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Recent Bishop Columns

Will you help Lazurus when he arrives at the gate?

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: September 28, 2022   

I live with our seminarians in our House of Formation, which is in a low-income neighborhood in Little Rock, on the grounds of Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish. In recent years there has been, locally and nationally, a sharp increase in the number of people... More 

For religious, bigger sacrifice is obedience

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: September 22, 2022   

One of the biggest misconceptions people have about the teaching of Jesus has to do with his commandment of love. You recall that when Jesus was asked, “What is the greatest commandment of the Law” his answer was to love God with all our heart,... More 

Parishes need more times for adoration and confession

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: September 14, 2022   

In June, on the feast of Corpus Christi, the feast of the body and blood of the Lord, we launched our process of Eucharistic Revival with a recorded message in which I emphasized that everything we do in the Church flows from our encounter with the Lord... More 

Jesus our healer and savior who came to set us free

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: September 7, 2022   

Every one of us has problems. Some of us have allergies. Others need help with their reading because it is hard for them. Others struggle with arithmetic. Some of us are not very good at sports. Adults have problems too, health problems, family problems,... More 

Calming of storm Gospel Jesus wants us to hear

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: August 24, 2022   

Today we are gathered to honor our jubilarians and senior priests who have given of themselves so generously in the service of the Lord and his Church.  As we look back over these past years, we see how the Lord has guided us in marvelous and... More 

Embrace it: Walk with Christ will end with a cross

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: August 17, 2022   

When I ask people why they made the choices they made in life, their answer often has to do with the desire to be happy. Once I get married, I'll be happy. Once I get that job or that raise, I'll be happy. Such people think there's something... More 

God wants us to choose good behaviors to be happy

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: August 10, 2022   

Parents want their kids to have long, happy lives. For this reason, they take steps: to protect their children from danger to see to it that they grow in ways that are physically and spiritually healthy to develop in them self-discipline, and  to... More 

After disappointment, shake dust off, move on

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: July 27, 2022   

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 plan carefully in order not to forget something we need, Jesus tells them to leave behind... More 

Called to lead with solicitude and authority

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: July 21, 2022   

In my years as a priest in Oklahoma, I've followed pastors who did well and had to fill in to replace a couple of pastors who did poorly. You'd think it might be better to follow someone who did poorly because then you could be a hero. But it... More 

Change inner attitudes to be a new person

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: July 13, 2022   

When preparing for my first confession I discovered a problem: you can't obey a beatitude because the beatitudes do not tell us what to do; they tell us how we should be: poor in spirit, humble, merciful, pure, peaceful, courageous.  Naturally... More