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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 

Citizens must register, vote to make voices heard

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: July 8, 2016   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily for the dedication of the Vincentian Missionary Center in North Little Rock July 2. Today we are gathered for a Mass to inaugurate this new Centro Misionero. This center is to be a place in which retreats... More 

God can guide fathers to self-sacrificing love

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

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily June 19. One of the great tasks of life is to learn and become who we are to be. This struggle to discover and establish one’s identity is especially acute during adolescence, but it doesn’t... More 

‘Love one another’ is a greater commandment

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

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily June 2 for the diaconate ordination for William Burmester at St. Joseph Church in Conway. Will, one of the biggest misconceptions people have about the teaching of Jesus has to do with his commandment... More 

Laity join clergy as ‘co-workers in the vineyard’

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: June 8, 2016   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily May 28 for the priestly ordination at Christ the King Church in Little Rock. Stephen, Taryn, Mario, Norman and Joseph, today I have the great honor of ordaining you to take your place in the care of Jesus’... More 

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