Bishop Taylor Homily Library

Homilías en Español

E.g., 06/20/2024
E.g., 06/20/2024

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.

Third Sunday of Lent, Year C
Published: Sunday, February 28, 2016
"Are there sinful behaviors that you've just sort of made your peace with, knowing full well that these deeds or attitudes are not worthy of the Lord? Think about it."
Ash Wednesday 2016
Published: Wednesday, February 10, 2016
"So as we begin this Lent, let us recall not only our mortality symbolized by the ashes placed on our foreheads, but also our share in Jesus’ work of transforming of the world, building the kingdom of God in communion with Jesus and in communion with our fellow human beings."
Catholic Arkansas Sharing Appeal 2016
Published: Sunday, February 7, 2016   
On that day confessors will be available, the Divine Mercy Chaplet will be prayed, and information will be available about many of the works of mercy in our diocese — mostly funded through your CASA donations.
Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C
Published: Sunday, February 7, 2016
"Like me and like Peter, you too may feel unworthy as a sinner, or incapable due to personal limitations, but that’s no excuse. When the Lord calls, the only proper answer is: 'Yes Lord! Yes, I’ll do whatever you ask in faith.'"
Arkansas Catholic Men’s Conference 2016
Published: Saturday, February 6, 2016
"Solomon has a lot to teach us today because we too have responsibility toward others — you as husbands and fathers; I and Archbishop Sartain as bishops. Yet it is often hard to know what to do in the concrete situations we face."
Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C
Published: Sunday, January 24, 2016
Pope Francis has declared this year to be a great Jubilee Year of God's Mercy and in today's Gospel Jesus proclaims that bringing God's mercy to those in need is fundamental for his mission and thus for anyone who would follow him.
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.