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Recent Bishop Columns

Priests must represent Christ 24 hours a day

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: June 18, 2021   

Alex, Emmanuel, Omar, Brian and Ben, as we gather today in the presence of fellow believers from throughout Arkansas whom God has called you to serve as a priest, we recall Jesus' Last Supper 2,000 years ago -- the events of which constitute, in effect,... More 

Love and trust lead us to deeper love and trust

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: June 11, 2021   

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 from dinosaur birds hatched from dinosaur eggs, but they still... More 

Time for us to turn on God’s power and light

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: May 27, 2021   

In many towns, the local electric company's name includes the words “power” or “light.” In Las Vegas it's the Nevada Power Company; in my hometown it was the city "water and light department" even though what... More 

‘My God, why have you forsaken me’ resonates today

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: May 19, 2021   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily March 28. Last year on Palm Sunday, I delivered a homily that none of you heard unless you participated in that Mass virtually on the internet, because the public celebration of Mass had been suspended... More 

Ordinations ‘golden opportunity’ for diocese to celebrate

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: May 13, 2021   

This recorded message was played at weekend Masses May 8-9. I have two pieces of good news to share with you today. First, it looks like we have made enough progress against COVID-19 to allow us to now make mask-wearing optional during Mass in our... More 

‘Amen’ says we want to follow God’s will

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: May 7, 2021   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Holy Thursday, April 1. My favorite response after mentioning things we plan to do is "God willing!" If you say "See you tomorrow!" I'll say "God willing!" I wasn't... More 

Father Rother: Example of a Good Shepherd

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: April 30, 2021   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily April 25. One of the most powerful experiences of my life was to work the cause of canonization of Blessed Stanley Rother, a priest who was martyred at Santiago Atitlán, Guatemala, a mission that... More 

Jesus’ signs lead to faith, which leads to life

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: April 23, 2021   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily April 11. Why do you believe? Today’s Gospel raises this question in the case of Thomas. I believe because I have a living relationship with Jesus that has developed over time but was already there... More 

Getting angry with God not the best advice

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: April 16, 2021   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily on Good Friday, April 2. When Jesus’ disciples asked how to pray -- not what to pray, but rather how to pray -- the Lord’s Prayer was his answer. Recently, the phrase “hallowed be... More 

Basic role of a priest is to sacrifice

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: April 8, 2021   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily during the Chrism Mass at Christ the King Church in Little Rock March 29. Every year we gather for this Chrism Mass to thank God for the gift of priesthood which we share and to bless the oils to be used... More