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Jesus’ mission statement can guide us too

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

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily during the Chrism Mass April 15 in Little Rock. One of the first things we try to do when putting together a parish council constitution is try to come up with a mission statement. A lot of companies in... More 

St. Romero and five of the greatest men in Bible

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

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily March 16. We are gathered here today to worship the Lord as a community that now bears the name of St. Oscar Romero — a great man from our own times — and of course his witness builds on that... More 

God is far bigger, more powerful than Big Bang

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: March 15, 2019   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily on Ash Wednesday, March 6. The human body is mostly water. Cremate it and all that’s left is a small box of ashes, and even that little bit is soon gone. Earth is just a tiny speck in the universe... More 

Set aside your doubts and open heart to the Lord

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

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Jan. 26 for the women’s vocation discernment retreat. Our first reading today from St. Paul’s second letter to Timothy is just perfect for a vocations discernment retreat, so I’d like... More 

2018 showed the light is stronger than darkness

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

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this recorded homily Feb. 2-3 for the CASA kickoff.   This weekend began Saturday morning with the feast of the Presentation of the Lord, also known as Candlemas Day since many parishes bless candles on this... More 

Daniel Rudd: ‘We need the Church; the Church wants us’

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

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Jan. 18 for the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Mass at the Cathedral of St. Andrew in Little Rock. Every year as we gather to observe the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King we also honor at least one... More 

Consistent ethic of life broad and interconnected

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

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Jan. 20 at the Mass for Life in the Robinson Center Performance Hall in Little Rock. I’m sure most of you remember Pope Francis’ visit to the United States in 2015 — I was there and I... More 

Incense, candles, oil help us realize house of God

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

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Jan. 13 at the Blessed Sacrament Church dedication in Jonesboro. When I was in seminary I learned the theological meaning of the sacraments and how our celebration of the sacraments has evolved over time,... More 

Some prayers are worship; some are conversations

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

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Dec. 23. One of the first prayers that you and I learned as children was the Hail Mary, a prayer which some non-Catholics criticize for being directed to Mary rather than to God. Part of the problem... More 

Seminarians a sign of courage to the faithful

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: December 20, 2018   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Dec. 15. All of us are afraid of something — it is simply the human condition. What do you fear? Spiders, snakes, failure, displeasing others? The biggest fear that I see plaguing our youth these... More