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Recent Bishop Columns

Jesus can enter through our brokenness to bring healing

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: October 12, 2017   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Oct. 8. Today’s Gospel is Jesus’ famous parable of the Wicked Tenants, which appears in all three Synoptic Gospels (Matthew, Mark and Luke) and about which you have undoubtedly heard many homilies. A... More 

Jonesboro parish writing new chapter in history

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: October 5, 2017   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Oct. 1 in Jonesboro. Most novels are divided into chapters. The early chapters introduce the characters and subsequent chapters take us through the twists and turns of the plot — some of which may... More 

Blessed Rother would love community’s sacrifice

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: September 28, 2017   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily at Blessed Stanley Rother Mission in Decatur Sept. 24. Today is a happy day for you, the Catholic community of Decatur, Arkansas. Today you will be established formally as a canonical entity — no... More 

Mary remains with you in your darkest moments

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: September 22, 2017   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Sept. 15. Today, the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, is also the 12th anniversary of the death of my 18-year old godson, Bart Betow. His car hydroplaned on the interstate when driving in rainy weather.... More 

How to resolve conflict: With words, face to face

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: September 15, 2017   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Sept. 10. Love is easy when everything is going well, but not so easy when someone hurts us or someone we love. Sometimes it’s just a simple misunderstanding that has taken on a life of its own.... More 

Assumption of Mary a great gift, but hard to grasp

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: September 6, 2017   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Aug. 15 where John Marconi signed a letter of intent to be a seminarian for the Diocese of Little Rock. Today we celebrate the feast of the Assumption of Mary into heaven. This is a very beautiful feast,... More 

No equivalency between racist positions and racial equality

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: August 25, 2017   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this message at an interfaith prayer service Aug. 19 at St. Mary Church in Hot Springs. Jesus calls us to be a “light for the world” and so we have gathered here in the wake of the racial violence in... More 

Love and trust will grow if courage is displayed

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: August 18, 2017   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Aug. 13. The word “courage” comes from the word for “heart” — that’s why we call a heart attack a “coronary.” We are only courageous about those things to... More 

Conform yourself to the image of Jesus Christ

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: August 12, 2017   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Aug. 5 for seminarians and their families. Perhaps you remember the beautiful Preface we pray at the ordination Mass for priests and deacons. This Preface is very rich theologically, but the last sentence... More 

We have to accept the weeds with the wheat

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: July 28, 2017   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily July 23. I spent the summer of 1972 working on a farm disking and plowing, which was hot and dusty work, and hauling hay and stacking the bales in the hayloft of the even hotter and dustier barn, which... More