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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 12/8/2019
Audio The Virtue of Justice by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Msgr. Holmes talks about the virtue of justice, relating it to current world events. The sense of justice is ingrained in our human nature.
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Sunday 12/1/2019
Audio The Light is Coming by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
On the first Sunday of Advent, Msgr. Holmes points out how Jesus, our Light, is coming. We prepare to welcome Him soon by "cast off the works of darkness and putting on t...
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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 11/10/2019
Audio Hope of the Resurrection by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Msgr. Holmes connects the readings of the Mass to the Christian and Catholic hope of the Resurrection. May we be animated by this hope and to live as His faithful discipl...
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Sunday 10/13/2019
Audio Gratitude Makes for a Happy Life by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Comparing the cases of leprosy recounted in the first reading and in the Gospel, Msgr. Holmes explains how the sacred authors saw a link between leprosy and our fallen hu...
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Sunday 9/29/2019
Audio Calvin and Lazarus by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Msgr. Holmes compares the Calivinist doctrine of predestinationism to the attitude of the Pharisees in the time of Jesus. Wealth in this world does not reflect our destin...
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Sunday 9/22/2019
Audio Our Stewardship is Coming to an End by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Are we using the goods of our Master well? Msgr. Holmes uses the parable of the dishonest steward to challenge how we are using the gifts God has given to us.
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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 9/1/2019
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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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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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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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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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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