Latest Homily

by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
on Sunday 10/28/2018

Latest Theology on Tap

by Msgr. Kevin Holmes, Fr. Scott Jablonski
on Thursday 12/6/2018

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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Thursday 12/6/2018
Audio A Visual Pilgrimage through the Holy Land by Msgr. Kevin Holmes, Fr. Scott Jablonski
Bethlehem. A little over 2,000 years ago.  The God who created the stars and mountains and waterfalls decided to enter our world as a vulnerable, helpless baby.  Christ...
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Sunday 10/28/2018
Audio Salvation and the Last Things by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Msgr. Kevin Holmes reflects on the readings, the end of the church year, and the last things.
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Thursday 10/25/2018
Audio Full Communion, Consecration, and Cancer - How God Has Wooed Me by Karen Paschke
Late one evening in 2009 Karen Paschke e-mailed Msgr. Holmes asking how one could return to God after a long absence. Over the next nine years God has drawn her into a de...
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Sunday 10/21/2018
Audio Willing the Good of the Other by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
The Catechism teaches us that love is "willing the good of the other." Msgr. Holmes encourages us to not just desire getting to Heaven, but to desire the means by which w...
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Sunday 10/14/2018
Audio Living Poverty in the World by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Msgr. Holmes explains the Evangelical Counsels that all under religious vows follow in their daily lives. Yet, even the laity are encouraged to have a spirit of detachmen...
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Sunday 10/7/2018
Audio Joy of Childlike Trust by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Msgr. Holmes reflects on the state of marriage and human sexuality throughout the last 50 years, pointing out that when he encounters youth who strive to follow the Gospe...
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Sunday 9/30/2018
Audio A Great Millstone by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Msgr. Holmes interprets the Gospel passage "Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him if a great millstone were put a...
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Thursday 9/27/2018
Audio Cheesehead Catholicism by Colter Sikora
From Friday fish fries to sightings of the Virgin Mary, Wisconsin is host to over 350 years of quirky Catholic culture and history. Tune in and hear about the unique char...
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Sunday 9/23/2018
Audio Hatred of Sin by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Msgr. Holmes once again draws on the readings to exhort us to put our lives into the hands of God and to not just avoid sin, but to hate sin in this life to prepare us fo...
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Sunday 9/16/2018
Audio Who do you say that I am? by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Msgr. Holmes contrasts Mark's and Matthew's versions of the Gospel reading about Peter's profession of faith in Jesus. Our faith in Jesus is rooted in our understanding o...
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Sunday 9/9/2018
Audio Fruit of Christianity by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Msgr. Holmes uses the First Reading and the Gospel to reflect on the stories of deliverance and redemption among God's people, encouraging us to look to the Eucharist for...
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Sunday 9/2/2018
Audio In the Hands of God by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Msgr. Holmes reflects on the current events in the Catholic Church, drawing from the Office of Readings, and exhorting us to "become the kind of stone with which the buil...
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Sunday 8/12/2018
Audio Food for the Journey by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Msgr. Holmes reminds us that receving the Eucharist is not what defines us as a Catholic, but rather the disposition in which we receive and how we are changed after we r...
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Sunday 8/5/2018
Audio Bread from Heaven by Deacon Chris Schmelzer
As we continue the "Bread of Life" discourse on the Holy Eucharist, we encounter the faith and doubt among the people in the time of Jesus. Deacon Chris connects events f...
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Sunday 7/29/2018
Audio The Symbolic Meal by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Starting Chapter 6 of St. John's Gospel, we are treated to the start of Jesus' teaching on the Eucharist. Multiplying the loaves and the fish to feed the 5000 gathered, t...
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Sunday 7/22/2018
Audio Nourished by Him by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Msgr. Holmes draws on the examples of R.C.I.A. and the Rule of St. Benedict to encourage us to approach the Mass and Eucharist with the desire and expectation for the gra...
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Sunday 7/15/2018
Audio Chosen by God by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Msgr. Holmes explains how when God chooses one person and gives a special grade to one person, it is so that His grace might be felt by and given to many through that one...
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Sunday 7/1/2018
Audio Our Benevolent God by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Msgr. Holmes sheds light on the difference between counterfeit and authentic love, especially when related to death. Are we tempted to consider euthansia as a more 'merci...
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Thursday 6/28/2018
Audio Unashamed - Love and Truth for the Whole Person by Anna Carter
Explaining the Church’s teaching on same-sex desires in today’s world isn’t easy. Hesitation. Embarrassment…Shame. Living the Church’s teaching on same sex desi...
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Sunday 6/24/2018
Audio The Birth of St. John the Baptist by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
On the solemnity of the birth of St. John the Baptist, Msgr. Holmes reflects on how John prepared the world for the coming of Jesus. The Gospel reading gives the account ...
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