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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    Name Changes in Scripture, Overcoming Envy, and Daily Prayer

    January 21st, 2021  |  19 mins 19 secs
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    Fr. Josh answers questions on name changes in the Bible, overcoming envy, and creating a daily prayer routine.

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    Be My Guest: Brandi Kilbert on Women's Health (Abortion, Contraception, and IVF)

    January 14th, 2021  |  32 mins 27 secs
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    Fr. Josh is joined by Brandi Kilbert to discuss all things women's health- natural family planning, contraception, abortion, and in vitro fertilization. Brandi Kilbert is a nurse, creighton fertility care specialist, wife, mom and the Director of Marriage and Family life at Fr. Josh's parish, Our Lady of the Holy Rosary.

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    Forgiving Betrayal, the Universal Call to Holiness, and the Role of an RCIA Sponsor

    January 7th, 2021  |  43 mins 27 secs
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    Fr. Josh answers questions on forgiving and healing after betrayal, the universal call to holiness across all vocations, and how to guide someone entering the Catholic Church as an RCIA sponsor.

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    New Year's Eve Greeting from Fr. Josh

    December 31st, 2020  |  2 mins 35 secs
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    Happy New Year! Fr. Josh shares a quick new year's eve greeting and encourages us to dive into Scripture in the new year.

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    An Invitation to Pray: Christmas Eve Lectio Divina

    December 24th, 2020  |  13 mins 37 secs
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    In this special Christmas Eve episode, Fr. Josh invites us to pray lectio divina with Matthew 1:18-25. He draws our attention to St. Joseph's virtue and righteousness as he prepares for the birth of Jesus.

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    The Year of St. Joseph, the Incarnation, and Fasting before Communion

    December 17th, 2020  |  29 mins 27 secs
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    Fr. Josh answers questions on the year of St. Joseph announced by Pope Francis, the mystery of the Incarnation, and the details of fasting before receiving Holy Communion.

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    Our Lady of Guadalupe, Celebrating Santa Claus, and Being Catholic in College

    December 10th, 2020  |  31 mins 21 secs
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    Fr. Josh answers questions on Our Lady of Guadalupe, celebrating Santa Claus from a Catholic perspective, and how to bring Christ into the college culture.

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    Praying in Tongues, Holy Water, and Fasting in Advent

    December 3rd, 2020  |  34 mins 57 secs
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    Fr. Josh answers questions about praying in tongues, the purpose of holy water, and why we should fast during Advent.

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    Be My Guest: Fr. Mark Toups on Advent and the Beauty of Mary and Joseph’s Marriage

    November 26th, 2020  |  45 mins 33 secs
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    Fr. Mark Toups joins Fr. Josh to discuss the beautiful marriage of Mary and Joseph and how they can help us prepare this Advent for the birth of Jesus.

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    Falling in Love with God, Leading Bible Studies, and Covenants in Scripture

    November 19th, 2020  |  28 mins
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    Fr. Josh answers questions on the process of falling in love with God and building a real relationship with him, ways to lead Bible studies with your family, and the meaning of covenants in Scripture.

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    Human Evolution, Moral Relativism, and What to Expect in Heaven

    November 12th, 2020  |  19 mins 14 secs
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    Fr. Josh answers questions on the Catholic view on human evolution, moral relativism, and what to expect in heaven.

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    A Note from the Producers

    November 5th, 2020  |  41 secs

    A quick announcement on behalf of Father Josh--we'll be back with a regular episode next week!

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    The Catholic Take on Halloween, Becoming a Priest Later in Life, and Using Social Media in a Saintly Way

    October 29th, 2020  |  19 mins 19 secs
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    Fr. Josh answers questions on celebrating Halloween as Catholics, feeling a calling to the priesthood later in life, and how to use social media in a saintly way.

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    Growing in a Season of Singleness, Responding to Atheism, and Overcoming Fear

    October 22nd, 2020  |  21 mins 42 secs
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    Fr. Josh answers questions on spiritually growing in a season of singleness, responding to atheism, and overcoming fear.

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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.