Bishop Taylor Homily Library

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E.g., 04/23/2024
E.g., 04/23/2024

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.

Nativity of the Lord (Christmas) 2022
Published: Saturday, December 24, 2022
His arms reach up to you from the manger for the most loving embrace that you will experience. He invites you to open your arms to receive him and cradle next to your heart the completely vulnerable baby born for you today.
Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception 2022
Published: Thursday, December 8, 2022
This message may be difficult for some of you to hear, but you who benefit from a Catholic education should know the sometimes challenging truth in these matters more than anyone else, and so are called not only to live the truth yourself, but also evangelize others, explaining things in a way that is loving, compassionate and non-judgmental, a difficult task, but a message that people need to hear!
Advent Lessons and Carols 2022
Published: Sunday, December 4, 2022
We know that none of us would freely choose the adversities that come our way and even Jesus dreaded taking up his cross. But Jesus did far more than just resign himself to the inevitable, he embraced his cross with love and we are to embrace our crosses with love too.
Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe 2022
Published: Sunday, November 20, 2022
Christ is king. All that’s left is to pledge our allegiance to him, embrace his program, make him the point of reference for all we do. It is only then that he truly becomes our king (in the full sense of the term) ruling — guiding — everything we do from the inside. And it’s not too late to get started.
33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C 2022
Published: Saturday, November 12, 2022
But then as now, believers who keep their eyes open, act courageously and persevere will prevail. Jesus says: “By your perseverance, you will save your lives.”
32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C 2022
Published: Sunday, November 6, 2022
While the way we will relate to our loved ones in heaven will be different, it will also be better. For one thing, our ongoing relationship doesn't end with their death. We remain united in our thoughts and memories and prayers.
All Souls Day 2022
Published: Wednesday, November 2, 2022
Not only is our separation temporary — something that all Christians acknowledge. It is also only a physical separation, because spiritually we are not separated at all — hence our prayers for the deceased unite us across the boundary between this life and the next, and the intercession of the saints unites us also across the boundary between purgatory and heaven.
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.