New web-based show to feature Bishop Taylor, cathedral – Arkansas Catholic

The series will highlight Catholic dioceses, cathedrals and bishops in 42 states

Released: September 28, 2022

Malea Hargett

Monsignor Kieran E. Harrington of Brooklyn, NY, interviews Bishop Anthony B. Taylor on October 19, 2019 at the Cathedral of St. Andrew for an episode of “The Chair,” which explores the history of the bishop, the cathedral, and the diocese goes.

A new online series celebrating Catholicism in the United States will feature the Diocese of Little Rock. “The Chair” combines images of St. Andrew’s Cathedral with interviews with Bishop Anthony B. Taylor and national historians who tell stories of the founding of the diocese.

According to producer DeSales Media, “With exceptional visual and production values, the program combines the history, architecture and art of the cathedral and diocese with Bishop Taylor’s example of being a holy man in a modern world. The bishop shares his own journey of faith, his current concerns, and his hopes for a bright future.”

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The starting point of the 22-minute episode is the bishop’s chair, the cathedra, where the word “cathedral” comes from.

DeSales Media said, “It is the symbolic heart of the diocese and represents the bishop’s authority to sanctify, preach and govern as the true successor of the apostles. From the exquisite detail and symbolism of the cathedra chair and church building, The Chair continues to explore the human side of the diocese.”

“This video is beautifully made and rightly emphasizes the beauty of our cathedral and its importance as a ‘bishop’s church,'” Bishop Taylor told Arkansas Catholic. “It was also nice to see the focus shift to the growth of the faith in Arkansas over our 179 years as a diocese and the contribution that each of our bishops has made to that growth over all those years.”

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As explained in each episode’s introduction, the series is “an exploration of what it means to be an Apostle in America.”

“This video is beautifully made and rightly emphasizes the beauty of our cathedral and its importance as a ‘bishop’s church,'” Bishop Taylor told Arkansas Catholic. “It was also nice to see the focus shift to the growth of the faith in Arkansas over our 179 years as a diocese and the contribution that each of our bishops has made to that growth over all those years.”

During 2019 and 2020, Arkansas Catholic and the Diocese of Little Rock worked closely with DeSales Media, the non-profit Catholic Department of Technology and Communications in the Diocese of Brooklyn, NY, to provide historical photos of past bishops and religious orders in the state. Host Msgr. Kieran E. Harrington and a video crew visited Little Rock October 18-19, 2019, interviewing Bishop Taylor and recording the interior and exterior of the cathedral, downtown Little Rock and during a vigil conducted by Bishop Taylor on Saturday .

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Monsignor Harrington, Vicar for Communications for the Diocese of Brooklyn and founder of DeSales Media Group, was appointed National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies in 2021.

Bill Maier, CEO of DeSales Media and Secretary of Communications for the Diocese of Brooklyn said, “We created The Chair because we wanted to tell the story of the Catholic Church in America. There is so much to learn about our faith everywhere, our diverse nation and the beautiful cathedrals everywhere. We are pleased to share the perspectives of so many of our bishops, and we hope believers across the country will join us in celebrating the past, present and future of the Church.”

The 85-episode series, which includes visits to cathedrals in 42 states, is available to watch for free on thechair.com. You must subscribe to watch the episode, but you can watch preview clips at youtube.com/cdolr.


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