Bishop Taylor Homily Library

Homilías en Español

E.g., 07/29/2021
E.g., 07/29/2021

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.

First Sunday of Advent, Year B
Published: Sunday, December 3, 2017
Advent is a time of preparation. It is a time to look inward. It is a time to get ready and to see how ready we really are. You could say figuratively that every one of us has a beeper that could go off at any time.
Thanksgiving 2017
Published: Thursday, November 23, 2017
That's why our time of prayer should begin with a few minutes of self-examination so that like this blind beggar, we too will know what we need to ask Jesus to take a look at and help us deal with in our lives.
Father Gregory Hart Mass of Christian Burial
Published: Monday, November 20, 2017
Then we celebrated an especially beautiful, reverent, heartfelt Mass — our last Mass together and I think we both knew it.
33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A
Published: Sunday, November 19, 2017
So while the first two servants took calculated risks that might have backfired on them, the one who refused to take risks was, ironically, the irresponsible one. 
Diocese of Little Rock Encuentro
Published: Saturday, November 18, 2017
God has entrusted to each of you many talents and he wants us to use these talents to reach out to those who are far from the Lord and far from his Church.
Wednesday, 31st Week of Ordinary Time, Cycle I
Published: Wednesday, November 8, 2017
So to be his disciple we have to love him more than our family, embrace suffering and renounce our possessions. No easy task!
31st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A
Published: Sunday, November 5, 2017
Well native speakers of Aramaic used hyperbole a lot more than we do and they knew not to take hyperbole literally, but rather to pay attention to what Jesus means, which in today's Gospel is his teaching about true greatness.
From Conflict to Fellowship: Lutheran-Catholic Common Commemoration of the Reformation
Published: Monday, October 30, 2017
We’ve come a long way together in the last 50 years, but we’ve still got a long way to go before Christian unity can be fully restored and this wound in the heart of the Church healed.
Catholic Campus Ministry Retreat
Published: Saturday, October 28, 2017
It is often in precisely those areas where we most struggle and fail that we experience God’s presence. Not where we are strong, but rather where we are weak, because this is where we know we most need God’s help and it is from there that he begins to draw us to himself.
Tuesday, 28th Week of Ordinary Time, Cycle I
Published: Tuesday, October 17, 2017
This woundedness, much of it self-inflicted, is a big part of the reason why God has intervened in our lives by sending us Jesus. We all know that Jesus came to save us from the power of sin and death, but consider this, he also came to free us from our own self-condemnation.
28th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A
Published: Sunday, October 15, 2017
Jesus' teaching about the Kingdom of Heaven is as true today as ever (many are invited but few respond) so he warns us through this parable of the wedding feast that despite everything he says elsewhere about God's love and forgiveness, we should not forget that our eternal destiny in heaven depends entirely on how we respond to his offer of love and forgiveness.
100th Anniversary of Apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima
Published: Friday, October 13, 2017
Our Lady of Fatima's "message was to call us to a conversion of heart, repentance from sin and prayer, especially the rosary. We see how on target her message continues to be a century later in today's increasingly immoral, secular society."
Tuesday, 27th Week of Ordinary Time, Cycle I
Published: Tuesday, October 10, 2017
God has no grandchildren, only children. Faith is passed on, but it's not inherited; no one is grandfathered in. Jesus wants us to get to know him ourselves and we will do so by sitting at his feet like Mary did, listening to his words.
27th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A
Published: Saturday, October 7, 2017
Every one of us has some area of personal brokenness deep down that is a source of self-questioning anxiety that weighs on us, and which we can pretend isn't there, but it is. ... That painful place is a gift because that hole in your heart is the opening through which Jesus can enter your life and dwell in your heart in a more profound way than ever before.
26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A
Published: Sunday, October 1, 2017
Let us thank the Lord for all of the blessings we have received from him in this place and commit ourselves to continuing our work of building the Kingdom of God in the church building that will be our new home.