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.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Mass 2023
Published: Saturday, January 14, 2023
Our country is shrouded in a darkness of spirit more cruel than that of the society 2023 years ago into which God has sent us a Savior to break the power of sin and death. This Savior now invites us to pour ourselves out completely, like he did to continue his as-yet-unfinished work of building his kingdom of truth and justice, in our world today.
Epiphany of the Lord 2023
Published: Sunday, January 8, 2023
The Kingdom of God clearly included people of all nations and therefore the gentiles could become Christians just as they are, without having also to become Jewish. On today's feast of the Epiphany of the Lord, Luke tells us about the visit of the pagan Magi who worship Jesus without first becoming Jews.
Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God 2023
Published: Sunday, January 1, 2023
Persuasion is harder than coercion and patience doesn't feel as good as lashing out does, but only persuasion can change hearts.
Nativity of the Lord (Christmas) 2022
Published: Saturday, December 24, 2022
His arms reach up to you from the manger for the most loving embrace that you will experience. He invites you to open your arms to receive him and cradle next to your heart the completely vulnerable baby born for you today.
Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception 2022
Published: Thursday, December 8, 2022
This message may be difficult for some of you to hear, but you who benefit from a Catholic education should know the sometimes challenging truth in these matters more than anyone else, and so are called not only to live the truth yourself, but also evangelize others, explaining things in a way that is loving, compassionate and non-judgmental, a difficult task, but a message that people need to hear!
Advent Lessons and Carols 2022
Published: Sunday, December 4, 2022
We know that none of us would freely choose the adversities that come our way and even Jesus dreaded taking up his cross. But Jesus did far more than just resign himself to the inevitable, he embraced his cross with love and we are to embrace our crosses with love too.
Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe 2022
Published: Sunday, November 20, 2022
Christ is king. All that’s left is to pledge our allegiance to him, embrace his program, make him the point of reference for all we do. It is only then that he truly becomes our king (in the full sense of the term) ruling — guiding — everything we do from the inside. And it’s not too late to get started.
33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C 2022
Published: Saturday, November 12, 2022
But then as now, believers who keep their eyes open, act courageously and persevere will prevail. Jesus says: “By your perseverance, you will save your lives.”
32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C 2022
Published: Sunday, November 6, 2022
While the way we will relate to our loved ones in heaven will be different, it will also be better. For one thing, our ongoing relationship doesn't end with their death. We remain united in our thoughts and memories and prayers.
All Souls Day 2022
Published: Wednesday, November 2, 2022
Not only is our separation temporary — something that all Christians acknowledge. It is also only a physical separation, because spiritually we are not separated at all — hence our prayers for the deceased unite us across the boundary between this life and the next, and the intercession of the saints unites us also across the boundary between purgatory and heaven.
All Saints Day 2022
Published: Tuesday, November 1, 2022
True happiness is found not at the lonely top of the ladder, but rather at the well populated bottom of the ladder. Happiness comes not from worldly success, but rather from humble service.
31st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C 2022
Published: Sunday, October 30, 2022
Do you realize how much you matter to him? Jesus knows your name and loves you very much. He accepts you just as you are, unconditionally. You have already said “yes” to him, so you have already experienced him coming into your house so to speak, meaning into your life and staying with you.
30th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C 2022
Published: Sunday, October 23, 2022
If we can't think of any sins to confess, is it because we commit no sins or is it because of ignorance? Do we refuse to see what is there because we don't want to repent; we don't want to have to change our ways?
29th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C 2022
Published: Sunday, October 16, 2022
Above and beyond whatever benefits others may receive from our prayer and good deeds, these acts of piety and service benefit us who pray — indeed, they are the means by which we become saints
28th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C 2022
Published: Sunday, October 9, 2022
What attitude do you bring to your worship? Do you come to Mass with the same gratitude for the difference that Jesus has made in your life that we see evidenced in the one leper who returned to give thanks in today’s Gospel? Or do you just take Jesus’ presence in your life for granted, like the other nine?