This is Catholicism, Episode 3: Mysteries and Holy Scripture

A Complete Catechism of the Catholic Religion Fr. Joseph Deharbe, SJ

A Complete Catechism of the Catholic Religion
Fr. Joseph Deharbe, SJ

What are mysteries? Can we totally comprehend mysteries? Where does God reveal Truth? From whom alone can we know the true sense of Holy Scripture?

In the third episode of This is Catholicism, His Excellency, Bishop Donald Sanborn, guides us through "Mysteries" and "Holy Scripture" in A Complete Catechism of the Catholic Religion by Father Joseph Deharbe, S.J.

Deharbe’s Catechism was originally written in German, was very popular in the 19th century, and was translated into English. His Excellency finds the Deharbe Catechism to be the most complete to convert and instruct people in the Catholic Faith.

Follow along with us as His Excellency, Bishop Donald Sanborn, rector of Most Holy Trinity Seminary, and host Jason Guardiano cover “On Faith in General: Mysteries and Holy Scripture.”

Part I On Faith
Chapter I. Faith in General (continued)
3. Mysteries (Questions 19-21)

19. Can we understand all the truths of the Faith?
20. What are Mysteries?
21. Are Mysteries contrary to reason?

4. Holy Scripture (Questions 22-33)

22. Where are the truths revealed of God contained?
23. What is the Holy Scripture?
24. How is the Holy Scripture divided?
25. What Revelations does the Old Testament contain?
26. Of what books does the Old Testament consist?
27. What Revelations does the New Testament contain?
28. Of what books does the New Testament consist?
29. From whom alone can we know the true sense of Holy Scripture?
30. May no one, then, presume to explain the Scripture contrary to the interpretation of the Catholic Church?
31. But is the meaning of the Holy Scripture not clear in itself, and easy to be understood by every one?
32. Is it not, then, true that the Bible alone is the only Rule of Faith? Or, in other words: Is not every private individual to search the Bible, and nothing but the Bible, until he finds out what he has to believe?
33. What has the Church decreed with regard to the reading of the Bible in the vulgar tongue?

Episode Notes:

The text is available in the public domain for free online as a PDF. Used copies and reprint versions can still be found and purchased.

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Show Sponsor: The Australian Catholic Mission
Original Air Date: March 16, 2015
Show Run Time: 48 minutes
Show Guest(s): Bishop Donald Sanborn
Show Host(s): Jason Guardiano
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