This is Catholicism, Episode 47: The First Commandment – The Honour and Worship of God (Part 3)

Listen in as Father Philip Eldracher and Alexander finish the section of the First Commandment on the honour and worship of God and specifically regarding the sins against exterior worship 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 2: On the Ten Commandments of God (continued) The First Commandment.

Pages 175 – 177 Section 1 Of the First Commandment: The Honour and Worship of God (concluded)
23. How do we sin against the exterior worship of God?
24. May we sin in any other way against the reverence due to God.
25. When does a person commit idolatry?
26. When do we sin by superstition?
27. Is such superstition a grievous sin?
28. Is it also superstitious to wear on our persons images (medals) of the Saints, or blessed things?
29. How do people become guilty of witchcraft?
30. What is to be thought of consulting spiritistic mediums, engaging in spiristic meetings, evoking the spirits of the dead, and other such practices?
31. What is sacrilege?
32. When does a person commit simony?

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 29, 2020
Show Run Time: 45 minutes
Show Guest: Fr. Philip Eldracher
Show Host: Alexander Arthur

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