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Waiting, preparing: Observe the season of Advents

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

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Dec. 9 for Lessons and Carols at the Cathedral of St. Andrew in Little Rock. Last Sunday we began another Advent, a time of expectation, waiting for the arrival of our Savior. The word “ad-vent”... More 

Love is a choice, an act — not an emotion

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

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Nov. 4. What words would you like to have on your lips at the moment of death? Your plane is falling from the sky, you’re headed over the waterfall, your car is about to crash. Can you imagine... More 

Blind beggar demonstrates persistence, loyalty

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: November 30, 2018   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Nov. 19. 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 

Unexpected delay in abuse proposal votes was ‘providential’

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

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor wrote this reflection following the General Assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Nov. 12-14. This past week the bishops of the United States met in Baltimore for our semi-annual general assembly. This year the... More 

Hungry for holiness, the world’s greatest need?

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: November 16, 2018   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Nov. 1 at Catholic High School and Mount St. Mary Academy in Little Rock. In today’s Gospel we have Jesus’ Beatitudes, and since today is All Saints Day, I would like to focus on the Fourth... More 

Come before all-knowing God, ask for strength

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: October 31, 2018   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Oct. 5 during the annual Red Mass. The underlying theme of our readings today is the truth that God is all-knowing and ever-present, which provides me with a lot to think about as I exercise my responsibilities... More 

Disciples of Jesus embrace downward mobility

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

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Oct. 21.   Just four weeks ago in our Gospel reading from Mark Chapter 9, Jesus spoke about his approaching sacrificial death and then almost immediately catches his disciples arguing about which... More 

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