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Recent Bishop Columns

Get priorities straight, be disciplined for a better life

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: October 18, 2018   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Oct. 14. Today we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Mexican Martyrs Council of the Knights of Columbus here in Rogers. Since this is a Spanish language council, it is obvious that the great majority... More 

Your happiness comes from realistic expectations

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: October 11, 2018   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Oct. 7. Happiness is determined by our expectations. If our expectations are modest, life will usually exceed our expectations and we will be happy; if our expectations are unrealistic, we end up disappointed. For... More 

Do all you can on earth to avoid purgatory, hell

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: October 4, 2018   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Sept. 30. Msgr. Cecil Finn died in Tulsa at age 85 after almost 60 years of service as a priest in Oklahoma. As a young man, he was a great athlete and even in old age he swam a mile a day. He was handsome,... More 

Jesus’ roots like ours: some boring, some bizarre

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

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Sept. 8 at St. John Center in Little Rock for permanent diaconate class. One of the most eye-opening and humanizing things I ever did was develop an interest in family history and genealogy. There hidden... More 

We honor sexual abuse victims who show courage coming forward

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: September 21, 2018   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this recorded homily in all Masses Sept. 15-16. In the wake of the scandals surrounding ex-Cardinal McCarrick and the Pennsylvania Grand Jury’s report regarding over 1,000 cases of sexual abuse by some 300 priests... More 

Six things you can do to get yourself to heaven

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: September 14, 2018   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Sept. 5 on the feast of St. Teresa of Kolkata. Nowhere does Jesus ever say that a correct understanding of doctrine is necessary for salvation. Obviously good information is better than bad information,... More 

We can do more to minister to all victims of sexual abuse

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: September 6, 2018   

Bishop Taylor delivered this homily Aug. 31 during a Mass for victims of sexual abuse with diocesan staff. This year what was to have been my annual vacation with old seminary classmates turned into something more like a retreat as we tried to wrap... More 

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