Latest Homily

by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
on Sunday 10/16/2016

Latest Theology on Tap

by Michael Wagner
on Thursday 9/29/2016

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 10/16/2016
Audio Doing Our Share (Part 1) by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Msgr. Holmes begins talking about the financial state of the Cathedral Parish, with the homilies the next two weeks detailing the needs of each parishoner. He explains th...
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Sunday 10/9/2016
Audio Facing the East by Bishop Robert Morlino
Bishop Morlino discusses marriage as a sign of the eternal nature of the soul. We are destined for Heaven, and we cannot find it here on Earth.
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Sunday 10/2/2016
Audio The Vision Will Not Disappoint by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Respect Life Sunday and the first reading encourages us to persist in prayer and faith that the vision of life and peace on earth will come in God's time. In the Gospel, ...
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Thursday 9/29/2016
Audio The Paradoxical Path to Happiness by Michael Wagner
Today in the United States we experience greater material abundance and greater freedom of choice than was experienced by our parents, grandparents or great-grandparents;...
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Sunday 9/25/2016
Audio The Charitable Life by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Using the needs of Madison, Catholic Charities, and the St. Vincent de Paul Society as examples, Msgr. Holmes explains the need for each Christian to live a life of chari...
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Sunday 9/18/2016
Audio Lies of Convenience by Bishop Robert Morlino
Bishop Morlino exhorts us to overcome the lies of our current culture and to seek holiness with enthusiasm and zealousness.
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Sunday 9/11/2016
Audio Hopeful Conversion by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Msgr. Holmes draws on the example of the conversion of St. Paul to inspire hope in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and shares a story of Bishop Wirz that "God doe...
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Sunday 9/4/2016
Audio Who can even conceive the mind of the Lord? by Bishop Robert Morlino
Bishop Morlino talks about the first reading about the Wisdom of God, and announces that he will soon begin celebrating his Stational Mass at the Cathedral Parish ad orie...
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Sunday 8/28/2016
Audio The Heart of Humility by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Msgr. Holmes draws on the readings, Gospel, and an exhortation by (then) Cardinal Ratzinger to allow humility to envelop our lives - through conversion, the Kingdom of Go...
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Thursday 8/25/2016
Audio Satisfying the Ultimate Hunger by Sr. Alicia Torres
In the deepest recesses of the human heart lies a hunger that seems impossible to satiate. Where does it come from, and can it really be satisfied? At this month's Theolo...
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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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