Bishop Taylor Homily Library

Homilías en Español

E.g., 03/02/2024
E.g., 03/02/2024

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.

Abbot Leonard Wangler Blessing Mass
Published: Thursday, May 7, 2015
I can tell you from personal experience that the Lord will provide you with every grace and everything else you need to be a good father to this monastic community.
Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year B
Published: Sunday, May 3, 2015
If Jesus is the nourishment that gives life to all the branches of the vine, isn't it obvious that the Eucharist is the sacramental means by which we receive that nourishment?
Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year B
Published: Sunday, April 26, 2015
Jesus did that on Good Friday, for sure. But actually he had already laid down his life for us years earlier. That's what the story of his temptations was about at the beginning of his public ministry: death to self.
Third Sunday of Easter, Year B
Published: Sunday, April 19, 2015
If it doesn't lead us to obedience, to the doing of God's will, then it is not knowledge at all — no matter how eloquently we philosophize or how intensely we feel.
Divine Mercy Sunday 2015
Published: Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Pope Francis will open the holy year "Door of Mercy" at St. Peter's in Rome, through which he reminds us, "anyone who enters will experience the love of God who consoles, pardons and instills hope."
Easter Vigil 2015
Published: Saturday, April 4, 2015
Through baptism Jesus freed us from the power of sin and death and gave us a share in his Easter victory.
Good Friday Passion of the Lord 2015
Published: Friday, April 3, 2015
The tomb in which we bury him today will soon become the womb from which you and I will be reborn in baptism to share the fruits of Jesus' Easter victory.
Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord's Supper 2015
Published: Thursday, April 2, 2015
But our joy today is tempered by the sober realization that our freedom is costly — bought with blood and not easy to preserve. 
Chrism Mass 2015
Published: Monday, March 30, 2015
I remind myself of this whenever faithfulness to the Lord requires me to do things that are difficult or unpleasant: He's the only one I have to please.
Palm Sunday 2015
Published: Sunday, March 29, 2015
The 22nd Psalm may begin with words of despair but ends with a declaration of faith and hope.
Diaconate Ordination of Stephen Gadberry
Published: Friday, March 27, 2015
If we trust in Jesus, he who is our Good Shepherd will lead us to the green pastures we long for and to the table the he has prepared for us in the land of the living.
Fifth Sunday of Lent, Year B
Published: Sunday, March 22, 2015
Satan may do his worst and, as with Jesus, appear to do us great harm, but he cannot prevail if you are fully united to the Lord.
Fourth Sunday of Lent, Year B
Published: Sunday, March 15, 2015
Notice that when Jesus says that the Son of God is light for the world, he's talking about judging the world, not just making things bright and sunny.
Third Sunday of Lent, Year B
Published: Sunday, March 8, 2015
What is significant about each of these signs is their capacity to reveal the identity of Jesus and the glory of God revealed in him.
Tuesday, Second Week of Lent, Cycle I
Published: Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Taken out of context, these titles do seem to contradict what Jesus says in today's Gospel. But put them in their proper context and the problem goes away.