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 askfrjosh@ascensionpress.com and find out more at ascensionpress.com/askfrjosh.

Episodes

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Police Reform, Removing Statues, and Catholic Speakers

    June 30th, 2020  |  42 mins 31 secs
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    Fr. Josh answers questions on police reform, removing certain statues from our churches, and when Catholic speakers talk about difficult topics.

  • Derek Chauvin and Lack of Men in the Catholic Church

    June 23rd, 2020  |  32 mins 22 secs
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    Fr. Josh answers questions on Derek Chauvin, how tall he is, and why there are so few men in the Catholic Church.

  • An Invitation to Pray: Rosary for Racial Repentance (with Tara Winder)

    June 16th, 2020  |  19 mins 56 secs
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    This week, Fr. Josh invites you to pray a decade of the rosary with him and Tara Winder for the intention of repentance. True repentance leads to authentic racial reconciliation within the Church and our nation.

  • Porn Addiction and Healing the Body of Christ

    June 9th, 2020  |  35 mins 15 secs
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    This week, Father Josh answers questions on addiction to pornography and what we can do to help heal the racial divide within the Body of Christ in our country.

  • Special Episode: Healing the Racial Divide

    June 2nd, 2020  |  30 mins 50 secs
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    Fr. Josh dedicates today's show to talking about the racial divide in our country, amidst the mourning of George Floyd, and offers some counsel on ways we can heal this form of division in our country.

  • All About Prayer

    May 26th, 2020  |  26 mins 32 secs
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    Father Josh answers questions all about prayer on today’s podcast. From Liturgy of the Hours, to praying through anxiety, to bringing the family into prayer.

  • The Rapture, Working for the Church, Confession, and Superheroes

    May 19th, 2020  |  22 mins 24 secs
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    This week, Fr. Josh answers questions on the Rapture, confessions, working for the church, and Marvel superheroes.

  • An Invitation to Pray: Rosary for Racial Reconciliation

    May 12th, 2020  |  15 mins 11 secs
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    This week, Fr. Josh invites you to pray a decade of the rosary with him for the intention of racial reconciliation in our country.

  • SSPX, Three Days of Darkness, and Captain America

    May 5th, 2020  |  33 mins 58 secs
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    This week, Fr. Josh answers questions on the SSPX, the three days of darkness, and Captain America.

    Snippet from the Show
    "Holy Scripture should be our first love. ‘We have to read them, contemplate them, and put them into practice more than we breathe.’”

  • Soul Ties, Suffering Well, and Reception of the Soul

    April 28th, 2020  |  38 mins 13 secs
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    This week, Fr. Josh answers questions on soul ties, how to offer up your suffering, and the institution of our souls.

    Snippet from the Show
    “God’s divine mercy is available to everyone… God is calling all of us to be saints.”