Ask Father Josh (Your Catholic Question and Answer Podcast)

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

217 episodes of Ask Father Josh (Your Catholic Question and Answer Podcast) since the first episode, which aired on May 30th, 2018.

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    Receiving Communion in Other Denominations: Yes or No?

    September 22nd, 2022  |  31 mins 55 secs
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    Fr. Josh answers a question regarding the reception of communion with other Christian denominations. He discusses both attending their services and receiving communion and whether it is permissible or not.

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    What if My Employer Supports Things Contrary to My Beliefs?

    September 15th, 2022  |  26 mins 47 secs
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    Can I work at a company that supports movements or organizations that are not in line with my beliefs? Fr. Josh answers this question and offers advice on how to discern if your place of work is the right place for you to be. Fr. Josh also shares about a married couple who are on the path to canonization.

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    How Can I Serve My Parish?

    September 8th, 2022  |  24 mins 55 secs
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    Did you know that each of us is called to serve our parish in a particular way? Sometimes it can be daunting to figure out how God wants us to serve. In this episode, Fr. Josh gives tips and suggestions on how to discern God’s will in this matter.

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    Be My Guest: Do You Know What You Believe? (with Sarah Swafford)

    September 1st, 2022  |  42 mins
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    What do we believe and why do we believe it? This week, Fr. Josh is joined by special guest Sarah Swafford to discuss the new series What We Believe. Sarah shares some of her favorite aspects of the series and why this series is so important for people today.

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    Anointing of the Sick vs. Last Rites

    August 25th, 2022  |  27 mins 50 secs
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    Have you ever wondered what the difference is between Anointing of the Sick and Last Rites? Fr. Josh shares about each one and explains their differences. Fr. Josh also shares about an incredible young man who not only lived a life for God, but also gives us a great example of a holy death.

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    How Can the Saints Hear Us?

    August 18th, 2022  |  31 mins 51 secs
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    Welcome back to this new season of Ask Fr. Josh! In this episode, Fr. Josh responds to a question on how the saints are able to hear us when we pray to them. He also shares about a saint who we can look to to help us break boundaries and serve the Lord beyond our own capacity.

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    Bringing Children to Mass, Stations of the Cross Outside of Lent, and Altar Servers

    June 2nd, 2022  |  18 mins 30 secs
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    In this episode, Fr. Josh answers questions on bringing children to Mass, praying the Stations of the Cross outside of Lent, and understanding rules around altar servers.

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    Catholic Apparel, Treating Yourself, and Valid Baptisms

    May 26th, 2022  |  22 mins 37 secs
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    In this episode, Fr. Josh answers questions about wearing Catholic apparel and accessories, whether or not it is ok to “treat yourself,” and what makes a Baptism valid.

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    Seeking Catholic Friendship, Obstacles to Entering the Church, and a Desire for Heaven

    May 19th, 2022  |  16 mins 45 secs
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    In this episode, Fr. Josh answers questions on how to develop Catholic friendships, what to do with obstacles to entering the Church, and having a desire for Heaven.

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    Tears in Heaven, Mary and Anger, and Struggling with Scrupulosity

    May 12th, 2022  |  22 mins 36 secs
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    In this episode, Fr. Josh answers questions about whether or not there are tears in Heaven, Mary feeling anger, and how to work through scrupulosity.

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    Donating Your Body to Science, Old Testament Saints, and the Story of Veronica

    May 5th, 2022  |  15 mins 36 secs
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    In this episode, Fr. Josh answers questions about donating your body to science, Old Testament Saints, and the story of Veronica. Fr. Josh also shares some of the fruits of his recent trip to Italy.

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    Be My Guest: Motherhood, Mary, and Favorite Female Saints with Lisa Cotter

    April 28th, 2022  |  40 mins 48 secs
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    In this episode, Fr. Josh and guest Lisa Cotter discuss the desire (or lack thereof) for motherhood, how we can be like Mary, and what are some of their favorite female saints. Lisa also shares a little about her new book Reveal the Gift: Living the Feminine Genius.

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    Be My Guest: Signs from God, Fear in Discernment, and Patience with Fr. Gregory Pine

    April 21st, 2022  |  28 mins 31 secs
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    In this episode, Fr. Josh and guest Fr. Pine discuss signs from God, what to do with fear in discernment, and how to be patient with someone who is indecisive. Fr. Pine also shares about his new book: Prudence: Choose Confidently, Live Boldly.

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    Holy Week Message from Fr. Josh

    April 14th, 2022  |  4 mins 20 secs
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    From Assisi, Italy, Fr. Josh offers an encouraging message for this Holy Week. Fr. Josh says that each of us needs to make prayer a priority and simply sit with the Lord and be with him.

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    Speaking in Tongues and Sacred Art vs. Pornography

    April 7th, 2022  |  28 mins 37 secs
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    In this episode, Fr. Josh answers questions about speaking in tongues and the differences between sacred art and pornography.

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    Responding to Untrue Words of Condolence and Celebrating During Lent Description

    March 31st, 2022  |  30 mins 7 secs
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    In this episode, Fr. Josh answers questions on how to respond to untrue words of condolence and what the parameters are for celebrating during Lent. Fr. Josh also offers advice on how to offer condolence to those who have experienced a miscarriage.