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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 

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