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Don’t get consumed by the Four Dangerous Ps

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

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Dec. 3. When I was a priest in Oklahoma City the priests in the area took turns carrying a hospital beeper at night so that a priest would always be available in case of emergency. Ten of us took turns,... More 

Blind beggar’s story shows us persistence, loyalty

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: December 1, 2017   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Nov. 20. In today’s Gospel we have the story of a blind beggar whose healing by Jesus has a lot to teach us as we gather to thank the Lord for his many blessings in our lives and to pray for our... More 

Be a disciple: Love God even more than family

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: November 22, 2017   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Nov. 8 at Conception Seminary in Conception, Mo. In today’s Gospel Jesus tells us that becoming his disciple involves much more than merely being in the crowd and listening to him. To be his disciple... More 

Put controversial Scripture in the right context

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: November 17, 2017   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Nov. 12. In today’s Gospel we have a passage that enemies of the Church use out of context to discredit Catholicism and confuse simple believers. They twist Jesus’ words so that they appear... More 

Living for the Lord means loving God more than yourself

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: November 10, 2017   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily during the Catholic Campus Ministry fall retreat Oct. 28. When we say that something is most important, it implies that everything else is less important — and not just as a matter of opinion, but... More 

Religion should never be used for secular purpose

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: November 3, 2017   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Oct. 10 at Sacred Heart Seminary in Hales Corners, Wis. Karl Marx described religion as the opiate of the people — a drug that sedated oppressed people by promising future rewards for putting up... More 

Great themes: Salvation, faith and justification

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

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Oct. 18 at St. Meinrad Seminary in Indiana. A whole course of theology could be given on our first reading from Romans today. Here Paul announces the great themes of the Good News that he proclaims: Salvation... More 

Only a fool would refuse the King’s invitation

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: October 20, 2017   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Oct. 15. Jesus’ parables are all comparisons. The one in today’s Gospel says, “The kingdom of heaven may be likened to” and then Jesus compares it to a wedding feast. But, of course,... More 

Jesus can enter through our brokenness to bring healing

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: October 12, 2017   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Oct. 8. Today’s Gospel is Jesus’ famous parable of the Wicked Tenants, which appears in all three Synoptic Gospels (Matthew, Mark and Luke) and about which you have undoubtedly heard many homilies. A... More 

Jonesboro parish writing new chapter in history

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: October 5, 2017   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Oct. 1 in Jonesboro. Most novels are divided into chapters. The early chapters introduce the characters and subsequent chapters take us through the twists and turns of the plot — some of which may... More