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.

Second Sunday of Lent, Year B
Even more so than Abraham, it was precisely in putting all his hope and trust in his heavenly Father that Jesus gives God the glory.
Ash Wednesday 2015
Even those whom the world judges most successful discover eventually that success without significance is empty.
Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B
He loved them and affirmed the human dignity even of those who had hateful attitudes and behaviors, and even when he already knew they wouldn't respond.
Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B  
Slavery is an experience of powerlessness and oppression. Leadership is the exercise of power and freedom. Slavery is darkness, leadership is light.
Catholic Arkansas Sharing Appeal 2015  
Our finances are much tighter than in the past, in part because so many young men have opened their hearts to welcome Jesus' call to serve you as your future priests. 
Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B  
Others are enslaved to compulsions and habits of sin that have taken possession of them almost as if they were possessed by a demon.
Arkansas Catholic Men’s Conference 2015  
Most of the disciples saved that day from drowning will one day die a martyr’s death, perish in a different kind of storm but a storm nonetheless.
Mass for Life 2015  
Hebrew names have a literal meaning and Samuel can mean "God listens" or "He listens to God.”
Baptism of the Lord, Year B, 2015  
As Dr. King says, "Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend."
Religious Liberty Address
We Catholics have learned what is at stake when religious liberty is not protected.
Epiphany of the Lord 2015  
Then they present him gifts symbolic of who their Savior is and what he has come to do: gold for a king, frankincense to worship him as God, and myrrh for his burial following his sacrificial death for our salvation.
Saturday, Christmas Weekday, Cycle I
The Lord can use you to make a difference as another Christ for today's world, as another "Lamb of God" who offers himself in loving sacrifice because in our specific case, that is what faithfulness to God requires.
Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God 2015
It is a time for reflecting on the past and the present, and then making resolutions for the future. Reflecting on the past involves, of necessity, a certain amount of ambiguity tolerance, which gives us needed perspective for dealing with problems in the present. Looking to the future is an exercise in hope.
Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph
They were now not just husband and wife, but also foster-father and mother, and this transition produced in them virtues that we see throughout the story of Jesus' infancy and childhood.
Nativity of the Lord 2014  
Their light of love protected and nurtured our light of salvation, raised him, trained him, formed him in the quiet warmth of a humble home in Nazareth until that day 30 years later when his public ministry will begin and his light burst forth for all who have eyes to see.

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