Latest Homily

by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
on Sunday 9/1/2019

Latest Theology on Tap

by Fr. Garrett Kau
on Thursday 8/22/2019

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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Sunday 9/1/2019
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...
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Thursday 5/23/2019
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
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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Thursday 4/25/2019
Audio Eyes to See: Our Shared Visual Culture by Dr. Lawan Glasscock
You’ll never see it the same way. Images shape our life in various ways. Mental images are a part of our selves, material images a basis of our memories and our relatio...
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Saturday 4/20/2019
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
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
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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Thursday 3/28/2019
Audio A Love Triangle: Your Supreme Calling Revealed by Kendra McClelland
Believe it or not, Theology of the Body is about more than marriage and sex! St. John Paul II unlocks the key to discover your true identity and your supreme calling. Ken...
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Sunday 3/24/2019
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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