Bishop Taylor Homily Library

Homilías en Español

E.g., 06/30/2024
E.g., 06/30/2024

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.

Friday of the Octave of Easter 2023
Published: Friday, April 14, 2023
To fulfill our mission effectively, we need to receive the Lord’s forgiveness ourselves, and be ready to suffer adversity as the cost of being faithful to God, embracing possible martyrdom like Jesus; our love stronger than our fear.
Easter Sunday 2023
Published: Sunday, April 9, 2023
Easter is the day when we renew our baptismal promises and at the same time incorporate new members into the Church, initiating them into Jesus’ death and resurrection through the sacraments of baptism, Eucharist and confirmation.
Easter Vigil 2023
Published: Saturday, April 8, 2023
We know that in the end the light is stronger than the darkness, and we are sons and daughters of the light.
Good Friday of the Lord's Passion 2023
Published: Friday, April 7, 2023
His last seven words in this life have a lot to say to us who must now take up our crosses and follow him.
Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord's Supper 2023
Published: Thursday, April 6, 2023
Jesus emphasizes that though his plan of salvation is glorious in a cosmic sense, it can be accomplished in our lives (just as in his) only through un-glorious, self-sacrificing service, only at the cost of humble and sometimes even humiliating death to self.
Chrism Mass 2023
Published: Monday, April 3, 2023
So today, as we bless the oils to be used throughout the coming year, let us recall that all the sacraments of the Church — and not just those in which use these oils — all the sacraments are intended to be moments of personal encounter with the mercy and love of Jesus Christ, including every time we gather around this altar to celebrate the Eucharist.
Palm Sunday 2023
Published: Sunday, April 2, 2023
Jesus calls us to continue his work of building the Kingdom of God here and now, and therefore the pope reminds us that we cannot remain on the sidelines in the fight for justice.
Fifth Sunday of Lent, Year A 2023
Published: Sunday, March 26, 2023
“Jesus wept." These two words tell us so much about God, namely that since God's very nature is love, God feels. God's heart not only can be moved, it is moved, all the time, because he takes a personal interest in us. 
First Sunday of Lent, Year A 2023
Published: Sunday, February 26, 2023
Temptation is an attraction to sin, but it is also an invitation to holiness. No one becomes holy without first facing and overcoming temptation.
Ash Wednesday 2023
Published: Wednesday, February 22, 2023
In prayer they discovered intimacy. In fasting they found solidarity with the poor. And in almsgiving they found the security that had eluded them all those years when they had clung to their possessions like a security blanket.
Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A
Published: Sunday, February 19, 2023
The sun shines its warm rays on everyone, and we are called to do the same.
2023 Arkansas Catholic Men's Conference
Published: Saturday, February 11, 2023
But in every instance, he points out the need and then turns his disciples into instruments of God's providence for all those hungry people.
Catholic Arkansas Sharing Appeal 2023
Published: Sunday, February 5, 2023   
Thank you so much for your generosity in the past. I know these have been a very trying last few years, and thank you in advance for your generous response to this appeal.
Mass for Life 2023
Published: Sunday, January 22, 2023
To be effective, we must treat everyone with love and respect as we invite people to let down their defenses and let Jesus speak to their heart.
Feast of the Santo Niño de Cebú
Published: Sunday, January 15, 2023
The survival of the statue was seen as a miracle even by the surviving local people and ever since the statue was regarded as having miraculous powers. A church to house the Santo Niño was built on the spot where the image was found and is held to be the oldest parish in the Philippines.