Bishop Taylor Homily Library

Homilías en Español

E.g., 10/27/2021
E.g., 10/27/2021

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.

Good Friday of the Lord's Passion 2019
Published: Friday, April 19, 2019
Well all of us regard Jesus as a loved one and on Good Friday he was a prisoner about to be executed, so we have twice as much reason to listen to his last words and fulfill his deathbed wishes. His last seven words in this life have a lot to say to us who must now take up our crosses and follow him.
Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord's Supper 2019
Published: Thursday, April 18, 2019
Jesus took his disciples back into the past in order to fulfill that past in the present, show how the liberation God accomplished through Moses then prefigures the far greater liberation that God is accomplishing through Jesus now.
Chrism Mass 2019
Published: Monday, April 15, 2019
The sacraments in which these oils will be used are all moments of personal encounter with the Lord, not only for our own personal benefit and consolation, but also for the purpose of mission, of being sent forth.
40 Days for Life Presentation
Published: Sunday, April 14, 2019
I prefer the bumper sticker that says: “Abortion Leaves One Dead and One Wounded”. The reason is that you’re not really pro-life (you’re just anti-abortion) unless you care about both the mother and her child.
Palm Sunday 2019
Published: Sunday, April 14, 2019
Who followed him? Humble people who knew they needed the salvation he came to offer. And that’s how Jesus operates even today. Let us lay our lives before him, not merely our cloaks, and welcome him as our king.
Reflection on "Christus Vivit" ("Christ Lives")
Published: Saturday, April 6, 2019
The basic insight that runs throughout the entire document revolves around two questions: What can the Church teach the young? and, What can the young teach the Church?  And the answer to both questions is hope.
Deacon Recommitment Mass 2019
Published: Sunday, March 31, 2019
Faithful diaconal service also involves embracing the cross. Otherwise the love you invest in your ministry would not be sacrificial. I'm sure many of you can list a series of moments in ministry when your share in the cross of Jesus Christ became very real. Times when your efforts were misunderstood, misconstrued or even made fun of.
Second Sunday of Lent 2019
Published: Saturday, March 16, 2019
Only God could produce a nation from a man with a fertility problem. Only God would have the crazy wisdom to choose as his messenger a man with a speech impediment and give us his law through a fugitive murderer. Only God would think to found his Church on a coward who would deny Christ in his moment of greatest need.
Ash Wednesday 2019
Published: Wednesday, March 6, 2019
And yet God who is bigger than the entire universe and more powerful than the big bang, he who created the universe and caused the big bang, this God has intervened to save us from final death and make our brief moment of existence eternal.
Catholic Arkansas Sharing Appeal 2019
Published: Saturday, February 2, 2019   
We ordained eight new priests in 2018, six the year before that and two more this year — 16 new priests in the last three years … the light is stronger than the darkness. We presently have around 60 men from all around the state in formation to become deacons, which will soon double the number of permanent deacons we have in active ministry … the light is stronger than the darkness.
Mass for Life 2019
Published: Sunday, January 20, 2019
Today we give witness to the sacredness of life in the womb, but that witness will lose credibility if we forget that this life remains sacred once it leaves the womb … all the way to natural death.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Mass 2019
Published: Saturday, January 19, 2019
Daniel Rudd’s Catholic faith was his anchor in the storm, the foundation for his courage and his comfort in the darkness he experienced. He passed to his eternal reward at 78 years of age in 1932.
Dedication of Blessed Sacrament Church in Jonesboro
Published: Sunday, January 13, 2019
Today we — the Church — are gathered to dedicate this house of God and we do so in a series of ritual acts culminating in the celebration of the Eucharist whereby God takes up residence in this building sacramentally for the very first time.
Nativity of the Lord (Christmas) 2018
Published: Tuesday, December 25, 2018
God's sign is the baby in need of help and in poverty. God made himself small in part to inspire us to open our hearts to welcome him also in those who — like that baby born 2,000 years ago — are poor and defenseless in our world today.
Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year C
Published: Sunday, December 23, 2018
The Hail Mary, on the other hand is not worship, but it is a spiritual conversation with the mother of God in heaven. In it we praise Mary, profess our faith in her Son and ask for her prayers.