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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.

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.
Second Sunday of Advent, Year C, 2015
Published: Sunday, December 6, 2015
There are three Advents because Christ is king not only of all places but also of all times: the past — Christmas, the future — the end of the world, and the present — and his coming in the present is the most important of the three.
First Sunday of Advent, Year C, 2015
Published: Sunday, November 29, 2015
If you are vigilant and pray and act, not to worry: you'll be ready for the Lord when he comes. But if you don't, watch out!
Thanksgiving 2015
Published: Tuesday, November 24, 2015
We need to open our eyes and see, open our hearts and feel, open our lips and say with Jesus, "Father, I thank you." At the bottom line, that's what Thanksgiving is all about.
Solemnity of our Lord Jesus Christ the King 2015
Published: Sunday, November 22, 2015
Earthly governments come and go, but the Kingdom of God is everlasting. Earthly nations have borders, but the Kingdom of God has no limits.
32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B
Published: Sunday, November 8, 2015
If you are generous and faithful to him, he'll be faithful to you and provide for all your needs — and by the way, as your desires become simpler and more in accord with God's will, even all your desires begin to be met.
All Souls Day 2015
Published: Monday, November 2, 2015
For us to be able to enjoy fully the infinite joy of heaven, God has to do something to remedy our limitations — otherwise we’d be like a three year old on vacation in Paris with his parents — there physically but too limited to enjoy it fully.
Archdiocese of Oklahoma City Red Mass
Published: Saturday, October 31, 2015
We owe you a tremendous debt for your faithful service and we pray that the Holy Spirit will give you the wisdom of Solomon as you seek to exercise your profession in a way truly worthy of the Lord.
Solemnity of All Saints 2015
Published: Saturday, October 31, 2015
How hard do you really try to be pure of heart? Most people try to live “good” lives, or more precisely: “good enough” lives, but good enough for what? Good enough to stay out of jail? Good enough to make it into purgatory?
White Mass 2015
Published: Friday, October 30, 2015
Patients tell you secrets that only their confessor knows and which you receive with healing compassion.
30th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B
Published: Thursday, October 22, 2015
I often remind people that God has no grandchildren, only children. You can't just passively inherit the faith.

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