This is Catholicism, Episode 51: The Third Commandment

In this episode, Father Philip Eldracher and Alexander Arthur discuss the Third Commandment of God and the duties it obliges in order for us to keep the Lord's day holy.

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 Third Commandment of God.

Pages 186 – 189 The Third Commandment
1. What are we commanded by the Third Commandment?
2. Which is the Lord's day?
3. How was our Redemption accomplished on the Sunday?
4. What works of piety should we perform on the Sunday?
5. Which works are servile and forbidden?
6. Is it never lawful to do servile work on a Sunday?
7. Are they only guilty who themselves do forbidden work?
8. Is the Sunday profaned only by servile work and staying away from Divine Service?
9. What should we particularly consider in order to be deterred from profaning the Sunday?

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: September 14, 2021
Show Run Time: 35 minutes
Show Host: Alexander Arthur
Show Guest: Fr. Philip Eldracher

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