Summary: Audio Sancto is a podcast of sermons in plain English on Catholic dogma, doctrine, and devotion.
Sermon titled "Hell: Go There Now So You Can Avoid It Later" given on Sunday November 17, 2013. Size: 8.2 MB; duration: 24:01. Saint Philip teaches us that "He who does not go down into hell while he is alive, runs a great risk of going there after he is dead." In order to avoid going to hell in the next life, we must go there now in meditation, study, and even by voluntarily embracing various trials, penances and mortifications. These are just a couple of ways we "go to hell" in this life to avoid going there in the next. If we go down there now, we will discover a hole in the wall that has been reserved for us, one in which we will be folded upon ourselves and jammed into. There is no community, no love in that place: we will live only to curse and hate and desire others be damned like us. "O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of Hell and lead all souls to heaven, especially those most in need of Thy mercy."
Sermon titled "Saint Josaphat and the Conversion of Russia" given on Thursday November 14, 2013. Size: 7.1 MB; duration: 20:33. Saint Josaphat, a contemporary of Saint Francis de Sales, lived, and died as a martyr, for the cause of healing the great schism between the Catholic Church and the Russian Orthodox Church. Because of his zealous love of Christ and of Truth, he gained many converts to the true Faith. Our Lady of Fatima warned that Russia would spread her errors throughout the world, and the first of her errors was to break away from the Pope. It is still of the utmost importance to pray for the conversion of Russia to Catholicism: as Dom Prosper Gueranger prophesied, a Catholic Russia would radically change the world.
Sermon titled "Limbo of the Infants" given on Sunday November 10, 2013. Size: 6.6 MB; duration: 19:19.
Sermon titled "Daily Faithfulness to The Will of God" given on Sunday November 10, 2013. Size: 9.5 MB; duration: 27:34.
Sermon titled "Matrimony: Placing Our Bonds and Covenants in the Ark" given on Saturday November 9, 2013. Size: 7.3 MB; duration: 21:21.
Sermon titled "We Must Have An Interior Life to Rest With God" given on Sunday November 3, 2013. Size: 7.1 MB; duration: 20:41. We need to have an interior life if we are to rest with God in this life and in the next. This is only possible inside the Church and being in a state of grace. All other spiritualities provided by the world, other religions, even the Protestants, do not work: they only distract and lead astray. They will not give the soul rest.
Sermon titled "On Indulgences: A Summary Overview" given on Sunday November 3, 2013. Size: 10.1 MB; duration: 29:33.
Sermon titled "Holy Souls Are All Mystics and Contemplatives" given on Saturday November 2, 2013. Size: 6.7 MB; duration: 19:23. The Holy Souls in Purgatory know God in themselves. The minds are perfectly rectified. No more error. No more doubts. This makes them mystics: have mystical knowledge of God who is so near and yet unable to be seen face to face (which requires the gift of glory). This knowledge brings great joy. On the other hand, their wills are far from such a perfect rectification. The great difference between the intellect and will is very painful. The mystics experienced this Purgatory on earth. Not surprisingly, the mystics often received visitors from Purgatory. There is a kinship between them. In the end, everyone must become a mystic to attain heaven. Some do it here but most go the more painful route of Purgatory.
Sermon titled "ONE Community in Heaven" given on Friday November 1, 2013. Size: 4 MB; duration: 11:34. Heaven is the end for which all members of the Church are aiming. Those who have reached the end must help those who have not just as an parent helps his children reach adulthood. Those in heaven enter into the One Act of Love that is God. The unity of the love in heaven and the unity of the end, which is heaven itself, makes the community of heaven ONE. There are no signs that aliens or "Maritians" are in heaven from all the visions that have been granted to us. Thus, Pope Saint Zachary denounced "certain heretics who maintained the existence of a race of men not descended from Adam and not ransomed by Christ." His Majesty came here to this earth, to those made in His Image.
Sermon titled "Blessed Be God in His Saints: The Veneration of Relics" given on Friday November 1, 2013. Size: 7.3 MB; duration: 21:12.
Sermon titled "It Is Really Not So Hard to Become a Saint" given on Friday November 1, 2013. Size: 8.2 MB; duration: 23:47. A sermon from the Solemnity of All Saints. How even condemned criminals can become saints, and how an act of perfect resignation to the will of God regarding our death can save us, not only from hell, but from Purgatory. The various meanings of the word "saint." The implications of beatification and canonization, and how the guarantee of infallibility applies to the canonization of saints.
Sermon titled "Spiritual Contraception" given on Sunday October 27, 2013. Size: 10.6 MB; duration: 30:58.
Sermon titled "The Vicar of Christ the King: True Devotion to the Pope" given on Sunday October 27, 2013. Size: 9.1 MB; duration: 26:23. We are passing through a difficult moment in the Church Militant's pilgrimage through time. The voices of the King's ambassadors and vicars have not harmonized with that of their most sovereign Lord and King. As a result the trumpet is not sounding clearly... leading the faithful to stop fighting the world, the flesh and the devil and fight each other instead. At such times the Church Militant becomes the Church Suffering! It is an awesome task to be a Prelate of the Church... an ambassador or Vicar of the King. What they say can rally the soldiers of Christ and lead to great victories. Similarly, if what they say is not in harmony with the King's voice, they can also initiate a painful Passion for the Church. The Church Militant must fight... if we do not fight the enemy, we will fight each other! We are in one of those times. Fr. Fredrick Faber in his sermon on Devotion to the Pope provides much guidance and wisdom on what to do in difficult times like these. We must be sensitive to the Holy See and love the Papacy because devotion to the Pope is indispensable for Catholic piety. This time is a test... let us pass it by not damaging or even losing our faith in trying to defend our faith.
Sermon titled "Christ is the Point" given on Sunday October 20, 2013. Size: 8.9 MB; duration: 25:50. The Barque of Peter has survived storms -- even fearful scandals brought on by the evil conduct of Popes -- without sinking. Two successors of Pope Formosus declared all his ordinations and episcopal consecrations invalid, leaving thousands of Catholics in doubt as to the validity of the sacraments they had received over the years; yet even these crises, precipitated by the appalling behavior of Popes, did not destroy the Church. When the Pope says or does something disconcerting, we must remain calm; stay close to Our Lady; remember that the Fourth Commandment applies to the Holy Father; and not allow our faith to be destroyed. A Pope may make our lives in the Church very difficult, but no Pope can change anything that is essential to faith.
Sermon titled "Evolution: The Religion of the Antichrist" given on Sunday October 20, 2013. Size: 8.4 MB; duration: 24:33.