This is Catholicism, Episode 66: Capital Sins

This episode of This is Catholicism features Father Philip Eldracher and Justin Eldracher as they continue their discussions of sin with a study of the capital sins.

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 4: The Violation of the Commandments

16. What particular kinds of sin are there?
17. Which are the seven Capital Sins?
18. Are these sins always grievous?
19. Why are they called Capital Sins?
20. When do we sin by 'Pride'?
21. When do we sin by 'Covetousness'?
22. How do we sin by 'Lust'?
23. When do we sin by 'Anger'?
24. When do we sin by 'Gluttony'?
25. When do we sin by 'Envy'?
26. When do we sin by 'Sloth'?
27. What sort of sloth is particularly hateful to God?
28. What benefits should we reap from the doctrine of the Capital Sins?

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 22, 2024
Show Run Time: 43 minutes
Show Host: Justin Eldracher
Show Guest: Fr. Philip Eldracher

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