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Everything I know about love, faith modeled by my father

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: June 22, 2018   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily June 17. Most of us grew up thinking of God with imagery that closely resembled what our own fathers were like. Most people who have a positive image of God had a positive relationship with their own fathers. If... More 

Follow the truth — regardless of your opinions

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: June 15, 2018   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily June 10. At a certain age, kids love to throw things at each other, get each other really dirty. Say, hitting your brother with a big, juicy rotten tomato right out of the garden — it makes a... More 

Arkansas’ presbyterate is now larger and younger

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: June 7, 2018   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily for the ordination of Fathers Stephen Elser, Mike Johns, Daniel Ramos and Joseph de Orbegozo June 2. Stephen, Michael, Daniel and Joseph, with your ordination and the beginning of your first assignment... More 

St. Pius V knew how to help Church grow

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: May 24, 2018   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily April 30 during a parish meeting for St. Edward School and Church in Little Rock. Today is the feast of St. Pius V, the pope who implemented the reforms of the Council of Trent and thereby brought the... More 

Be true when your best friend Jesus Christ asks you

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: May 18, 2018   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily at the Fifth Grade Vocations Day Mass May 9 in Little Rock. Today is the Vocations Day for Central Arkansas Catholic Schools, a day when we gather fifth-grade boys and girls and invite you to consider... More 

You are always in good hands with Jesus Christ

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: May 11, 2018   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily April 24 for the 25th anniversary of the third diaconate class. 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... More 

Workers in the Lord’s vineyard must produce fruit

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: May 4, 2018   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily April 29. Spring is here and I’ll bet some of you are probably putting in gardens, including at least a few tomato plants. Now I’m not much of a gardener, but I do know that if you want... More 

We turn to God for justice, mercy, healing

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: April 27, 2018   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily April 8 for the Mass of Hope and Healing for National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Mercy is not the same as justice. Justice is when people’s rights are respected, when the law is just and applied... More 

Believers of Christ don’t need ‘proof’ to see

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: April 19, 2018   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily April 15. We have an expression, “Seeing is believing,” but actually that’s inaccurate. Seeing is “proof,” not belief. In most instances, believing is when we’re convinced... More 

How does feet washing relate to Eucharist?

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: April 13, 2018   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily on Holy Thursday, March 29. One of the greatest occupational hazards I face as a priest and now as bishop is that it is easy to get used to being waited on. And I never want to take people’s kindness... More