Bishop Taylor Homily Library

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E.g., 06/19/2024
E.g., 06/19/2024

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor celebrates Mass across Arkansas and beyond. This library features the homilies delivered from March 2014 to the present. To listen to earlier homilies, please visit the bishop's Homily Archive.

Palm Sunday 2019
Published: Sunday, April 14, 2019
Who followed him? Humble people who knew they needed the salvation he came to offer. And that’s how Jesus operates even today. Let us lay our lives before him, not merely our cloaks, and welcome him as our king.
Reflection on "Christus Vivit" ("Christ Lives")
Published: Saturday, April 6, 2019
The basic insight that runs throughout the entire document revolves around two questions: What can the Church teach the young? and, What can the young teach the Church?  And the answer to both questions is hope.
Deacon Recommitment Mass 2019
Published: Sunday, March 31, 2019
Faithful diaconal service also involves embracing the cross. Otherwise the love you invest in your ministry would not be sacrificial. I'm sure many of you can list a series of moments in ministry when your share in the cross of Jesus Christ became very real. Times when your efforts were misunderstood, misconstrued or even made fun of.
Second Sunday of Lent 2019
Published: Saturday, March 16, 2019
Only God could produce a nation from a man with a fertility problem. Only God would have the crazy wisdom to choose as his messenger a man with a speech impediment and give us his law through a fugitive murderer. Only God would think to found his Church on a coward who would deny Christ in his moment of greatest need.
Ash Wednesday 2019
Published: Wednesday, March 6, 2019
And yet God who is bigger than the entire universe and more powerful than the big bang, he who created the universe and caused the big bang, this God has intervened to save us from final death and make our brief moment of existence eternal.
Catholic Arkansas Sharing Appeal 2019
Published: Saturday, February 2, 2019   
We ordained eight new priests in 2018, six the year before that and two more this year — 16 new priests in the last three years … the light is stronger than the darkness. We presently have around 60 men from all around the state in formation to become deacons, which will soon double the number of permanent deacons we have in active ministry … the light is stronger than the darkness.
Mass for Life 2019
Published: Sunday, January 20, 2019
Today we give witness to the sacredness of life in the womb, but that witness will lose credibility if we forget that this life remains sacred once it leaves the womb … all the way to natural death.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Mass 2019
Published: Saturday, January 19, 2019
Daniel Rudd’s Catholic faith was his anchor in the storm, the foundation for his courage and his comfort in the darkness he experienced. He passed to his eternal reward at 78 years of age in 1932.
Dedication of Blessed Sacrament Church in Jonesboro
Published: Sunday, January 13, 2019
Today we — the Church — are gathered to dedicate this house of God and we do so in a series of ritual acts culminating in the celebration of the Eucharist whereby God takes up residence in this building sacramentally for the very first time.
Nativity of the Lord (Christmas) 2018
Published: Tuesday, December 25, 2018
God's sign is the baby in need of help and in poverty. God made himself small in part to inspire us to open our hearts to welcome him also in those who — like that baby born 2,000 years ago — are poor and defenseless in our world today.
Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year C
Published: Sunday, December 23, 2018
The Hail Mary, on the other hand is not worship, but it is a spiritual conversation with the mother of God in heaven. In it we praise Mary, profess our faith in her Son and ask for her prayers.
Third Sunday of Advent, Year C
Published: Saturday, December 15, 2018
And now in this Mass 10 of our other seminarians will receive ministries that are proof that they are willing to do just that: set aside whatever initial fears of commitment they might have had. These 10 will now take the next step in responding to the call of the Lord in their lives.
Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe 2018
Published: Wednesday, December 12, 2018
We all have darkness in our lives. Things we worry about and bad things we simply have to endure. But we are people of hope. That is the message of Our Lady of Guadalupe and the message of Advent and especially the message of Christmas. In our lives too, the light can be — and is — stronger than any darkness we will ever have to face.
Advent Lessons and Carols 2018
Published: Sunday, December 9, 2018
Jesus is at the door and is knocking. Listen to his voice, grab that knob and open the door, receive him into your heart now, and thus also on Christmas and for always, until his second coming on the last day.
Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe 2018
Published: Sunday, November 25, 2018
Sister Anu, in the name of the Church, I thank you for your total gift of self as you make your solemn profession today. May you grow more and more in love with Jesus, your king, whose bride you now become!