Published: Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Bishop Anthony B. Taylor released the following statement, June 19, regarding the decision to separate immigrant children from their parents when they enter the country. "This latest action of our government in separating children from their parents shows us clearly the depths of the depravity that sets in when, year after year, we deny people their basic human rights — in this case, the right to immigrate when desperate circumstances so require. People fleeing intolerable situations should be welcomed with open arms and a generous heart.
Published: Thursday, June 7, 2018
A Mass of Thanksgiving will be celebrated Tuesday, June 26 to honor five priests who are celebrating special anniversaries of priestly service in the Diocese Little Rock. Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, who celebrated his 10th anniversary of episcopacy on June 5, will also be honored. In addition, 16 retired priests will be recognized for their service. The bishop will celebrate the Mass at 5:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Andrew in Little Rock. A dinner reception will follow in McDonald Hall that is open to everyone. No reservations are required. All are invited to attend.
Published: Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Bishop Anthony B. Taylor is celebrating his 10th anniversary as shepherd of the Diocese of Little Rock, June 5, while on retreat with priests at Subiaco Abbey. A special Mass of thanksgiving, to celebrate all jubilarian priests serving in Arkansas, will include the bishop's anniversary on June 26. All are invited to attend this Mass at 5:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Andrew in Little Rock with reception to follow in McDonald Hall. The former parish priest for the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City was named the seventh bishop of our diocese, which includes the entire state of Arkansas,
Published: Friday, May 4, 2018
Bishop Anthony B. Taylor will ordain eight men to the priesthood in May and June. This is the largest ordination class for the Diocese of Little Rock in more than 60 years. The first ordination will be celebrated Saturday, May 26 for the following seminarians: Deacons Tuyen Do; Patrick Friend; Jeff Hebert; and Keith Higginbotham. The 10 a.m. ordination Mass will be held at Christ the King Church in Little Rock with a reception to follow in the Family Life Center. The night before, on Friday, May 25, a holy hour to pray for these men and for an increase in vocations to the priesthood
Published: Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Bishop Anthony B. Taylor will celebrate the diaconate ordination Mass of Jon Miskin at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 23 at Christ the King Church in Little Rock. Being ordained a transitional deacon is a major step toward priestly ordination. A reception will follow the Mass. All are invited to attend. Guests are also welcome to attend a holy hour for Miskin at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 23 at Christ the King. During eucharistic adoration and vespers, prayers will be offered for him and an increase in vocations to the priesthood and religious life. Miskin, 28, is the son of Michael John
Published: Monday, April 23, 2018
Bishop Anthony B. Taylor will celebrate a Mass to honor deacons celebrating 25 years of service to the Diocese of Little Rock on Tuesday, April 24 at 5 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Andrew in Little Rock. All are invited to attend. The following deacons will be celebrated: Deacons Bill Brandon of Blytheville, Al Genna of Bella Vista, Joe Harrison of Hot Springs, Elton Harrison of Pine Bluff (retired), Clarence Leis of Rogers (retired), Chuck Marino of Springdale, Bo McAllister and Bill Wrape (retired), both of Little Rock, John Serio of Ruston, La. and Bob Morris of Heber Springs (retired).
Published: Friday, March 9, 2018
Bishop Anthony B. Taylor wrote the following letter, March 9, 2018, to the Arkansas delegation in Washington asking them to pass the Conscience Protection Act, which would protect doctors and nurses from being forced to assist with abortions. The letter reads: “I am contacting you to urge that the Conscience Protection Act (HR 644/S 301) be enacted into law as part of the final FY 2018 funding bill. “I realize that you understand the urgent need for Americans to be free from the government being able to force them to violate their deeply held convictions about the respect
Published: Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered the following letter to the Arkansas delegation in Washington, Feb. 28, to ask them to support “reasonable, life-saving regulations on firearms” in response to the Feb. 14 school shooting in Parkland, Florida, and other mass shootings. The letter reads: “I join the student survivors of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in urging you to do what Congress has been reluctant to do for too long. Now is the time to enact reasonable, life-saving regulations on firearms that include: a civilian ban on