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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.

Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul 2015
I could give you a long list of points of conflict between Church teaching and our increasingly secular society: pro-life issues, social justice issues, attacks in the media and now same-sex marriage. 
12th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B
"Laudato Si" asks very good questions about the world economy as currently structured in which market forces prevail in such a way as to make a few people and nations very rich and leave the vast majority of humanity in poverty.
Monday, 11th Week, Ordinary Time, Cycle I
When Jesus said, "be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect," he gave us an assignment that is impossible, but his intention was to challenge us, not discourage us.
Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ 2015
And this one-time bloody sacrifice of his Body on Calvary is repeated every time we celebrate the Eucharist, the unbloody sacrifice of his Body and Blood on our altar and received by us in Communion. 
Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity 2015
His nature is one, just as love is one, but this single divine nature subsists in three divine persons, who each invest all of their divine personhood in the others.
Diaconate Ordination of Mario Jacobo and Taryn Whittington
But united to him, you will bear fruit abundantly. Or more accurately, he will bear abundant fruit through you, through your ministry.
Diaconate Ordination of Dr. Joseph Chan
Satan may do his worst — he can cause terrible automobile accidents — and, as with Jesus, appear to do us great harm, but he cannot prevail if you are fully united to the Lord.
Pentecost Sunday 2015
Look around and you will see many unhappy, frustrated people who have exhausted themselves trying to make it through the challenges of life without God's power and light.
Diaconate Ordination of Norman McFall
And you will do this not just with words, but also by your way of life and the way you treat others — with dignity and respect, regardless of any issues they may be facing.
Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord
And when they reached a point where they had sufficient ownership to begin to take over, he delegated to them — and to us — responsibility and authority for continuing the work that he had begun.
Sixth Sunday of Easter, Year B
Today we celebrate Mother's Day, and I can tell you that as a group, mothers have more to teach us about sacrificial love than almost anyone else on this planet.
Abbot Leonard Wangler Blessing Mass
I can tell you from personal experience that the Lord will provide you with every grace and everything else you need to be a good father to this monastic community.
Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year B
If Jesus is the nourishment that gives life to all the branches of the vine, isn't it obvious that the Eucharist is the sacramental means by which we receive that nourishment?
Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year B
Jesus did that on Good Friday, for sure. But actually he had already laid down his life for us years earlier. That's what the story of his temptations was about at the beginning of his public ministry: death to self.
Third Sunday of Easter, Year B
If it doesn't lead us to obedience, to the doing of God's will, then it is not knowledge at all — no matter how eloquently we philosophize or how intensely we feel.

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