This is Catholicism, Episode 41: On the Love of God

Join Father Philip Eldracher and Alexander Arthur as they begin to talk about the Commandments of God.

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 2: On The Commandments (continued)
Chapter I. The Commandments in General and the Chief Commandment of Charity (continued)

Page 161 - 163
1. To obtain eternal salvation is it sufficient that we believe all that God has revealed?
2. But are we able to keep the Commandments of God?
3. How do we know that we are able to keep the Commandments?
4. Is there one chief Commandment that includes all the others?
5. How is this Commandment of Charity expressed?

Section 1. On the Love of God.
6. What is the love of God?
7. What qualities must our love of God have?
8. When is our love 'supernatural'?
9. When is our love of God 'sovereign'?
10. When is our love 'active'?

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

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Original Air Date: October 6, 2020
Show Run Time: 38 minutes
Show Guest: Fr. Philip Eldracher
Show Host: Alexander Arthur

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