Bishop Taylor Homily Library

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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.

Reception of a Relic of Blessed Stanley Rother
Published: Sunday, January 14, 2018
There is a big difference between a career and a calling. Careers are jobs we choose. The disciples had a career in the fishing industry. Callings are chosen for us by God, whom we then obey. 
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Mass 2018
Published: Saturday, January 13, 2018
And I ask you, what was the greatest obstacle that Dr. King had to overcome? It wasn’t hatefulness, as awful as that was and still is. The greatest obstacle was fear. Racism is rooted in fear, otherwise decent people kept silent out of fear. 
Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God 2018
Published: Monday, January 1, 2018
Joseph and Mary — exhausted and probably dirty — end up in a stable full of camels, donkeys and livestock. There was no lighting, no running water and plenty of manure. It was there, under the most unsanitary conditions imaginable, that our Savior was born to Mary, the Mother of God — whose feast we celebrate today.
Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph 2017
Published: Sunday, December 31, 2017
What makes a family is commitment to each other, marriage and parenting rooted in faith in each other, which for a believer is rooted also in our commitment to the Lord. That's why marriage is sacred and the breakdown of family unity so troubling, not only for sociological reasons, but above all for reasons of faith.
Come and See Retreat Mass 2017
Published: Saturday, December 30, 2017
Second he warns them that the battle is ongoing and that they have to remain vigilant because it is so easy to get off track. There are three main areas of temptation that we all have to struggle with: the world, the flesh and Satan.
The Nativity of the Lord (Christmas) 2017
Published: Monday, December 25, 2017
So we give gifts to Jesus on his birthday by giving gifts to God, which we do by giving gifts to each other. But there’s more: the greatness of a gift comes from how much it cost you personally — not the monetary cost, not how many dollars you spent, but rather how much of yourself that gift represents, your self-sacrificing love — that’s the true cost and true value of a gift.
Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year B
Published: Sunday, December 24, 2017
"The Son of God stripped himself of the privileges of his divinity in order to embrace our damaged human condition because that sacrifice was necessary for him to accomplish his great work of redemption, a work that he completed 33 years later when he sealed with his own blood the New and definitive Covenant with all of humanity."
Third Sunday of Advent, Year B
Published: Sunday, December 17, 2017
We too are “sent by God." We each have a role in his plan of salvation. And what we are sent to do, in one way or another, is to “testify to the light.”
Priesthood Ordination of Nelson Rubio
Published: Saturday, December 16, 2017
Nelson, before the Lord “formed you in the womb he knew you” and without yet knowing it, “before you were born” he had already designated you for a specific role in his divine plan: to be a priest of the Diocese of Little Rock.
Second Sunday of Advent, Year B
Published: Sunday, December 10, 2017
If you came here today afflicted with worries and problems, Jesus wants to comfort you with the Good News that your Savior has come to free you from everything that holds you bound: sins you committed in the past, present circumstances that are beyond your control, uncertainty regarding your future.
Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception 2017
Published: Friday, December 8, 2017
But for that salvation to become yours, to make a difference in your life and in the lives of others, you have to open your heart like Mary and Joseph did. They said in effect: "Yes Lord, whatever you want, I will do!" And so now, how about you?
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. 

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