Bishop Taylor Homily Library

Homilías en Español

E.g., 08/05/2020
E.g., 08/05/2020

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.

Diaconate Ordination of Jon Miskin
Published: Wednesday, May 23, 2018
You’ve already received other sacraments, but those were all for your own benefit. Baptism, reconciliation, Eucharist and confirmation were all gifts of God to benefit you personally. Holy orders, however, is for the benefit of others. You become a gift of God for them.
Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church
Published: Monday, May 21, 2018
Yesterday the Holy Spirit descended on the Apostles and empowered them to go forth and proclaim the Kingdom of God … and thus the Church was born. Today, Jesus entrusts his Church to the care of his mother.
Fifth Grade Vocations Day 2018
Published: Wednesday, May 9, 2018
And out of all of these things that occurred when I was in fifth grade like you, I came to realize not only what a blessing it is to be a Catholic, but also more importantly, that Jesus would be with me and help me if I was true to him.
Monday of the Fifth Week of Easter
Published: Monday, April 30, 2018
But like with the Church at the time of the Council of Trent, there are changes we can make that will make a big difference and put our school back on a solid footing. And just like back then, if we make the necessary sacrifices and don’t give in to fear, a bright future is possible for us and for future generations here at St. Edward.
Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year B
Published: Saturday, April 28, 2018
Sometimes I have to prune and trim, which isn't always all that pleasant. But most of the time it's just a daily process of hoeing and pulling weeds and watering and even putting down a little manure once in awhile. I don't care what we smell like, what I care about is caring for the Lord’s garden, producing abundant fruit.
Tuesday of the Fourth Week of Easter
Published: Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Jesus tells us that he has come to give his sheep eternal life and that we shall never perish — meaning that even though death occurs, it has no lasting power over us. If you are looking for a shepherd able to support you in time of suffering and guide you through the final passage to the next life, then Jesus is all you really need.
Third Sunday of Easter, Year B
Published: Sunday, April 15, 2018
When Jesus rose from the dead on the third day we had for the first time in human history direct confirmation that bodily resurrection of the dead can indeed occur, because it did in the case of Jesus. This gives us confidence that God's promise to raise us up on the last day will be verified in us as well.
Divine Mercy Sunday 2018
Published: Sunday, April 8, 2018
We pray for those who have suffered the grave injustice of sexual abuse by clergy and others in our Church and society. And we commit ourselves to doing all in our power to set things right: to help victims from the past and to work hard to make sure that these crimes never occur again.
Easter Sunday 2018
Published: Sunday, April 1, 2018
But today, on Easter Sunday, Jesus' followers discover the 90 percent of reality that his tormenters did not see: The supernatural power of God which had been already at work in a hidden way during Jesus' public ministry was now evident in the facts of his resurrection.
Good Friday of the Lord's Passion 2018
Published: Friday, March 30, 2018
(Jesus) proposed an alternate vision predicated on persuasion rather than coercion, service rather than the pursuit of power, humility rather than pride, trust rather than control. And he did not abandon this vision, this truth, no matter what they did to him.
Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord's Supper 2018
Published: Thursday, March 29, 2018
And Jesus will pay for us by pouring out his own blood on the doorpost of the cross. From that day forward, Jesus becomes our master and we become his servants. That is what the Blessed Mother means when she says: “I am the handmaid of the Lord!”
Chrism Mass 2018
Published: Monday, March 26, 2018
And this year we have the joy of knowing that the Chrism we consecrate today will be used to ordain eight new priests for the Diocese of Little Rock and two new priests for Subiaco (Abbey), 10 new priests altogether — the largest number of ordinations in a single year we have ever had.
Palm Sunday 2018
Published: Sunday, March 25, 2018
(Jesus') followers fled like wild animals but Jesus stayed and submitted. You can lead domesticated livestock to the slaughter-house. They submit because they trust us. Jesus trusted God the Father and so, like a lamb led to slaughter, he submitted.
Fifth Sunday of Lent, Year B
Published: Saturday, March 17, 2018
We are truly free only when we are not attached to material possessions, including our own life, and are willing to sacrifice everything when God asks us to. And that is precisely what we promise in Mass when we offer ourselves to God in union with Jesus in this sacrifice of the altar.
Fourth Sunday of Lent, Year B
Published: Sunday, March 11, 2018
God did not reveal those truths merely to satisfy our intellectual curiosity. He did so for one reason and that is to give us the confidence and trust we need to make the most important investment decision of our entire life: where to invest our self, not just our money: our life, our dreams — all we are and all we hope for.