Bishop Taylor Homily Library

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E.g., 06/24/2024
E.g., 06/24/2024

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.

Fourth Sunday of Lent, Year A
Published: Sunday, March 22, 2020
The current "Great Fast" forced on us by COVID-19 is an invitation for us to recognize that God still remains present to us and still offers his grace to us in other ways during this time when we cannot receive him in the Eucharist.
Ash Wednesday 2020
Published: Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Let us pray, fast and give alms in secret, and let us do what we can to call our society to repentance of all the evils that afflict us as a nation.
Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A
Published: Sunday, February 16, 2020
By forbidding us to take human life, God intends that we live in harmony with each other and treat each other with respect, and Jesus holds us to this higher standard.
Marriage Anniversary Mass on Valentine's Day
Published: Friday, February 14, 2020
But it was agape, the love of self-sacrificing commitment, that kept you together once the honeymoon was over and caused your love to bear fruit that has lasted all of these many years: "in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health all the days of your life."
Catholic Arkansas Sharing Appeal 2020
Published: Sunday, February 2, 2020   
The outreach of CASA is immense across our diocese, and I would like to highlight some of the ways your support is sharing the love of Christ with each other and our neighbors.
2020 Arkansas Catholic Men's Conference
Published: Saturday, February 1, 2020
But like I said, most of what I know about Christian manhood I learned from my father and grandfathers, and much of this has been reinforced over and over again by experiences I have had in almost 40 years of priestly ministry. I’ve seen families prosper because their men resembled the men in my own life. And I have seen families struggle because their men didn’t.
Baptism of the Lord 2020
Published: Saturday, January 11, 2020
Inspired by Jesus, our Lord, and people like Dr. King who gave their lives for that kingdom, Jesus seeks first of all to convert our hearts and then to send us forth today as agents of change today. As missionary disciples who proclaim the Kingdom of God and work to bring it to fulfillment!
Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph 2019
Published: Sunday, December 29, 2019
My own family resembled the holy family in that my parents provided us a family that lived by faith and in which each of us was supported in carrying out the mission for which we were born — some as married people in secular professions, me as priest and now bishop, all still active in the Catholic faith.
Nativity of the Lord (Christmas) 2019
Published: Wednesday, December 25, 2019
People who judged Jesus to be a threat to their authority and status — their power and prestige — did their worst to the baby born today and so the darkness seemed to have extinguished the light completely, but three days later we saw once and for all that the darkness is unable to overcome the light, the true light which enlightens everyone, the light whose coming into the world we celebrate today.
Third Sunday of Advent, Year A
Published: Sunday, December 15, 2019
If some of you parents look back over the sacrifices you have made and begin to feel uncertain about all you have done because you aren’t yet seeing the results you had hoped for in the lives of your children, you would be wise to learn from John the Baptist.
Installation of Reader, Acolyte and Candidacy of Seminarians 2019
Published: Saturday, December 14, 2019
And what we are sent to do, in one way or another, is to “testify to the light.” To proclaim Jesus Christ as lectors, to glorify him in worship as acolytes and to offer ourselves as candidates, ready for whatever the Lord asks of us. In our case to live a life of sacrificial love, serving him as priests of the Diocese of Little Rock.
Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe 2019
Published: Thursday, December 12, 2019
Ten years after the Spanish conquest, Jesus intervened. He sent his mother to reassure the very people who are closest to his heart — the poor, the weak and the vulnerable — that they are not alone.
Feast of St. Nicholas 2019
Published: Friday, December 6, 2019
We also learn that we are to be the means by which the needs of others are met. After all, they'll be depending on the kindness of others. And isn’t that the witness of St. Nicholas, whose feast we celebrate today? Do you know his story? His generosity saved three young ladies from being sold into a terrible life of slavery.
First Sunday of Advent 2019
Published: Sunday, December 1, 2019
If you want to reach the ultimate destination of heaven, you need to make sure that Jesus is the one in the driver’s seat of your life, because he is the one who knows the way. And of course, this will require you to live the way he wants you to live.
33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C
Published: Sunday, November 17, 2019
In today’s Gospel Jesus says to do three things: 1.) Keep your eyes open; 2.) Be courageous; and 3.) Persevere ... and he promises to help us through these troubles. Here Jesus is speaking about the persecution of believers and the terrifying end of the world. but what he says applies to other troubles as well.