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Catholic Diocese of Little Rock
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.
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?
Red Mass 2022
Published: Friday, October 7, 2022
We have become so used to being manipulated by fake news and outrageous distortions that these days even we have a hard time recognizing the truth when we hear it, especially when that truth is difficult and requires a change in our behavior and attitudes.
27th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C 2022
Published: Sunday, October 2, 2022
A living faith always produces good works, and it will be through this same grace that the Lord will welcome us into heaven; due in the end not to our own merits, our own good works, but rather solely to the unearned, undeserved loving kindness of God.
Professional Day for Teachers Mass 2022
Published: Friday, September 30, 2022
In order for you to be teachers truly worthy of the name, you have to give yourselves over fully to all that is entailed in becoming the kind of teachers that God has called you to be. And like with every other Christian way of life, there are crosses to bear that are an inescapable part of your role as Catholic educators.
26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C 2022
Published: Sunday, September 25, 2022
Nowhere does Jesus say that Lazarus was a sympathetic character. All we know is that he was very needy and there was a wall between him and the rich man. The wall of blindness. The rich man no longer even noticed the poor man on the sidewalk just outside his gate.
Eucharistic Revival Message: Adoration and Mercy for Sinners
Published: Sunday, September 11, 2022
I would like to suggest that eucharistic adoration is for everyone, including our teenagers and indeed this is part of the vocations story of several of our seminarians. I believe that most of our parishes should be able to offer eucharistic adoration on an expanded basis, especially throughout this time of eucharistic revival.
First Profession of Sister Josefina Rose of Jesus
Published: Saturday, September 10, 2022
Sister Josefina Rose, you stand before us today eager to commit yourself to a life of sacrificial love, to the death. In offering Jesus your sexuality by promising chastity, you sacrifice many good things, not only sexual pleasure and physical closeness to a husband, but also having children, having a family of your own.
St. Teresa of Calcutta Anniversary Mass 2022
Published: Monday, September 5, 2022
St. Teresa of Calcutta was profoundly pro-life throughout the entire span of life, all the way to natural death. She treated each person with the inherent dignity they deserved as children of God. It didn’t matter how repulsive they were, nor whether they were what we would call good people.
Wednesday, 22nd Week of Ordinary Time, Cycle II 2022
Published: Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Today we are gathered to dedicate a new high school for your parish. I hope all of you recognize what a remarkable achievement this is for your parish. There are only two parishes in the whole state that have a parish high school, you and Morrilton, and that is only possible because of your sacrifices and the sacrifices of those who came before us.
19th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C 2022
Published: Sunday, August 7, 2022
God wants us to be happy and while respecting our free will, he uses every means at his disposal to induce us to choose those good behaviors that lead to happiness. God wants to protect us from spiritual danger and so he gives us the Ten Commandments and other teachings regarding evils that we must avoid.
Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord 2022
Published: Saturday, August 6, 2022
You will not be able to be faithful to your promise of celibacy without embracing a cross. You will not be able to be faithful to your promise of obedience without embracing a cross. You will not be able to protect the flock entrusted to your care without embracing a cross. As the Jews say: “The rabbi whom everyone likes is no rabbi.” If you bear your cross with love, one day you will receive a crown, but otherwise, not.