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Blessings everywhere in 40 years as a priest, bishop

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: August 7, 2020   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Aug. 2. Forty years ago today, I was ordained a priest for the service of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, in which I ministered for 28 years before being called to serve the Lord here in the Diocese... More 

On God’s baseball team, we can all play in the game

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: July 24, 2020   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily July 12. Did any of you older men save baseball cards when you were kids? Remember Tony Taylor? His major league career was from 1958-1975: Cubs, Phillies, Tigers and back to the Phillies. I think I... More 

Being admiring bystander of Jesus is not enough

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: July 17, 2020   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily June 28. I once heard the story of two brothers who lived in Georgia in the 1950s and 1960s. One was very involved in the struggle for Civil Rights and was engaged in a number of courageous acts of civil... More 

Virtues: Knowing and living out your values

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: June 26, 2020   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily June 21. Every time there is some senseless tragedy like school shootings or mob violence, we are told that these would be less common if parents had good values and succeeded in passing those good values... More 

Through Communion, Christ is active in the world

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: June 19, 2020   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily June 14. When I was in high school a non-Catholic girl once asked me: Where exactly do you get the blood for Mass? Obviously she didn’t know much about the Catholic faith or that the blood in... More 

Share light of God’s mercy to those in darkness

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: May 27, 2020   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily May 24 at the House of Formation. One of the things that police officers discover when interviewing witnesses to a crime is that even when those present agree on the basic reality of the event, their memory... More 

Are you obeying God or just complying with law?

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: May 22, 2020   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily May 17 at the House of Formation. Obedience is not the same thing as compliance. Compliance is merely doing what is demanded. Obedience means doing so willingly, with a good attitude. Obedience comes... More 

Forty days in eucharistic desert is forming us

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: May 15, 2020   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily May 10 at the House of Formation in Little Rock. In the Synoptic Gospels — Matthew, Mark and Luke — Jesus’ public ministry begins with his baptism by John the Baptist, after which in... More 

From our limitations, we have new opportunities

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: May 7, 2020   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily May 3 at the House of Formation. See updated guidelines announced May 4. Today is Good Shepherd Sunday. Every year on the fourth Sunday of Easter we recall that Jesus is our shepherd and we are the flock... More 

History’s second Mass happened at Emmaus

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: April 30, 2020   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily April 26 at the House of Formation in Little Rock. Have you ever had that odd feeling like you’re not alone? You come into what should be an empty house, but it feels like somebody’s there?... More