This is Catholicism, Episode 43: On the Love of Neighbor (continued)

This episode, Father Philip Eldracher and Alexander discuss with more depth how charity applies to the love of our neighbour and the differences between the modern notion of what is and is not charity, and then covering the Corporal and Spiritual works of Mercy and their application in current times.

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 166 – 168
Section 2 On the Love of Our Neighbour (continued)
24. Is it not enough if we do not revenge ourselves on our enemies?
25. Why must we love our enemies?
26. What has he to expect who will not forgive him by whom he has been offended?
27. What must we do when we have offended someone?
28. What must we do when someone has offended us?
29. What sort of people does Holy Scripture particularly recommend to our love?
30. How are we to assist them?
31. Which are the Corporal 'Works of Mercy'?
32. Is it also a duty to perform corporal works of mercy?
33. What good things are promised to those who give alms?
34. Which are the 'Spiritual Works of Mercy'?
35. Are we also bound to perform spiritual works of mercy?
36. When are we in general bound to admonish or rebuke our neighbour in a brotherly manner?
37. How is fraternal rebuke to be given?

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.

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Original Air Date: October 13, 2020
Show Run Time: 29 minutes
Show Guest: Fr. Philip Eldracher
Show Host: Alexander Arthur

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