Latest Homily

by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
on Sunday 8/14/2016

Latest Theology on Tap

by Katie Behrens
on Thursday 7/28/2016

Media Archive

Welcome to Media Archive of the Cathedral Parish. Many Catholic talks and events in downtown Madison are being recorded and put on this website. You can browse and search recent talks below, or subscribe to future recordings via RSS or Podcast.

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Sunday 8/14/2016
Audio Setting the Earth on Fire by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Msgr. Holmes explains how, much like wildfires, if we resist the small, purifying fire of the Holy Spirit, we are putting ourselves at risk for a catastrophic fire that i...
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Sunday 7/31/2016
Audio What Matters Most by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Msgr. Holmes reflects on a recent visit to Meriter Hospital to anoint a sick patient surrounded by friends and family, and how this woman must have been rich in what matt...
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Thursday 7/28/2016
Audio Fairy Tales and Faith by Katie Behrens
J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, G.K. Chesterton - some of the greatest Christian writers of the modern age had a profound love of myth and "fairy stories". What role did the ...
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Sunday 7/24/2016
Audio Acting with Justice by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Msgr. Holmes uses the first reading from Genesis to show how God acted with justice towards Sodom and Gomorrah, encouraging us to look for opportunities in our lives to s...
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Sunday 7/17/2016
Audio The Better Part by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Msgr. Holmes contrasts the readings of the day - with Abraham entertaining three visiting angels and Mary choosing to spend time with our Lord rather than preparing a mea...
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Sunday 7/3/2016
Audio Faithful Prosperity by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
On the day before Independence Day, Msgr. Holmes reminds us how much we have to be grateful for in this country, but also how important it is to pray for the future of ou...
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Sunday 6/26/2016
Audio A Father's Love by Bishop Robert Morlino
Bishop Morlino receives two Madison seminarians, Tim Mergen and Enan Zelinski, into the candidacy for the Priesthood. He reflects on how a good father always worries more...
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Thursday 6/23/2016
Audio From Pilot to Priest - How the Discovery of Virtue Changed My Life by Tim Mergen
Seminarian Tim Mergen shares his story of how God called him away from a successful career as a U.S. Air Force special operations pilot to pursue a priestly vocation. Tim...
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Sunday 6/12/2016
Audio Friendship with God by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Msgr. Holmes argues that sin is not just "crime and punishment" or "moral perfection", but in terms of our relationship with God. Since God has been so good to us, we aim...
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Sunday 6/5/2016
Audio Life in Christ by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Using recent studies on life expectancies in the United States, Msgr. Holmes exhorts us to stay close to Christ - not just to live a longer life - but to have life in ete...
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Sunday 5/29/2016
Audio Feast of Corpus Christi by Bishop Robert Morlino
On the Feast of Corpus Christi, Bishop Morlino reflects on the mystery of the eucharist and the priesthood.
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Thursday 5/26/2016
Audio Why Christianity? A Catholic Looks at Islam by Fr. Mark Miller
Join us for the fourth in a series of ToT talks in which we will dialogue with other religious traditions and perspectives. Each "Why Christianity?" talk will seek to ide...
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Sunday 5/22/2016
Audio Wisdom of the Creator by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Msgr. Holmes uses the Creed, "through Him all things were made," and the First Reading to show how the Son has been present since the moment of Creation, in union with th...
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Sunday 5/15/2016
Audio Have you no Fear of God? by Bishop Robert Morlino
Bishop Morlino exhorts the Confirmation candidates at Cathedral Parish to embrace the gifts of the Holy Spirit that they will receive during the Mass. Confirmation should...
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Sunday 5/8/2016
Audio Why Did Christ Ascend to Heaven? by Bishop Robert Morlino
Bishop Morlino explains why Christ had to ascend to heaven. Christ's Ascension completed his work as Eternal High Priest, when he took his place at the right hand of the ...
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Sunday 5/1/2016
Audio The Gift of the Holy Spirit by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Msgr. Holmes discusses the readings, which look forward to the gift of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost.
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Sunday 4/24/2016
Audio Heaven is a Communion by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Msgr. Holmes uses the second reading's vision of heaven as a city to contrast the communion of the Church with the individualism of contemporary American culture.
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Sunday 4/17/2016
Audio Good Shepherd Sunday by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Msgr. Holmes uses the story of St. Paul in the second reading to emphasize praying for vocations - especially to the priesthood - on Good Shepherd Sunday. 
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Sunday 4/3/2016
Audio The Mind of Christ by Bishop Robert Morlino
Bishop Morlino uses the Gospel passage "Blessed are they who have not seen yet believe" to reflect on how our culture emphasizes science and observation while virtually i...
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Thursday 3/31/2016
Audio The Opportunity of Suffering: Being Open To God's Will by Jeff Hoeben
We must all carry our crosses, sometimes they seem large, and others seem small. Within each struggle, there is an opportunity for growth and knowledge. There is opportun...
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