What and who is Audio Sancto?
Audio Sancto is a website created and maintained by Catholic laymen who record and publish sermons by Catholic priests, with the permission of the priests who preach them.
Am I allowed to copy these sermons and pass them along?
Yes, but there are a few conditions:
- You may not, under any circumstances, identify the priests preaching these sermons or the location where they are being preached (see the explanation below)
- You may not make a financial profit from the copying and/or redistribution of these sermons
- You may not edit the audio of the sermons in any way
- If you can, please say three Hail Mary's for the priests who preach these sermons, and ask others to do the same
- Relay these conditions to whomever you give these sermons
Am I allowed to link to AudioSancto.org from my website, a blog, or internet forum?
Linking to a sermon is fine (please link to the sermon details page, not directly to the audio), but you may not mirror (copy the mp3 file and host it from your own web server or any other online service, such as YouTube) the sermon on another website. Either way, you MAY NOT, under any circumstances, identify the priests preaching these sermons or the location where they are being preached (see the explanation below).
Are there transcripts of the sermons available?
No. The sermons are spoken and an exact transcription would change the context as irony and inflection would be lost. As such, the priests explicitly forbid the creation of verbatim transcripts of their sermons. Besides, the topics on which they preach are almost always based on written sources which are referenced in the sermon. If you want to read something on the Faith it's always better to consult authors whose names start with "St." rather than "Fr."
Who are the priests giving these sermons?
The priests you hear in the recordings on this website are Catholic Priests, in good standing with their local ordinaries and Rome, incardinated with normal faculties and jurisdiction, and serving in North America.
Okay... so why not just say who the priests are?
Because they have duties and responsibilities as priests to care for the souls of the Faithful entrusted to them. By remaining unidentified, their attention for their flock won't be divided by folks outside of their parish who might seek them out for questions rather than going to their local priests. Moreover, the message they happen to be preaching -- the Catholic Faith -- is what is important, not the human beings who are preaching it.
Is there an easy way to get new sermons on my computer when they are published?
The easiest way to both download the entire archive and get new sermons delivered to your computer automatically is with BTSync. You can download BTSync here -- http://www.bittorrent.com/sync -- and then use the following "secret" to get all of the MP3 files delivered to your computer: B53QXPU7V74WCIONY3S7337Y56XYC7JIV
Another option is to download zip file archives of the sermons by year:
- 2003 Sermons
- 2004 Sermons
- 2005 Sermons
- 2006 Sermons
- 2007 Sermons
- 2008 Sermons
- 2009 Sermons
- 2010 Sermons
- 2011 Sermons
- 2012 Sermons
- 2013 Sermons
How can Audio Sancto be contacted?
You can contact Audio Sancto by email via our Contact Us page, via Skype with the username "AudioSancto",
or by mail at:
10940 Parallel Parkway, STE K-279
Kansas City, KS 66109