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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 

Your best friend Jesus never leaves your side

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

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily May 1. Today is the Vocations Day for Central Arkansas Catholic schools, a day when we gather fifth grade boys and girls and invite you to consider whether the Lord may be calling you boys to serve him... More 

Christians must bring hope, forgiveness to world

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: May 10, 2019   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily May 5. Ten days ago, on April 26, I celebrated my 40th anniversary of ordination to the diaconate, the last step before priesthood a year later. It was at diaconate that I promised prayer, obedience... More 

Jesus sends out disciples with a mission of peace

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: May 3, 2019   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily April 28. The first half of today’s Gospel on this Divine Mercy Sunday describes an appearance of Jesus to his disciples, which occurred the very evening of the day he rose from the dead. Ten... More 

In resurrection, freedom has the last word, not evil

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: April 26, 2019   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily on Easter, April 21. Accountability and responsibility are not the same thing. Accountability contains an element of external constraint — there is someone outside of us who has power over us and... More 

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