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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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Tuesday 1/22/2019
Audio Madison March for Life by Msgr. Jim Bartylla
Msgr. James Bartylla reflects on various ethics in relation to the pro-life movement, that we may put aside self-interest and selfishness, and consistently and tirelessly...
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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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Tuesday 1/1/2019
Audio Mother of God by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Msgr. Holmes teaches us about the history of the title "Mother of God," showing the significance of Mary, not only as the Mother of God, but as our Mother as well.
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Sunday 12/30/2018
Audio Understanding the Mystery by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Msgr. Holmes connects the life of the Holy Family with our daily family life, showing our lack of understanding of the mysteries in our daily lives. May we always take ti...
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Tuesday 12/25/2018
Audio Scandal of Particularity by Msgr. Jim Bartylla
Msgr. Bartylla explains that the scandal of particularity is the difficulty in believing that a single man can be the Savior of all men of the world. But it is in this my...
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Tuesday 12/25/2018
Audio Saving Us from Ourselves by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Msgr. Holmes connects the lives of Caesar Augustus, who brought peace and prosperity to the Roman empire, and Jesus Christ, who brings peace and joy to our daily lives, b...
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Sunday 12/23/2018
Audio The Lord is Here by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
With Christmas almost upon us, faith tell us that the Lord is already here, present within the baptized person living in His grace. We do not need to wait for Christmas -...
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Sunday 12/16/2018
Audio The Source of Free Will by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Msgr. Holmes talks about the history of religion, science, and society when determining our actions and free will. He exhorts us to listen to the words of John the Baptis...
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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 10/28/2018
Audio Salvation and the Last Things by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Msgr. Kevin Holmes reflects on the readings, the end of the church year, and the last things.
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Sunday 10/21/2018
Audio Willing the Good of the Other by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
The Catechism teaches us that love is "willing the good of the other." Msgr. Holmes encourages us to not just desire getting to Heaven, but to desire the means by which w...
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Sunday 10/14/2018
Audio Living Poverty in the World by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Msgr. Holmes explains the Evangelical Counsels that all under religious vows follow in their daily lives. Yet, even the laity are encouraged to have a spirit of detachmen...
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Sunday 10/7/2018
Audio Joy of Childlike Trust by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Msgr. Holmes reflects on the state of marriage and human sexuality throughout the last 50 years, pointing out that when he encounters youth who strive to follow the Gospe...
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Sunday 9/30/2018
Audio A Great Millstone by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Msgr. Holmes interprets the Gospel passage "Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him if a great millstone were put a...
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Sunday 9/23/2018
Audio Hatred of Sin by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Msgr. Holmes once again draws on the readings to exhort us to put our lives into the hands of God and to not just avoid sin, but to hate sin in this life to prepare us fo...
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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 9/9/2018
Audio Fruit of Christianity by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Msgr. Holmes uses the First Reading and the Gospel to reflect on the stories of deliverance and redemption among God's people, encouraging us to look to the Eucharist for...
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Sunday 9/2/2018
Audio In the Hands of God by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Msgr. Holmes reflects on the current events in the Catholic Church, drawing from the Office of Readings, and exhorting us to "become the kind of stone with which the buil...
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Sunday 8/12/2018
Audio Food for the Journey by Msgr. Kevin Holmes
Msgr. Holmes reminds us that receving the Eucharist is not what defines us as a Catholic, but rather the disposition in which we receive and how we are changed after we r...
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Sunday 8/5/2018
Audio Bread from Heaven by Deacon Chris Schmelzer
As we continue the "Bread of Life" discourse on the Holy Eucharist, we encounter the faith and doubt among the people in the time of Jesus. Deacon Chris connects events f...
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