Bishop Taylor Homily Library

Homilías en Español

E.g., 07/22/2024
E.g., 07/22/2024

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.

Mass for Life 2016
Published: Sunday, January 17, 2016
You and I are called to do all in our power to take the embarrassing and even frightening situation of unplanned pregnancy and turn it into a blessing, because we see what is wrong and refuse to keep silent.
Baptism of the Lord 2016
Published: Sunday, January 10, 2016
A calling is not the same thing as a career. A career is something we choose; a calling is something God chooses for us.
Epiphany of the Lord 2016
Published: Sunday, January 3, 2016
Quit worrying about what the "in crowd" thinks of you. Discover that freedom from fear that comes from seeking to do God's will rather than your own.
Mary, Mother of God 2016
Published: Thursday, December 31, 2015
Our obedience is now rooted in listening to God with an open heart, embracing in our own lives the cross of sacrificial love, confident that we will also share in his victory over sin and death.
Holy Family 2015
Published: Sunday, December 27, 2015
The only way to be a happy family is to be a holy family, a family of integrity that makes pleasing God, doing things his way, our number one priority, which is what Mary and Joseph did.
The Nativity of the Lord (Christmas) 2015
Published: Friday, December 25, 2015
There is a path out of that darkness and today is born a Savior to show us the way. It will involve embracing the cross, like he did. It will involve personal sacrifice for the common good, doing God's will rather than our own, like he did — and it will lead to resurrection.
Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year C, 2015
Published: Sunday, December 20, 2015
Christmas is approaching, a time when families get together to share with each other. They share big things and little things, happy things and sad things.
Installation of Reader, Acolyte and Candidacy of Seminarians 2015
Published: Saturday, December 19, 2015
In every Mass, we priests offer our own self in sacrifice to the Father along with that of Jesus, declaring to the Father — at least implicitly — that we too freely embrace the death to self that faithfulness to God requires.
Third Sunday of Advent, Year C, 2015
Published: Sunday, December 13, 2015
Our doctrine of the communion of saints teaches that we support each other on the journey of faith and we are joined to Jesus and each other in the supernatural unity of the mystical body of Christ.
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.