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Recent Bishop Columns

Put teachings of Jesus and Dr. King into action

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: January 20, 2017   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Jan. 14 during the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Mass at the Cathedral of St. Andrew in Little Rock. Last weekend on the feast of the Epiphany I recalled an experience that occurred the summer... More 

What is the richest statement in New Testament?

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: January 12, 2017   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily during the Come and See discernment retreat for men Dec. 31. “In the beginning was the Word” — with a capital W. This phrase at the beginning of John’s Gospel is one of the richest... More 

Emmanuel reminds us ‘God is with us’

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

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Dec. 17. Today is a special day for the seminarians of the Diocese of Little Rock. This morning we ordained Nelson Rubio to the transitional diaconate — the first of the orders of the sacrament of... More 

Our Lady of Guadalupe brought light to darkness

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: December 16, 2016   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily for the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. I think it is very appropriate that the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe always falls during Advent. Advent is a time of darkness and expectation. Darkness into which... More 

Jesus will mold those who have been tested and purified

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

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Dec. 4 in Rogers for the 40th anniversary of Msgr. David LeSieur’s priestly ordination. I spent the summer just before entering the seminary working in the press room of my hometown newspaper, the... More 

Don’t underestimate, overlook emergencies

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

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Nov. 27. 911 means there’s an emergency. We use it to call police, firefighters or an ambulance. Some calls don’t get made in time because we underestimate the danger (e.g., chest pains)... More 

Light of Christ is more powerful than darkness

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

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Nov. 20 at the Cathedral of St. Andrew in Little Rock. With today’s Mass we bring to a close the great Jubilee of Mercy which began on Dec. 8 of last year — the feast of the Immaculate Conception... More 

Don’t underestimate the power of evil, deception

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: November 17, 2016   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily during the White Mass for medical professionals Oct. 27. One of my roles outside the Diocese of Little Rock is to serve on the Doctrine Committee of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. The... More 

The great love in heaven will be non-exclusive

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

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Nov. 6. Most knowledge comes to us by comparison to something we already know. For example: rattlesnake tastes like chicken so if you’ve ever had chicken you know how good rattlesnake will taste. In... More 

Jesus knows you; just ask forgiveness, make amends

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: November 3, 2016   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered his homily Oct. 30. You and I know the names of those who are important to us, whether we know them personally or not. We know the names of our pope and the major candidates for president because our Catholic faith... More