This is Catholicism, Episode 69: Christian Perfection

Having introduced the listener to grace Father Philip Eldracher and Justin Eldracher continue their study of grace by diving into the topic of Christian perfection. Listen in to learn who is called to it this ideal and how to work toward it!

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 V: Virtue and Christian Perfection

25. Why should we all endeavour to attain the perfection suitable to our condition?
26. In what does Christian Perfection consist?
27. Which is in general the way to Perfection?
28. What particular means of attaining Perfection have been recommended by Jesus Christ?
29. Which are the Evangelical Counsels?
30. What is 'Voluntary Poverty' ?
31. What is 'Perpetual Chastity'?
32. What is 'Entire Obedience' ?
33. Why are the Evangelical Counsels special means of Perfection?
34. Who are obliged to observe the Evangelical Counsels?
35. Can people in the world also lead a perfect life?
36. Is, then, the spirit of the world at variance with the spirit of Christ?
37. Which are the Eight Beatitudes?
38. How do we know from the Eight Beatitudes that the spirit of the world is at variance with the spirit of Christ?

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.

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Original Air Date: April 12, 2024
Show Run Time: 31 minutes
Show Host: Justin Eldracher
Show Guest: Fr. Philip Eldracher

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