Bishop Taylor Homily Library

Homilías en Español

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.

Second Sunday of Advent, Year C, 2015
Published: Sunday, December 6, 2015
There are three Advents because Christ is king not only of all places but also of all times: the past — Christmas, the future — the end of the world, and the present — and his coming in the present is the most important of the three.
First Sunday of Advent, Year C, 2015
Published: Sunday, November 29, 2015
If you are vigilant and pray and act, not to worry: you'll be ready for the Lord when he comes. But if you don't, watch out!
Thanksgiving 2015
Published: Tuesday, November 24, 2015
We need to open our eyes and see, open our hearts and feel, open our lips and say with Jesus, "Father, I thank you." At the bottom line, that's what Thanksgiving is all about.
Solemnity of our Lord Jesus Christ the King 2015
Published: Sunday, November 22, 2015
Earthly governments come and go, but the Kingdom of God is everlasting. Earthly nations have borders, but the Kingdom of God has no limits.
32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B
Published: Sunday, November 8, 2015
If you are generous and faithful to him, he'll be faithful to you and provide for all your needs — and by the way, as your desires become simpler and more in accord with God's will, even all your desires begin to be met.
All Souls Day 2015
Published: Monday, November 2, 2015
For us to be able to enjoy fully the infinite joy of heaven, God has to do something to remedy our limitations — otherwise we’d be like a three year old on vacation in Paris with his parents — there physically but too limited to enjoy it fully.
Archdiocese of Oklahoma City Red Mass
Published: Saturday, October 31, 2015
We owe you a tremendous debt for your faithful service and we pray that the Holy Spirit will give you the wisdom of Solomon as you seek to exercise your profession in a way truly worthy of the Lord.
Solemnity of All Saints 2015
Published: Saturday, October 31, 2015
How hard do you really try to be pure of heart? Most people try to live “good” lives, or more precisely: “good enough” lives, but good enough for what? Good enough to stay out of jail? Good enough to make it into purgatory?
White Mass 2015
Published: Friday, October 30, 2015
Patients tell you secrets that only their confessor knows and which you receive with healing compassion.
30th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B
Published: Thursday, October 22, 2015
I often remind people that God has no grandchildren, only children. You can't just passively inherit the faith.
28th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B
Published: Thursday, October 15, 2015
Do you feel a stirring in your heart? Can you see that love is the solution to most of the problems in our world? And that Jesus is the source of that love? 
27th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B
Published: Sunday, October 4, 2015
But Jesus teaches that if a marriage is valid, divorce may end its civil effects, split up the property, but it does not end its spiritual bond — and sex with anyone else is adultery.
25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B
Published: Sunday, September 20, 2015
True greatness comes not from the power to dominate; to coerce, but rather from the ability to persuade.
24th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B
Published: Sunday, September 13, 2015
Throughout the Gospels Jesus indicates that his way is the road less traveled that leads to salvation.
Saturday, 23rd Week of Ordinary Time, Cycle I
Published: Saturday, September 12, 2015
You will face some excessively dry periods in which if neglected, your spiritual life could shrink and your foundation crack due to lack of spiritual moisture.