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Recent Bishop Columns

Purpose of law more important than law itself

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

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Sept. 7. Do you know the biggest difference between the Army and the Navy? In the Army you can do anything that is permitted, but in the Navy you can do anything that is not forbidden. The practical consequences... More 

Those faithful to Jesus’ teaching will face hostility

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: August 30, 2019   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily July 7 at St. Joseph Church in Paris. In today’s Gospel, Jesus sends 72 disciples on a hike. They will be visiting a lot of towns and will be camping along the way. Unlike us hikers today who... More 

Advice to teens: Be courageous and persevere

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: August 23, 2019   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily July 12. This week in Catholic Charities Summer Institute you have encountered people with big problems, and you gave some thought to how you might be able to help them. When we encounter such situations,... More 

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