This is Catholicism, Episode 33: To Judge or Not to Judge

Join Father Philip Eldracher and his brother Justin as they discuss the true Catholic position on judging heretics, how to avoid rash judgments, and more! This episode ends section 4 of the ninth article of the Apostles Creed.

Father Philip Eldracher

Father Philip Eldracher

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'
4. On Salvation in the true Church of Christ alone.

Page 149-150
70. Who is a heretic by his own fault?
71. Does it become us to judge whether this one or that is outside the Church by his own fault or not?
72. To obtain eternal salvation is it sufficient to be a member of the Catholic Church?
73. What, then, do we profess to believe by these words of the Creed, ‘I believe in the Holy Catholic Church’?

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 S.J. on

The music used in this show was composed by Nicholas Wilton. To enjoy more of his work go to:

Original Air Date: March 11, 2019
Show Run Time: 32 minutes
Show Guest: Father Philip Eldracher
Show Host: Justin Eldracher
Individual Season 8 Show Price: Not available.

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