Ask Father Josh (Your Catholic Question and Answer Podcast)

Fr. Josh helps you navigate the tricky times in life when our Catholic Faith doesn’t give you an easy, “fill-in-the blank” answer.

About the show

Ask Fr. Josh is the podcast where I hear you out and do my best to help you navigate the tricky times in life when our Catholic Faith doesn’t give you an easy “fill-in-the blank” answer. On this show, we’ll listen to one another, problem solve together, and ultimately entrust everything to our Lord. If this is your first time tuning in, here’s how the show goes: Each episode, I'll address three to four of your questions. I’ll cover everything from Catholic teaching to moral dilemmas to relationship advice. I'm not perfect, and I can’t guarantee that my advice is going to make things easy, but I'll do my best to share what I've learned during my time as a priest, pastor, and friend.

Send me your questions at ascensionpress.com/askfatherjosh

Episodes

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    Loving the Homeless, Struggling with Infertility, and Losing Members of the Body of Christ

    July 29th, 2021  |  36 mins 48 secs
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    Fr. Josh answers questions about how to love and serve the homeless, how to handle discouragement when struggling with infertility, and how to come to terms with family members and friends turning away from God and leaving the Catholic Church.

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    Accompanying the Dying, How to Pray a Holy Hour, and Defining Vanity

    July 22nd, 2021  |  24 mins 15 secs
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    Fr. Josh answers questions about how to accompany the dying in prayer, how to pray a fruitful holy hour, and how to define vanity when it comes to caring about our appearance.

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    Denying Yourself, Why is God referred to as He, and Catholic Social Teaching

    July 15th, 2021  |  37 mins 40 secs
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    Fr. Josh answers questions about Jesus' teaching on denying oneself, why God is referred to as "He" , and how to grow in our understanding of the Catholic social teaching.

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    Be My Guest: Finding a Saint Like You (with Meg Hunter-Kilmer)

    July 8th, 2021  |  46 mins 5 secs
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    Meg Hunter-Kilmer joins Fr. Josh to answer questions about the diverse lives of the saints from all over the world, saints who struggled with anxiety, and how the intercession of the saints works.

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    Orthodox Christians and Catholic Rites, Music in Mass, and the Necessity of Baptism

    July 1st, 2021  |  31 mins 15 secs
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    Fr. Josh answers questions about orthodox christians and the different Catholic rites, the purpose of music in the Mass, and the necessity of Baptism for the salvation of our souls.

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    Jesus Heals the Demoniac, and Receiving the Stigmata

    June 24th, 2021  |  24 mins 18 secs
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    Fr. Josh answers questions about the story of Jesus healing the demoniac in Matthew 8: 25-34, and the significance and accuracy of saints receiving the marks of Jesus' crucifixion wounds on their bodies known as the stigmata.

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    Holy Masculinity, the Problem with Sending “Good Vibes”, and Attending Non-Catholic Weddings

    June 17th, 2021  |  25 mins 6 secs
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    Fr. Josh answers questions about restoring holy masculinity, why we shouldn’t tell people we’re sending them “good vibes”, and attending non-Catholic weddings.

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    Making Time for Prayer, Attending Mass with a Baby, and Eucharistic Miracles

    June 10th, 2021  |  22 mins 45 secs
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    Fr. Josh answers questions about how to make time for prayer when you are busy, what do when you are struggling to attend and participate in Mass as a new mom with a baby, and how Eucharistic miracles strengthen our belief in the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist.

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    Evangelizing Protestants, Patron Saints, and the Spiritual World

    May 27th, 2021  |  31 mins 38 secs
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    Fr. Josh answers questions about whether Catholics should invite Protestants into the Catholic Church, how to cultivate a relationship with our patron saint, and the reality of the spiritual world.

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    Rainbow Flags, Forgiving without an Apology, & Anger at God

    May 20th, 2021  |  30 mins 46 secs
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    Fr. Josh answers questions about whether Catholics can fly the rainbow flag, what to do when you're angry with God, and how to forgive when the person who hurt you won't apologize.

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    Marriage Discernment, Virtuous Friendships, and Tithing

    May 13th, 2021  |  27 mins 45 secs
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    Fr. Josh answers questions about discerning marriage, cultivating friendships that help us grow in virtue, and the Church's teaching on tithing and being generous with our money.

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    Be My Guest: All About Prayer with Fr. Mark-Mary

    May 6th, 2021  |  41 mins 44 secs
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    Fr. Mark-Mary, CFR joins Fr. Josh to talk all about prayer. They answer questions about hearing God's voice in prayer, developing a close relationship with God, silent vs. vocal prayer, and praying for the conversion of loved ones. Fr. Mark-Mary also shares about his new book, Habits for Holiness.

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    God's Chosen People, Vernacular Translations of the Bible, and The Second Coming of Jesus

    April 29th, 2021  |  23 mins 31 secs
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    Fr. Josh answers questions about God's chosen people, the development of vernacular translations of the Bible, and predictions about the second coming of Jesus.

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    Ministry Burnout, Mary's Titles, and the Diaconate

    April 22nd, 2021  |  24 mins 16 secs
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    Fr. Josh answers questions about experiencing ministry burnout, why we have different titles for Mary, and the process of discerning the diaconate.

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    Growing in Patience, Discerning Third Orders, and True Crime Entertainment

    April 15th, 2021  |  31 mins 3 secs
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    Fr. Josh answers questions about growing in the virtue of patience, discerning entering a third order as a lay person, and whether true crime entertainment can be harmful for our souls.

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    Honoring Parents, What If Aliens Exist, and the Power of the Holy Spirit

    April 8th, 2021  |  22 mins 51 secs
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    Fr. Josh answers questions about honoring our parents, how the Church would respond to the discovery an intelligent alien species, and how to develop a relationship with the Holy Spirit.