Bishop Taylor Homily Library

Homilías en Español

E.g., 07/13/2024
E.g., 07/13/2024

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 the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, 2024
Published: Monday, June 24, 2024
Today we celebrate John the Baptist's dedication and courage in facing the challenges of his day, and we celebrate — and thank God — for Sisters Rosalie and Madeline who have dedicated their entire lives to preparing the way of the Lord amid all the challenges that we face today.
Tuesday, 11th Week of Ordinary Time, Cycle 2, 2024
Published: Tuesday, June 18, 2024
You and I rub shoulders every day with people who we don't like and maybe even people who we fear might pose some sort of a threat to us or the well-being of our families. Jesus challenges us to love these aggravating people as God loves them, meaning 100 percent. 
Monday, 10th Week of Ordinary Time, Cycle 2, 2024
Published: Monday, June 10, 2024
We sin by choosing attitudes that lead us up the ladder, away from joy, away from God, away from the holiness that we long for. In the Beatitudes Jesus points us down the ladder that leads to God and thus to genuine happiness.
10th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B, 2024
Published: Sunday, June 9, 2024
We have become so used to being manipulated by fake news and outrageous distortions that we now have a hard time recognizing the truth when we hear it, especially when that truth is difficult and requires a change in our behavior and attitudes. 
Memorial of St. Boniface, bishop, martyr and 16th Episcopal Anniversary
Published: Wednesday, June 5, 2024
I don’t know of any other historically, English-speaking diocese that has such a high percentage of young priests able to minister in Spanish. We now have weekend Mass in Spanish in 52 of our 130 churches, and fully one-third of our people at Mass on a given weekend are attending Mass in Spanish. St. Bonface the missionary would be proud, as am I.
Priesthood Ordination of Deacon Cody Eveld
Published: Saturday, May 25, 2024
If we trust in Jesus, he who is our Good Shepherd will lead us to the green pastures we long for and to the table that he has prepared for us in the land of the living. He will accompany us through the valley of the shadow of death — all the ups and downs of life — and he will protect us with his rod and staff that give us comfort.
Pentecost Sunday 2024
Published: Saturday, May 18, 2024
If I had not gone in to hear those confessions, I would not have experienced, in that way, just how much the Holy Spirit had already empowered me without me being especially conscious of it: I discovered his power by using it.
Deacon Ordination of Joel Brackett
Published: Wednesday, May 15, 2024
It is the self-sacrificing gift of yourself to the Lord, and so you promise not only to do what I ask you to do, but also to do so with a listening, loving heart.
Ascension of the Lord 2024
Published: Saturday, May 11, 2024
And so Josh, I encourage you and all our other seminarians to keep in mind that as you prepare to proclaim God’s word to others, you also make sure to fully accept that word yourself, with all of its challenging implications, in obedience to the Holy Spirit.
2024 Sixth Sunday of Easter, Year B
Published: Sunday, May 5, 2024
Is such a love even possible for us humans? Jesus says to love each other as he loves each of us. So he apparently thinks this is possible — maybe difficult — but still possible, and he shows us the way.
2024 Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year B
Published: Sunday, April 28, 2024
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? His body united to ours, his blood now flowing in our veins.
Fifth Grade Vocations Day 2024
Published: Tuesday, April 23, 2024
Can you honestly say that Jesus is your best friend? If he is, then doing what he asks will be easy because your “yes” to him is solid. And believe me, he wants to be your best friend. He’s already there right by your side whether you realize it or not.
Easter Vigil Mass 2024
Published: Saturday, March 30, 2024
Today is Jesus’ day of victory. It can be our day of victory too. Those who are united with Jesus in likeness to his death will share in a like resurrection. This share in Jesus’ victory begins in this life for those who have been born again in baptism and live already the life of the Kingdom of God. And it continues in eternal life for those who share fully in Jesus’ victory.
Good Friday of the Lord's Passion 2024
Published: Friday, March 29, 2024
Anger implies that God owes us something that he has not delivered. Anger exalts our will over God’s will and certainly does not “hallow” his name. What did Job say after losing practically everything? “The Lord has given and the Lord has taken away, blessed be the name of the Lord!”
Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord's Supper 2024
Published: Thursday, March 28, 2024
The opportunity to receive Jesus’ body and blood offered in sacrifice for our salvation was not to be a one-time event at the Last Supper. Jesus appointed his apostles to continue to make him present for future believers in the Eucharist offered in his memory. That is why in every Catholic Church we have an altar of sacrifice; not merely a communion table.