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 Taylor reflects on USCCB meeting — Nov. 17, 2018


Bishop releases update on ongoing sex abuse crisis — Oct. 23, 2018


Bishop discloses names of clergy credibly accused of child sexual abuse — Sept. 10, 2018


Bishop comments on Pennsylvania grand jury report — Aug. 16, 2018


Bishop addresses resignation of cardinal — July 31, 2018


Bishop: Don't separate immigrant families — June 19, 2018


Bishop appeals for conscience protection — March 9, 2018


Bishop appeals for regulations on firearms — Feb. 28, 2018


Bishop sends letter urging DACA protection — Feb. 5, 2018


Bishop releases letter about March for Life — Jan. 17, 2018


Bishop: Avoid services of Matthias Heppel — Oct. 31, 2017


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