Summary: Audio Sancto is a podcast of sermons in plain English on Catholic dogma, doctrine, and devotion.
Sermon titled "Saint Juliana and the Feast of Corpus Christi" given on Friday January 10, 2003. Size: 4.1 MB; duration: 17:50.
Sermon titled "Conversion of Bruno Cornacchiola: The Virgin of Revelation" given on Thursday January 9, 2003. Size: 4.8 MB; duration: 20:54. Correction:The title of this sermon suggests that Bruno Cornacchiola is canonized which is not true. There was simply a mistake made when writing the title for this sermon.
Sermon titled "The Solemn High Mass" given on Wednesday January 8, 2003. Size: 4.3 MB; duration: 18:36. During the Solemn High Mass, the actions of those in the sanctuary and sitting in the pews determine the graces that pour off of the altars and into the world.Detailed SynopsisThe Mass should always be celebrated with the greatest solemnity possible. When things are properly done, our liturgy raises earth up towards the level of heaven, and it reorders and fixes the damage done by Adam and his descendants. It calls graces down on each of us, on all the living and dead throughout the church, it frees souls from purgatory, it converts sinners, and it sends the devils back to Hell. The Mass is where we learn who God is, and who we we really are.
Sermon titled "Immaculate Conception" given on Tuesday January 7, 2003. Size: 3.3 MB; duration: 14:24. Four words perfectly describe the feast of the Immaculate Conception: "Potuit, Decuit, ergo fecit--He could, He should, therefore He did it." Detailed SynopsisPotuit (He could) - God is all powerful, and therefore could have granted the singular grace of the Immaculate Conception. Decuit (He should) - It is only fitting that Mary should be preserved from any stain of sin and the grace to never fall under the dominion of the devil, so as to be worthy to be the mother of God. Ergo fecit (Therefore he did it) - Since God could create Our Lady spotless from the first moment of her conception, and since he should do this, he did. From the Apostolic Constitution Ineffabilis Deus of Pope Pius IX solemnly defining the dogma of the Immaulate Conception, 8 December 1854: "From the very beginning, and before time began, the eternal Father chose and prepared for his only-begotten Son a Mother in whom the Son of God would become incarnate and from whom, in the blessed fullness of time, he would be born into this world. Above all creatures did God so lover her that truly in her was the Father well pleased with singular delight. Therefore, far above all the angels and all the saints so wondrously did God endow her with the abundance of all heavenly gifts poured from the treasury of his divinity that this mother, ever absolutely free of all stain of sin, all fair and perfect, would possess that fullness of holy innocence and sanctity than which, under God, one cannot even imagine anything greater, and which, outside of God, no mind can succeed in comprehending fully. "Wherefore, in humility and fasting, we unceasingly offered our private prayers as well as the public prayers of the Church to God the Father through his Son, that he would deign to direct and strengthen our mind by the power of the Holy Spirit. In like manner did we implore the help of the entire heavenly host as we ardently invoked the Paraclete. Accordingly, by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, for the honor of the Holy and undivided Trinity, for the glory and adornment of the Virgin Mother of God, for the exaltation of the Catholic Faith, and for the furtherance of the Catholic religion, by the authority of Jesus Christ our Lord, of the Blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, and by our own: 'We declare, pronounce, and define that the doctrine which holds that the most Blessed Virgin Mary, in the first instance of her conception, by a singular grace and privilege granted by Almighty God, in view of the merits of Jesus Christ, the Savior of the human race, was preserved free from all stain of original sin, is a doctrine revealed by God and therefore to be believed firmly and constantly by all the faithful.'"
Sermon titled "The End Times (part 2)" given on Monday January 6, 2003. Size: 4.9 MB; duration: 21:30. The End Times (part 2): The Antichrist will appear to have miraculous powers granted by Satan, but they will be deceptions. Two signs will accompany him; one is the preaching of Enoch and Elias (Elijah), who are still alive. Elias will convert many Jews. The second sign is the greatest ever persecution of the Catholic Church. All public Masses will cease. Finally, Saint Michael will strike down the Antichrist. THERE IS NO RAPTURE OR MILLENNIUM. Always remember that the most important thing is not the end of the world, but the end of your life.
Sermon titled "The End Times (part 1)" given on Sunday January 5, 2003. Size: 5.3 MB; duration: 23:06. Do not listen to or read heretical materials. Do not worry about the end of the world, but rather about the end of your own life. We will not fully understand the prophecies concerning the end times until they have been fulfilled. However, there is a lot that we do know. For example, NO ONE may try to guess the Antichrist's name and two signs precede his coming: the Gospel must be preached through the whole world, and the Roman Empire must be fully and finally terminated.
Sermon titled "Our Blood Covenant with Jesus" given on Saturday January 4, 2003. Size: 5.2 MB; duration: 22:39. Men everywhere have always made covenants with blood. The importance of blood is difficult to understate in the Old Testament and the rituals of the Law, which foreshadow the New Testament and the new and eternal blood covenant established between God and Man with the sacrifice of Christ on the cross which we enter into in Baptism. Because we then have one and the same life as Jesus Christ, if we die in the state of grace, we too can intercede before God for the souls of others.
Sermon titled "Lent, Fasting, Abstinence, and Penance" given on Friday January 3, 2003. Size: 4.2 MB; duration: 18:08. Knowing the history and nature of fasting, abstinence, and penance � the Lenten requirements for which have changed substantially with time--can help us get to Heaven. After the Fall in the Garden of Eden, we lost full control of our passions, appetites, and emotions and acquired concupiscence. Penance is necessary for salvation. If we love God, we will do more than the Church requires of us.
Sermon titled "Where Are You Going -- Heaven or Hell" given on Thursday January 2, 2003. Size: 3 MB; duration: 12:56. Perfect sincerity and the best of intentions alone will not get you to Heaven. Directions are necessary. The three theological virtues--faith, hope, and charity--will help get you there. One mortal sin destroys all of those virtues. Temptations against faith--like those again purity--must be fled from. Make many acts of faith.
Sermon titled "Jesus -- Words Have Power" given on Wednesday January 1, 2003. Size: 3.6 MB; duration: 15:33. Words Have Power: God has given power to certain words, such as the words of consecration and especially the Most Holy Name of Jesus. The Holy Name is tremendously powerful. It is the Name above all names. Saying it fills angels with joy, drives away demons, frees souls from Purgatory, makes reparation for blasphemy, and brings about the salvation of souls.