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Holiness, mercy and tolerance go hand in hand

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: August 16, 2019   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily July 21. In our readings today, we have people attending to their guests. In our first reading divine messengers announce that Sarah in her old age will conceive a son, Isaac, through whom God’s... More 

Ministry of priests, deacons is a life lived for others

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: August 7, 2019   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Aug. 3 during a lector installation Mass for diaconate candidates. Perhaps you remember the beautiful preface we pray at the ordination Mass for priests and deacons. This preface is very rich theologically,... More 

Our duty to protect children of asylum seekers

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: July 24, 2019   

This message was written by Bishop Anthony B. Taylor to mark the Catholic Day of Action for Immigrant Children July 18 in Washington, D.C. A portion of it was read during the event on the Capitol lawn. Greetings to all who are participating in the... More 

When you love God, good deeds will follow

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: July 18, 2019   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily July 14 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Magnolia. When preparing for my First Confession I was taught that we should live according to the Ten Commandments and the Eight Beatitudes, but then I discovered... More 

Challenges can form priests into what Christ wants

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: July 11, 2019   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily June 25 at the Cathedral of St. Andrew in Little Rock. We are gathered here today to celebrate our shared priesthood, our “pearl of great price.” Do you remember Jesus’ parable that... More 

Do we pray to God or Jesus when we say Our Lord?

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: June 28, 2019   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily June 16. Today is both Trinity Sunday and Father’s Day, meaning a day to give glory to our Heavenly Father, along with the Son and Holy Spirit, and at the same time to pray for and thank God for... More 

Nothing can separate us from the love of Christ

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: June 21, 2019   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily May 23 for the closing Mass of St. Edward School in Little Rock. Today is a day of transition for us. For you students, teachers and staff it is the end of your time at St. Edward School and you will transition... More 

True peace of Jesus independent of circumstances

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: June 12, 2019   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily May 26 at the Vincentian Lay Mission Center in North Little Rock. Today’s Gospel comes from Jesus’ Farewell Discourse during the Last Supper in the Gospel of John — quite appropriate... More 

Father Miskin called to ‘living mosaic’ of diversity

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: June 5, 2019   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily May 25 for Father Jon Miskin’s priesthood ordination. Jon, in the Gospel you chose for your ordination, Jesus describes himself as the Good Shepherd and he says that a good shepherd lays down his... More 

Your trust in Jesus Christ can inspire everyone around you

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: May 22, 2019   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily May 11 in the Choir Chapel of St. Peter Basilica in Rome. Of the seven sacraments, there are only two that are generally reserved to me as bishop: confirmation and ordination; and of course, everyone... More