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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 

Everything we do should be worthy of Christ

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: July 21, 2017   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily on the feast of St. Benedict July 11 at Holy Angels Convent in Jonesboro. We are gathered today to celebrate three jubilarians from your community: the Diamond Jubilee of Sister M. Elaine Willett and Sister... More 

Our salvation depends solely on goodness of God

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: July 14, 2017   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily June 12 at the transfer of vows of Sister Johanna Marie Melnyk, OSB, who is now also the prioress of the community at Holy Angels Convent in Jonesboro. The Gospel you just heard is the last section of... More 

Pearl of priesthood growing stronger over years

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: July 7, 2017   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily June 27 at the Cathedral of St. Andrew in Little Rock. We are gathered here today to celebrate our jubilarians’ priesthood, their “pearl of great price.” Do you remember Jesus’... More 

Msgr. Friend’s vision for ministry makes him a special priest

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: June 23, 2017   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered these comments June 17 at the conclusion of the Mass to celebrate Msgr. Scott Friend’s 30th anniversary of ordination. I think we all know that in addition to his larger group of disciples and apostles, Jesus... More 

What comes first in relationships? Love or trust?

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: June 16, 2017   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily June 11. Have you ever figured out which came first, the chicken or the egg? It’s a mystery, a circular mystery of cause and effect. Paleontologists can trace the evolution of today’s chicken... More 

After graduation can be exciting, dangerous time

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: June 9, 2017   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this message during the Catholic High graduation May 26. The Old Testament book of Ecclesiastes ends as follows: “Of the making of many books there is no end, and in much study there is weariness for the flesh”... More 

We have obligation to assist the poor, vulnerable

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: May 26, 2017   

Based on the teaching of Jesus to care for “the least among us”, the Catholic Church proclaims a consistent ethic of life in which we are to protect human life and human dignity from the first moment of conception to natural death and every... More