This is Catholicism, Episode 71: Path to Perfection

In this episode of This is Catholicism, Father Philip Eldracher and Justin Eldracher continue to examine grace, the different types of grace, and how we must regain sanctifying grace, should we lose 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.


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 3: On The Means of Grace (continued)
Chapter 1: The Grace in General

4. In what does Actual Grace, or the Grace of Assistance, consist?
5. How far is the assistance of grace necessary to us?
6. Why is grace so indispensable to everything that relates to salvation?
7. Does God give His grace to all men?
8. But what must we do on our part, in order that the grace of God may conduce to our salvation?
9. Is it, then, also in our power to resist the grace of God?
10. What is Sanctifying Grace?
11. Why is sanctifying grace called 'a gratuitous gift'?
12. Why is sanctifying grace also called 'Grace of Justification' ?
13. What, then, does the justification of the sinner include?
14. What first gives rise to the justification of the sinner?
15. What must the sinner do on his part, in order to attain to justification?

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

The music used in this show was composed by Nicholas Wilton. To enjoy more of his work go to:

Original Air Date: April 26, 2024
Show Run Time: 29 minutes
Show Host: Justin Eldracher
Show Guest: Fr. Philip Eldracher

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