This is Catholicism, Episode 57: The Sixth and Ninth Commandments

In this first episode of the season, Father Philip Eldracher is joined by his brother, Peter Eldracher, as they discuss the Sixth and Ninth Commandments and the means to avoid sins against holy purity.

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.


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Part 2: On The Commandments (continued)
Chapter 2: On the Ten Commandments of God (continued) The Six and Ninth Commandments of God.

Pages 200 – 204 The Sixth and Ninth Commandments

1. What does the Sixth Commandment forbid?
2. What is it that generally leads to impurity?
3. What does the Ninth Commandment forbid?
4. Are impure thoughts and desires always sins?
5. When do we sin by impure thoughts?
6. When do we sin by impure desires?
7. What should we do when we are tempted by impure thoughts and desires?
8. Why must we most carefully guard against impurity?
9. Why is this sin so shameful?
10. What are the consequences of impurity?
11. Is every sin of impurity a grievous sin?
12. Are all sins of impurity equally grievous?
13. What are we to do when we doubt whether anything is a sin against purity?
14. What are we 'commanded' by the Sixth and Ninth Commandments?
15. What means should we employ in order to preserve our innocence?

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: March 4, 2022
Show Run Time: 39 minutes
Show Host: Peter Eldracher
Show Guest: Fr. Philip Eldracher

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