Latest Homily

by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
on Sunday 11/24/2019

Latest Theology on Tap

by Jeff Hoeben
on Thursday 3/31/2016

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 11/24/2019
Audio Christ the King by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Msgr. Holmes points out that Jesus was an unusual King. Even though he could have, he chose not to save himself - instead, he saved us. How can we share in the Kingly mis...
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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 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 7/1/2018
Audio Our Benevolent God by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Msgr. Holmes sheds light on the difference between counterfeit and authentic love, especially when related to death. Are we tempted to consider euthansia as a more 'merci...
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Sunday 2/4/2018
Audio Hope in the Good News by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Reflecting on the readings, Msgr. Holmes points out that Jesus did not come to take away all suffering, but to tell the good news of hope in a better life to come. As we ...
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Sunday 9/3/2017
Audio Transformed in Christ by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Msgr. Holmes talks about how today, as in the time of Jesus and the early Church, many people harbor violent hatred against Christians. So we must follow St. Paul's instr...
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Friday 4/14/2017
Audio To Suffer with Love by Fr. Eric Nielsen
Fr. Eric Nielsen explains how the suffering that we experience in life should be viewed as a gift coming from a loving Father. He encourages us to not look at why we are ...
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Sunday 11/6/2016
Audio The Final Resurrection by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Msgr. Holmes uses the first reading from Maccabbees and the Catechsim of the Catholic Church to reflect on the end times, when the Cross will precede the Resurrection onc...
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Sunday 10/2/2016
Audio The Vision Will Not Disappoint by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Respect Life Sunday and the first reading encourages us to persist in prayer and faith that the vision of life and peace on earth will come in God's time. In the Gospel, ...
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Sunday 7/17/2016
Audio The Better Part by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Msgr. Holmes contrasts the readings of the day - with Abraham entertaining three visiting angels and Mary choosing to spend time with our Lord rather than preparing a mea...
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Sunday 6/26/2016
Audio A Father's Love by Bishop Robert Morlino
Bishop Morlino receives two Madison seminarians, Tim Mergen and Enan Zelinski, into the candidacy for the Priesthood. He reflects on how a good father always worries more...
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Thursday 3/31/2016
Audio The Opportunity of Suffering: Being Open To God's Will by Jeff Hoeben
We must all carry our crosses, sometimes they seem large, and others seem small. Within each struggle, there is an opportunity for growth and knowledge. There is opportun...
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Sunday 1/3/2016
Audio Jesus Christ, the Face of Mercy by Bishop Robert Morlino
Bishop Morlino reflects on the Gospel reading about King Herod and the Magi through the lens of Mercy. Mercilessness, jealousy, and lies are abundant in our world - but l...
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Sunday 10/18/2015
Audio Grace in Suffering by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
After the recent visit of the relics of St. Maria Goretti to Madison, Msgr. Holmes connects the theme of suffering from the readings to this young Italian saint's sufferi...
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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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Friday 4/3/2015
Audio The Mercy of God by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
On Good Friday, Msgr. Holmes discusses the Mercy of God. Beyond the mercy of alleviating temporal suffering due to sin (which Jesus did provide through His miracles), thr...
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Thursday 1/22/2015
Audio How a Protestant Physician became Catholic and heard God's Call to Become a Priest by Dr. Clint Olson
What draws people to Catholicism? Why would someone become Catholicand leave their medical career to become a priest? Hear Clint Olson share his story of how an encounter...
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Sunday 12/28/2014
Audio Feast of the Holy Family by Bishop Robert Morlino
Bishop Morlino discusses the family as a school of love, and its place in modern society.
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Thursday 8/28/2014
Audio The Problem of Evil by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Why is there so much suffering in the world? Hear from Msgr. Holmes, of the Cathedral Parish, on the topic of suffering and evil, and how to reconcile this reality with t...
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Sunday 2/16/2014
Audio On Conscience by Bishop Robert Morlino
Bishop Morlino reminds us that the conscience is a truth-seeking radar which locks onto the law of the Lord. Conscience calls an individual to what is greater, to what is...
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