This is Catholicism, Episode 68: Virtue

In this week's episode of This is Catholicism, Father Philip Eldracher and Justin Eldracher turn their discussion from sin to virtue with an overview of the different classes of virtue and why we must practice virtue.

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 V: Virtue and Christian Perfection

1. Should we be contented with avoiding grievous sins and crimes?
2. Why should we endeavor to become more and more virtuous?
3. In what does Christian virtue consist?
4. How is Christian virtue divided with regard to its origin?
5. What is infused virtue?
6. Which virtues are chiefly infused into the soul?
7. Why are they called 'Theological Virtues'?
8. When should we make Acts of Faith, Hope, and Charity?
9. How may we make Acts of Faith, Hope, and Charity?
10. What is acquired virtue?
11. What do we generally call those virtues which can be acquired by practice?
12. Which among them are the four 'Cardinal' or 'Principal Virtues' in which all the others are included?
13. What is 'Prudence' ?
14. What is 'Fortitude' ?
15. What is 'Justice' ?
16. What is 'Temperance'?
17. What virtues are especially opposite to the seven Capital Sins?
18. What is 'Humility' ?
19. What is 'Liberality' ?
20. What is 'Chastity' ?
21. What is 'Meekness'?
22. What is 'Temperance in eating and drinking' ?
23. What is 'Brotherly Love' ?
24. What is 'Diligence' ?

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: April 5, 2024
Show Run Time: 37 minutes
Show Host: Justin Eldracher
Show Guest: Fr. Philip Eldracher

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