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. Email me your questions at [email protected] and find out more at ascensionpress.com/askfrjosh.

Episodes

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    An Invitation to Pray: Lectio Divina

    October 15th, 2020  |  9 mins 56 secs
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    Do you want to learn how to pray with Scripture? This week, Fr. Josh invites us to pray using a prayer method called Lectio Divina. Fr. Josh shows us how he prays with Scripture by meditating on the Wedding Feast of Cana in the Gospel.

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    Incorruptible Saints, Idolizing Celebrities, and Papal Infallibility

    October 8th, 2020  |  23 mins 36 secs
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    Fr. Josh answers questions about incorruptible saints, idolizing celebrities, and papal infallibility.

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    Returning to Mass, Beach Weddings, and Marian Consecration

    October 1st, 2020  |  19 mins 58 secs
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    Fr. Josh answers questions about returning to mass during COVID, the validity of beach weddings and why we should consecrate ourselves to Jesus through Mary.

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    Fr. Josh Asks YOU Questions

    September 24th, 2020  |  13 mins 30 secs
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    Fr. Josh switches things up today and asks you questions! Sit back and hear Fr. Josh ask you questions about prayer, politics, forgiveness, and your relationship with Jesus.

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    End of Times Prophecies, Apostolic Succession, and Praying Novenas

    September 17th, 2020  |  34 mins 27 secs
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    Fr. Josh answers questions on end of times prophecies, how apostolic succession works, and the purpose of praying novenas.

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    Holy Dating, Explaining the Trinity, and Embracing the Cross

    September 10th, 2020  |  26 mins 51 secs
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    Fr. Josh answers questions on how men can lead spiritually in dating relationships, how to explain to the trinity, and learning to embracing the cross.

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    Evangelizing at Work, Being a Good Godparent, and Supporting your Local Priest

    September 3rd, 2020  |  27 mins 51 secs
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    Fr. Josh answers questions on how to evangelize in the workplace, how to be a good godparent and how to support and defend your local priest when there is gossip in the parish community.

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    The Dark Night of the Soul, Valid Sacraments, and Dinosaurs in the Bible

    August 27th, 2020  |  26 mins 22 secs
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    Fr.Josh answers questions on the dark night of the soul, what makes a sacrament valid, and why we believe in the existence of dinosaurs even though they are not specifically mentioned in Genesis.

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    Raising Kids to Be Saints, Accepting Death, and Using the Lord's Name in Vain

    August 20th, 2020  |  44 mins 13 secs
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    Fr. Josh addresses how to raise kids to be saints today, how to accept death, and why it is wrong to use the Lord's name in vain.

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    Charisms, Do Soulmates Exist, and Saints Before Jesus

    August 13th, 2020  |  28 mins 13 secs
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    Fr.Josh answers questions on charisms, whether soulmates exist, and saints before Jesus.

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    Gossiping vs. Venting, and Being Judged on Our Time, Talents, and Treasure

    August 6th, 2020  |  31 mins 30 secs
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    Fr.Josh answers questions on the sin of gossip, and how we will be judged by God based on how we used our time, talent, and treasure here on earth.

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    Mortification, Converting, and Hearing God’s Voice

    July 28th, 2020  |  31 mins 43 secs
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    Fr. Josh answers questions on mortification practices, converting to the Catholic Church and hearing God’s voice.

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    Horoscopes, Faith Without Religion, and Forgiving Oneself

    July 21st, 2020  |  28 mins 22 secs
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    Fr. Josh addresses reading horoscopes for fun, whether it’s possible to have faith without religion, and how to forgive oneself after committing grave mortal sin.

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    Special Episode: Hudson Byblow's Story

    July 16th, 2020  |  57 mins 6 secs
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    In this special episode of Ask Father Josh, we are sharing Hudson's Byblow's story encountering Christ after struggling with same-sex attraction, transgender inclinations, and pornography addiction.

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    Be My Guest: Hudson Byblow on Same-Sex Attraction, Holy Friendships, and Healing from Pornography

    July 14th, 2020  |  51 mins 39 secs
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    Fr. Josh is joined by Hudson Byblow to discuss the Catholic Church’s teaching on same-sex attraction, cultivating holy friendships, and healing from pornography.

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    Spacing out Children, Belief in the Eucharist, and Metal Music

    July 7th, 2020  |  29 mins 50 secs
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    Fr. Josh answers questions on spacing out children using natural family planning, belief in the Eucharist, and metal music.