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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 

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