Bishop Taylor Homily Library

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E.g., 07/24/2024
E.g., 07/24/2024

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.

Religious Liberty Address
Published: Saturday, January 10, 2015
We Catholics have learned what is at stake when religious liberty is not protected.
Epiphany of the Lord 2015
Published: Sunday, January 4, 2015   
Then they present him gifts symbolic of who their Savior is and what he has come to do: gold for a king, frankincense to worship him as God, and myrrh for his burial following his sacrificial death for our salvation.
Saturday, Christmas Weekday, Cycle I
Published: Saturday, January 3, 2015
The Lord can use you to make a difference as another Christ for today's world, as another "Lamb of God" who offers himself in loving sacrifice because in our specific case, that is what faithfulness to God requires.
Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God 2015
Published: Wednesday, December 31, 2014
It is a time for reflecting on the past and the present, and then making resolutions for the future. Reflecting on the past involves, of necessity, a certain amount of ambiguity tolerance, which gives us needed perspective for dealing with problems in the present. Looking to the future is an exercise in hope.
Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph
Published: Sunday, December 28, 2014
They were now not just husband and wife, but also foster-father and mother, and this transition produced in them virtues that we see throughout the story of Jesus' infancy and childhood.
Nativity of the Lord 2014
Published: Thursday, December 25, 2014   
Their light of love protected and nurtured our light of salvation, raised him, trained him, formed him in the quiet warmth of a humble home in Nazareth until that day 30 years later when his public ministry will begin and his light burst forth for all who have eyes to see.
Fourth Sunday of Advent 2014, Year B
Published: Tuesday, December 23, 2014   
Mary doesn't doubt, but being a virgin she does ask how this humanly impossible conception will take place.
Priestly Ordination of Deacon Jack Sidler
Published: Saturday, December 20, 2014   
In every Mass you celebrate, in every homily you prepare, in every interaction with the people God entrusts to your care. You are to bring Gospel joy to every baptism, every wedding and every person you visit in the hospital.
Diaconate Ordination of Luis Miguel Pacheco
Published: Wednesday, December 17, 2014
This gift of yourself will be both a sign of pastoral charity and an inspiration to it, as well as a source of spiritual fruitfulness in the world.
Third Sunday of Advent 2014, Year B
Published: Sunday, December 14, 2014   
Just like in the time of John the Baptist, the path to our true home leads through a desert of repentance and reform.
Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe 2014
Published: Friday, December 12, 2014   
And it was by means of her love and her identification with them that the people of Mexico came to understand and accept the faith. And this is the miracle of Guadalupe.
Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception 2014 — Catholic High School
Published: Monday, December 8, 2014
Open your heart to God who makes the impossible, possible for us. So, are you a man of prayer? If not, how are you going to know what God wants you to do with your life?
Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception 2014 — Mount St. Mary Academy
Published: Monday, December 8, 2014   
Pope Francis said: "Women have an ability to give life and tenderness that we men don't have." This tenderness that you can offer is very much needed in today's Church and today's world.
Second Sunday of Advent 2014, Year B
Published: Sunday, December 7, 2014
You and I are citizens of that kingdom whose establishment John the Baptist prepared and Jesus accomplished.
First Sunday of Advent 2014, Year B
Published: Sunday, November 30, 2014
We have an obligation in justice to work to improve the structures of society, but we know than none of these important worldly efforts can satisfy any of the deeper needs of the human heart.