This is Catholicism, Episode 13: I Believe in the Holy Ghost

Father Philip Eldracher

Father Philip Eldracher

In this episode of This is Catholicism, Father Philip Eldracher discusses the Holy Ghost, the gifts of the Holy Ghost, and the presence of the Holy Ghost.

A Complete Catechism of the Catholic Religion by Father Joseph Deharbe, S.J. was originally written in German, was very popular in the 19th century, and was translated into English. Bishop Donald Sanborn finds the Deharbe Catechism to be the most complete to convert and instruct people in the Catholic Faith.

Father Eldracher is currently pastor of Mary Help of Christians chapel and provides the Traditional (Tridentine) Latin Mass to faithful Catholics throughout Australia.


You can show your appreciation by supporting the Australian Mission where Fr. Eldracher is based by helping out with this crowd funder (remember that your USD goes a lot further in Australian dollars!):  and


Part I On Faith (continued)
Chapter II. Chief Truths of Faith (continued)

The Eighth Article.
'I believe in the Holy Ghost.'

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

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

1. By whom is the fruit or grace of the Divine Redemption communicated to us?
2. Where is this grace communicated to us?
3. Who is the Holy Ghost?
4. From whom does the Holy Ghost proceed?
5. Why is the 'Third' Person of the Blessed Trinity in particular named the 'Holy Spirit,' since the name of 'Spirit' and 'Holy' equally belongs to the 'First' and to the 'Second' Person?
6. Why is the work of our sanctification especially ascribed to the Holy Ghost?
7. But is it not Jesus Christ, our Redeemer, who sanctifies us?
8. How does the Holy Ghost sanctify us?
9. What are in particular the gifts of the Holy Ghost?
10. When did Christ send down the Holy Ghost upon His Church?
11. For what purpose was the Holy Ghost sent upon the Church?
12. Is the Holy Ghost still sent at the present time?
13. How long does the Holy Ghost remain in the soul?
14. Does sin, then, drive the Holy Ghost from the soul?
15. But is not the Holy Ghost everywhere?

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.

“A Complete Catechism of the Catholic Religion” by Father Joseph Deharbe SJ on


Original Air Date: September 2, 2016
Show Run Time: 58 minutes
Show Guest(s): Father Philip Eldracher
Show Host(s): Jason Guardiano

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