This is Catholicism, Episode 14: The Holy Catholic Church

Father Philip Eldracher

Father Philip Eldracher

This is Catholicism continues with the first part of the ninth article, "The Holy Catholic Church." Father Philip Eldracher explains the actions of the Apostles after Pentecost and the structure and unity of the Catholic Church.

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 Ninth Article.
'The Holy Catholic Church; the Communion of Saints'
1. On the Church and the Form of her Government.

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

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

1. What did the Apostles do after they had received the Holy Ghost on Whit-Sunday?
2. What arose from these congregations of believers?
3. What further did the Apostles do when the communities of Christians increased?
4. Were all these several communities united with one another?
5. What did they call this great community of Christians under one common Head?

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: February 4, 2017
Show Run Time: 29 minutes
Show Guest(s): Father Philip Eldracher
Show Host(s): Jason Guardiano
Individual Season 6 Show Price: Not available.

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