Latest Homily

by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
on Sunday 9/15/2019

Latest Theology on Tap

by Anna Carter
on Thursday 8/24/2017

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 9/15/2019
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 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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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 12/9/2018
Audio Prepare the Way of the Lord by Deacon Steve Brunner
Deacon Stephen Brunner reflects on how the prophets of old and disciples recognizes their dependence on the Lord and their need for God's grace. Truly, it is God who caus...
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Sunday 9/16/2018
Audio Who do you say that I am? by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Msgr. Holmes contrasts Mark's and Matthew's versions of the Gospel reading about Peter's profession of faith in Jesus. Our faith in Jesus is rooted in our understanding o...
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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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Thursday 8/24/2017
Audio Into the Longing: Life Beyond the LGTBQ Paradigm by Anna Carter
As human beings, we all experience crosses we didn't choose. For Catholics experiencing same-sex desires, there is a tension between a cultural celebration and Catholic c...
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Sunday 6/18/2017
Audio A Reverent Procession by Bishop Robert Morlino
On the Feast of Corpus Christi, Bishop Morlino connects the common saying of the Father of the family being "the breadwinner" with God the Father offering His Son as the ...
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Sunday 6/11/2017
Audio Feast of the Most Holy Trinity by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Msgr. Holmes talks about the Trinity, and how members of other religions which do not acknowledge the Trinity lose the understanding of Heaven that we Catholics have - an...
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Sunday 3/12/2017
Audio Pure Spiritual Sight by Bishop Robert Morlino
Bishop Morlino encourages us to use the Transfiguration as the focus of our life and to use the Son to light our path through each day.
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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 8/28/2016
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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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 5/1/2016
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 4/17/2016
Audio Good Shepherd Sunday by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Msgr. Holmes uses the story of St. Paul in the second reading to emphasize praying for vocations - especially to the priesthood - on Good Shepherd Sunday. 
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Friday 3/25/2016
Audio True Mercy Serves Justice by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Msgr. Holmes reflects on Mercy this Good Friday. The death of Jesus on the cross certainly showed mercy for us. But where was the mercy for Jesus? Real mercy vindicates j...
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Thursday 1/28/2016
Audio Are Catholics Allowed to Think? by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Msgr. Holmes discusses the Intellectual Tradition of the Catholic Faith. Is the Catholic Church based on blind obedience, or are Catholics allowed to think? Does religion...
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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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Thursday 1/1/2015
Audio The Feast of Mary, the Mother of God by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Reflecting on the feast of Mary, the Mother of God, Msgr. Holmes discusses the mystery of the incarnation and the divine and human natures of the person of Jesus.
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