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This Great Fast reminds us Eucharist is a privilege

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

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily March 22 at the House of Formation. Lent is one of the great seasons of the liturgical year, 40 days of prayer, fasting and almsgiving to prepare us to celebrate the greatest truths of our faith, the death... More 

Lent a time of repentance for community, too

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: March 6, 2020   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Feb. 26. Today is Ash Wednesday and our readings today remind us that there is both an individual and a communal dimension to Lent. Usually we focus mainly — maybe even exclusively — on the... More 

Jesus’ greatest commandment: ‘Love one another’

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: February 28, 2020   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Feb. 14. Love is one of the broadest words in the English language. We use it to describe everything from attachment to a puppy to a soldier’s willingness to die for his country. Greek, the language... More 

We will be judged not on Law, but on God’s will

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: February 20, 2020   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Feb. 16. Do you know the difference between a crime and a scandal? A crime is a violation of the law. A scandal is a misdeed — whether a legal violation or not — by someone whom we hold to... More 

Purgatory prepares us for perfect joy in heaven

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: January 31, 2020   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Nov. 2. What happens to us when we die? It’s obvious from Scripture that those who die never having committed any sins at all — babies, for instance — go straight to heaven, and those... More 

God became human to replace fear with hope

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

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Dec. 24. Ever since the beginning of time, our world has been locked in a struggle between light and darkness. This struggle continues today in the conflicts between nations and individuals, and in the... More 

Three epiphanies, not one, in the Lord’s ministry

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: January 16, 2020   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Jan. 11 for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Mass in Little Rock. One of the things I was surprised to learn in seminary is that there were three epiphanies of the Lord, three “manifestations”... More 

Holy Family a model for how to say yes to his will

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: January 9, 2020   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily at the Come and See retreat in Little Rock Dec. 29. Today we celebrate the feast of the Holy Family and each year at this time we have the opportunity to thank God for the families he gave us. There... More 

Tenderness of our mother Mary helps us endure

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: December 19, 2019   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Dec. 12 for the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The Spanish conquest was very bad for the indigenous people of Mexico. Before 1521 the people certainly had their troubles, but they also had hopes and dreams.... More 

Plan for future, but ultimately it’s in God’s hands

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: December 13, 2019   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Dec. 6 for the building dedication at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Rogers. In today’s Gospel, Jesus sends 72 disciples on a hike. They will be visiting a lot of towns and will be camping along... More