Recent Updates

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor formally dedicated the new Catholic mission in Decatur...
For the second time in a month, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)...
In response to the loss of life, destruction of property and catastrophic...
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Statements and Letters

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The following is a collection of the recent statements and letters from Bishop Anthony B. Taylor. For more information, visit or contact the Office of the Bishop.

Bishop makes statement about Father Bass — Sept. 25, 2017


Bishop appeals to governor about DACA — Sept. 1, 2017

Bishop responds to proposed budget cuts — May 26, 2017

Bishop appeals to governor to halt executions — March 2, 2017

Bishop addresses recent executive actions by President Donald Trump — Jan. 29, 2017

Bishop addresses presidential election results — Nov. 11, 2016

Diocese reports sexual abuse by ex-priest — Sept. 4, 2016

Bishop releases letter about the death of his mother — April 26, 2016

Bishop addresses seminarian dismissal — Dec. 3, 2015

Bishop Taylor addresses changes to annulment process — Sept. 10, 2015

Bishop Taylor addresses abolishing the death penalty in Arkansas — Sept. 4, 2015

Bishop clarifies absolution for sin of abortion — Sept. 3, 2015

Bishop Taylor addresses Ashley Madison data breach — Aug. 30, 2015

Bishop addresses Planned Parenthood videos — Aug. 6, 2015

Bishop addresses Supreme Court decision requiring licensing of same-sex marriages — July 1, 2015

Bishop addresses Arkansas Religious Freedom Restoration Act — April 3, 2015

Statement about executive order on immigration — Nov. 21, 2014

Response to amicus brief filing — Oct. 3, 2014

Amicus Brief to Arkansas Supreme Court — Sept. 15, 2014

Motion for Leave to File the Amicus Brief — Sept. 15, 2014

Statement on humanitarian crisis at U.S. southern border — July 25, 2014

Statement on same-sex marriage in Arkansas — May 12, 2014

Bishop seeks clarification from Vatican on QualChoice — April 30, 2014

Private option insurance for state’s poor necessary — Feb. 4, 2014

Letter to Support Comprehensive Immigration Reform — Sept. 3, 2013

Recent Updates

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor formally dedicated the new Catholic mission in Decatur...
For the second time in a month, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)...
In response to the loss of life, destruction of property and catastrophic...