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13:14
by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
on Sunday 10/13/2019

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1:06:45
by Bishop Donald Hying
on Thursday 10/24/2019

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 10/24/2019
1:06:45
Audio Being Catholic in a Post-Modern World by Bishop Donald Hying
Listen to this special Theology on Tap where Bishop Hying shared some thoughts on what it means to be a Catholic in today's world. Using personal stories, scripture, and ...
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Sunday 10/13/2019
13:14
Audio Gratitude Makes for a Happy Life by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Comparing the cases of leprosy recounted in the first reading and in the Gospel, Msgr. Holmes explains how the sacred authors saw a link between leprosy and our fallen hu...
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Sunday 9/29/2019
19:06
Audio Calvin and Lazarus by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Msgr. Holmes compares the Calivinist doctrine of predestinationism to the attitude of the Pharisees in the time of Jesus. Wealth in this world does not reflect our destin...
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Sunday 9/22/2019
16:57
Audio Our Stewardship is Coming to an End by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Are we using the goods of our Master well? Msgr. Holmes uses the parable of the dishonest steward to challenge how we are using the gifts God has given to us.
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Thursday 9/19/2019
37:17
Audio Love in Action in the 414 by Sam Vosters
Serving and loving can really feel good! But what does it truly mean to love and serve others? For as Fyodor Dostoevsky says, 'love in action is a harsh and dreadful thi...
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Sunday 9/15/2019
15:34
Audio Seeking the Father in Suffering by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Msgr. Holmes reflects on the fact that a famine drove the Prodigal Son back home to his father. It is often the case that human suffering drives people to look for God.
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Sunday 9/1/2019
17:04
Audio The Virtue of Humility by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Drawing from the readings, Msgr. Holmes points out how the virture of Humility is the best antidote to the first great sin of Pride.
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Sunday 8/25/2019
17:13
Audio I Was Raised Catholic by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Msgr. Holmes draws a parallel between the sentiment expressed in the Gospel reading "We ate and drank in your company and you taught in our streets" and the modern senten...
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Thursday 8/22/2019
1:03:04
Audio The Power of Story: Harry Potter and the Brink Lounge Millennials by Fr. Garrett Kau
Fr. Garrett Kau delves into the Christian content of the 7 book series, which many still condemn as dangerous. Discover if the magical world of Harry Potter is in fact a ...
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Sunday 8/18/2019
16:33
Audio The Call to Repentance by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Msgr. Holmes points out our human tendency to avoid repentance. In the first reading, the prophet Jeremiah calls the people of Judah to repent. But they throw Jeremiah in...
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Sunday 8/11/2019
20:13
Audio Faith: The Realization of What Is Hoped For by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Based on the words of St. Paul in the letter to the Hebrews, Msgr. Holmes reflects on what it means to have faith. It is the "realization of what is hoped for, the eviden...
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Sunday 8/4/2019
15:10
Audio You Can't Take It With You by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Msgr. Holmes reflects on the words of Qoheleth: "vanity of vanities, all things are vanity." In this context, vanity doesn't refer to concern with one's physical appearan...
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Sunday 7/28/2019
12:34
Audio The Lord's Prayer by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Reflecting on the three central intercessions in the Lord's Prayer, Msgr. Holmes suggests that we see ourselves as tourists in the world - passing through it, but not of ...
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Thursday 7/25/2019
45:10
Audio Rediscovering Jesus: how intimacy with the Holy Spirit brings Scripture to life by Mark Foley
Remember the Holy Spirit? You know, the third Person of the Holy Trinity? It has often been said that the Holy Spirit is the forgotten Person of the Godhead. At this mids...
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Sunday 7/21/2019
15:10
Audio The Heresy of Activism by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Using the Gospel passage about Martha and Mary, Msgr. Holmes reflects on the American heresy of activism - the tendency to value activity over contemplation.
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Sunday 7/14/2019
16:16
Audio The Two Great Commandments by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Msgr. Holmes discusses the two great commandments presented by Jesus in the Gospel passage. 
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Saturday 6/29/2019
24:50
Audio First Mass of Fr. Steve Brunner by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Msgr. Holmes preaches at Fr. Steve Brunner's First Mass on the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul, comparing the lives and works of these great saints to the calling of Fr....
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Thursday 6/27/2019
43:47
Audio Large and Startling Figures: The Evangelization of Flannery O'Connor by Katie Behrens
Flannery O’Connor is extolled as one of the great Catholic writers of the modern era. But to wander into her stories or novels unawares is to find yourself in a strange...
Categories Theology on Tap
Thursday 5/23/2019
1:03:13
Audio The Theology of Bicycling by Alex Bedinghaus
Alex Bedinghaus is a normal guy pursuing holiness and a life lived to the full. He enjoys riding bicycles and motorcycles and is a sucker for a good chocolate chip cookie...
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Sunday 5/5/2019
17:31
Audio The Centrality of the Faith by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Msgr. Holmes provides several different examples from the readings to emphasize that the Lord Jesus is at the center of our Christian faith. That what we believe is not a...
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