kids for fear of... More 

Mother Teresa: One of our great apostles of mercy

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

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Sept. 5 in honor of the canonization of Mother Teresa. This year we are celebrating the great jubilee of God’s mercy and so it is appropriate that this would be the year in which the Church canonizes... More 

Ambition, not celibacy, is priest’s biggest challenge

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: September 9, 2016   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Aug. 28. Many people imagine celibacy must be the hardest thing about being a priest, but as a matter of fact, gross violations of celibacy are pretty uncommon. Indeed, that’s why they are so shocking... More 

Lessons of servant parables can be challenging

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: August 25, 2016   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Aug. 7 for the Catholic Biblical Association’s annual meeting at Santa Clara University. First of all, I want to take a moment to thank you who have dedicated your life to the study of the Scripture... More 

Sometimes injustices go along with divorce

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: August 19, 2016   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Aug. 12 in Hot Springs Village during a memorial Mass for Father Vic Bieberle. In today’s Gospel Jesus broaches a very painful topic — divorce — which has touched the lives of some of... More 

Jesus is worth the sacrifice, no matter how high the price

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: August 11, 2016   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily July 31 for the Arkansas Catholic Charismatic Conference. Friday night I returned from a pilgrimage to Guatemala in which we commemorated the 35th anniversary of the death of Father Stanley Rother, a priest... More 

Follow the Seven Ps to help you when you pray

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

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily July 24. In today’s Gospel one of Jesus’ disciples asks him to teach them how to pray and he gives them the Lord’s Prayer. Today we have Luke’s shorter version. But notice, the... More 

With mercy comes a certain amount of tolerance

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: July 22, 2016   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily July 17. In our readings today, we have people attending to their guests. In our first reading divine messengers announce that Sarah in her old age will conceive a son, Isaac, through whom God’s... More 

Nation’s wounds won’t heal until we love others

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

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily at the 8 a.m. Mass at Christ the King Church in Little Rock July 10. In the violent events of this last week and in the divisive rhetoric of some in the public square, we see the consequences of injustice... More