This is Catholicism, Episode 42: On the Love of God and Neighbor

In this episode, Father Philip Eldracher and Alexander continue section 1 of the Commandments, which covers the chief Commandment of Charity.

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)

Pages 163 – 165 Section 1 On the love of God (continued)
11. Why must we love God?
12. When is our love of God 'perfect'?
13. When is our love 'imperfect'?
14. By what means is the love of God increased and perfected in us?
15. How is the love of God lessened and banished?

Section 2. On the Love of our Neighbour.
16. Whom must we particularly love after God?
17. Is it not enough if we love God?
18. Why must we love our neighbour?
19. What qualities must the love of our neighbour have?
20. When is our love 'sincere'?
21. When do we love our neighbour as ourselves?
22. When is our love 'disinterested.”
23. When is our love 'general'?

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 9, 2020
Show Run Time: 40 minutes
Show Guest: Fr. Philip Eldracher
Show Host: Alexander Arthur

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