This is Catholicism, Episode 54: The Fourth Commandment (Part 3)

In this last part on the Fourth Commandment of God, Father Philip Eldracher and Alexander Arthur discuss the duties of parents and the obligations of Civil Rulers.

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 Fourth Commandment of God.

Pages 195 – 196 The Fourth Commandment

21. Does the Fourth Commandment regard children and inferiors only?
22. What are the duties of parents towards their children?
23. How do parents sin when they neglect these their duties?
24. Have parents charge only of the 'eternal' salvation of their children?
25. What are the duties of masters and mistresses towards their servants?
26. What are the obligations of Civil Rulers to their inferiors?

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: September 24, 2021
Show Run Time: 36 minutes
Show Host: Alexander Arthur
Show Guest: Fr. Philip Eldracher

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