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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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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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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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Saturday 4/20/2019
13:24
Audio The Theological Cafe by Msgr. Jim Bartylla
Msgr. Bartylla invites us into the lives of many Madisonians he has encountered near Holy Name Heights over the last few years, encouraging us to be grateful for the gift...
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Friday 4/19/2019
22:09
Audio Restoration of Justice by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Msgr. Holmes reflects on justice and on how we are called to follow the Lord's example in doing good to others, even if it might be painful. He explains how we don't choo...
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Sunday 3/31/2019
13:49
Audio The Call to Repentance by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Msgr. Holmes reflects on the parable of the Prodigal Son, and draws insights from the other two readings of the Mass. In the first reading, like the prodigal son, the Isr...
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Sunday 3/24/2019
17:20
Audio Bear Good Fruit by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Msgr. Holmes wonders whether we need to take seriously God's threats of destruction in today's readings. Indeed, we must not only repent but also bear good fruit in order...
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Sunday 2/10/2019
15:00
Audio Lenten Small Groups by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Msgr. Holmes encourages parishoners to model those small groups that the Lord started with His disciples, taking time out of their day to "put out into the deep" this Len...
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Sunday 2/3/2019
19:17
Audio Cowboys and Prophets by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Spurred on by the lyrics of an old country song, Msgr. Holmes compares the reception of biblical prophets in their native places to those in foreign lands. To be accepte...
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Sunday 1/27/2019
20:44
Audio Weeping for God by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Msgr. Holmes point out how those spoken about in the readings were weeping, not out of sadness or grief, but out of joy, gratitude, and repentance. May we too realize the...
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Tuesday 1/22/2019
9:18
Audio Madison March for Life by Msgr. Jim Bartylla
Msgr. James Bartylla reflects on various ethics in relation to the pro-life movement, that we may put aside self-interest and selfishness, and consistently and tirelessly...
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Sunday 1/13/2019
18:36
Audio Odor of Sanctity by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Epiphany, Baptism of the Lord, and the Wedding Feast at Cana - all three of these events make manifest the Lord's true identity and mission on earth. Just as the Lord was...
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Tuesday 1/1/2019
10:30
Audio Mother of God by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Msgr. Holmes teaches us about the history of the title "Mother of God," showing the significance of Mary, not only as the Mother of God, but as our Mother as well.
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Sunday 12/30/2018
12:47
Audio Understanding the Mystery by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Msgr. Holmes connects the life of the Holy Family with our daily family life, showing our lack of understanding of the mysteries in our daily lives. May we always take ti...
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Tuesday 12/25/2018
14:28
Audio Scandal of Particularity by Msgr. Jim Bartylla
Msgr. Bartylla explains that the scandal of particularity is the difficulty in believing that a single man can be the Savior of all men of the world. But it is in this my...
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