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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 1/13/2019
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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Sunday 5/13/2018
Audio Feast of the Ascension by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
On the feast of the Ascension, Msgr. Holmes reflects on how sin is actually a lack of freedom. Addictions, lying, resenting others.. these are all examples of how sin act...
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Saturday 3/31/2018
Audio Darkness of Reason and Indecision by Bishop Robert Morlino
During the Easter Vigil, Bishop Morlino warns of the danger of self-sufficiency and feeling worthy in this life. He encourages all to fight against indecisiveness, to tak...
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Sunday 6/4/2017
Audio The Feast of Pentecost by Bishop Robert Morlino
On the feast of Pentecost, Bishop Morlino speaks to a group of young men and women about to be confirmed. The Holy Spirit gives us the strength to not only survive the to...
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Sunday 5/28/2017
Audio The Feast of the Ascension by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Msgr. Holmes considers Jesus' Ascension from the point of view of both science and faith, and ties it to the apparation of Mary at Fatima in Portugal. When Jesus returns ...
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Saturday 4/15/2017
Audio Death in Baptism, Life in Christ by Bishop Robert Morlino
Bishop Morlino explains how Baptism involves a real death with every sin forgiven, as well as a new life with the Lord in the Resurrection. 
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Sunday 2/19/2017
Audio The Meaning of "Holy" by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Msgr. discusses the meaning of "Holy" as it relates to the Old Testament, where God is apart from us and "holy" is an action of virtue, to the New Testament where "holy" ...
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Sunday 1/15/2017
Audio Servants of the Lord by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Msgr. Holmes reflects on the Baptism of the Lord. During his public life, Jesus did not baptize - neither with water nor with the Holy Spirit. But at the Ascension, He co...
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Sunday 12/18/2016
Audio Faith is Obedience by Bishop Robert Morlino
Bishop Morlino uses the Gospel reading to point out how St. Joseph and Mary were both obedient to the Holy Spirit - they had the obedience of faith. God is with us (Emman...
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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 5/22/2016
Audio Wisdom of the Creator by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Msgr. Holmes uses the Creed, "through Him all things were made," and the First Reading to show how the Son has been present since the moment of Creation, in union with th...
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Sunday 5/15/2016
Audio Have you no Fear of God? by Bishop Robert Morlino
Bishop Morlino exhorts the Confirmation candidates at Cathedral Parish to embrace the gifts of the Holy Spirit that they will receive during the Mass. Confirmation should...
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Sunday 5/8/2016
Audio Why Did Christ Ascend to Heaven? by Bishop Robert Morlino
Bishop Morlino explains why Christ had to ascend to heaven. Christ's Ascension completed his work as Eternal High Priest, when he took his place at the right hand of the ...
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Sunday 5/1/2016
Audio The Gift of the Holy Spirit by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Msgr. Holmes discusses the readings, which look forward to the gift of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost.
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Sunday 1/10/2016
Audio The Baptism of the Lord by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
On the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, Msgr. Holmes reflects on Jesus' miracles in the context of the Year of Mercy. There are two aspects to the Year of Mercy. Firstly...
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Sunday 6/7/2015
Audio Feast of Corpus Christi by Bishop Robert Morlino
On the Feast of Corpus Christ, Bishop Morlino reflects on how Jesus walks with us through our daily lives in the Real Presence of the Eucharist.
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Sunday 2/22/2015
Audio Into the Desert by Bishop Robert Morlino
Bishop Morlino points out that, like Jesus, when we are driven out into the desert, we choose between gratitude for the gifts we have but take for granted, or greed for t...
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Sunday 6/8/2014
Audio Feast of Pentecost by Bishop Robert Morlino
Bishop Morlino comments on the recent ruling by a federal judge that Wisconsin's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. He points out that the definition of marria...
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Thursday 3/6/2014
Audio Theology of the Body: Man and Woman He Created Them by Ron Garcia
Ron discusses the dignity of man and woman, and how grace and the Holy Spirit can help them love each other well.
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Sunday 1/19/2014
Audio An Invitation to Serve by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Msgr. Holmes invites Jen Zmirski, Vice President of the Cathedral Parish conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Society, to speak about the conference's work in...
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