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Recent Bishop Columns

Embracing cross means accepting pain you could avoid

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: August 17, 2018   

As I think many of you know, the Vatican has approved the addition of the feast of Blessed Stanley Rother to the liturgical calendar of the Diocese of Little Rock as an optional memorial and because of its importance for us, I have given permission for... More 

Bread of Life will deliver unending nourishment

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: August 10, 2018   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Aug. 5. Many words have several meanings and a skilled speaker can use double meanings to pivot a conversation, getting it moving in a different direction. In today’s Gospel the crowds ask Jesus... More 

Wherever we go, Jesus is the true shepherd

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: July 26, 2018   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily July 22. When we were growing up we had a dog named Hobart who was very protective of us children — indeed, too protective — to the point that we had to keep a muzzle on him because he kept... More 

Going against culture makes you stronger

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: July 19, 2018   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily July 13 for the Catholic Charities Summer Institute in Little Rock. One of the curious things about salmon and other fish that live in rivers is that they are constantly swimming against the current.... More 

Spiritual adulthood can be an adjustment

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: July 13, 2018   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily July 8. If you attended college away from home, think back and remember what that first summer back home was like at the end of your freshman year? During the year I was away one of my brothers was... More 

Clean your spiritual house for your guest

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: June 27, 2018   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily on June 24 for the birth of St. John the Baptist. God has many messengers, including angels and prophets. When it’s good news he sends an angel, but when the message is challenging he sends a prophet,... More 

Everything I know about love, faith modeled by my father

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: June 22, 2018   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily June 17. Most of us grew up thinking of God with imagery that closely resembled what our own fathers were like. Most people who have a positive image of God had a positive relationship with their own fathers. If... More 

Follow the truth — regardless of your opinions

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: June 15, 2018   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily June 10. At a certain age, kids love to throw things at each other, get each other really dirty. Say, hitting your brother with a big, juicy rotten tomato right out of the garden — it makes a... More 

Arkansas’ presbyterate is now larger and younger

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: June 7, 2018   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily for the ordination of Fathers Stephen Elser, Mike Johns, Daniel Ramos and Joseph de Orbegozo June 2. Stephen, Michael, Daniel and Joseph, with your ordination and the beginning of your first assignment... More 

St. Pius V knew how to help Church grow

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: May 24, 2018   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily April 30 during a parish meeting for St. Edward School and Church in Little Rock. Today is the feast of St. Pius V, the pope who implemented the reforms of the Council of Trent and thereby brought the... More