Ask Father Josh (Your Catholic Question and Answer Podcast)

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

157 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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    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.

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    An Invitation to Pray: Holy Week Meditation

    April 1st, 2021  |  22 mins 7 secs
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    As we enter into Holy Week, Fr. Josh invites you to pray with him as he meditates on the passion, death and resurrection of Christ.

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    Union with God, Enoch & Elijah, and Visionary Saints

    March 25th, 2021  |  31 mins
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    Fr. Josh discusses what it means to become partakers of God's divine nature, how Enoch and Elijah were taken up to heaven prior to the time of Christ, and how the Church looks at mental health when investigating apparitions and visions.

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    Receiving Communion, Calling Priests "Father", and Being Present to Others

    March 18th, 2021  |  28 mins 59 secs
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    Fr. Josh answers questions about receiving Communion, why we call priests "father", and how we can detach from our smartphones so we can be present to those around us.

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    Interfaith Dating, Catholic Postures at Mass, and the Litany of Humility

    March 11th, 2021  |  36 mins 58 secs
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    Fr. Josh answers questions about interfaith dating, the meaning behind all the different kinds of postures during Mass, and the purpose of praying a challenging prayer like the litany of humility.

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    Special College Edition: Consistent Prayer, Young Saints, and Diversity in Campus Ministry

    March 4th, 2021  |  25 mins 12 secs
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    In this special edition of Ask Father Josh, Fr. Josh answers questions from college students. He discusses how to develop a consistent prayer life when you have a busy schedule and how to cultivate cultural diversity in campus ministry. He also shares inspirational saints who were holy when they were young.

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    Mindfulness Meditation, Did Jesus Have Siblings, and the Joy of the Lord

    February 25th, 2021  |  24 mins 33 secs
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    Fr. Josh explains whether Catholics should practice mindfulness meditation, if Jesus had other siblings, and how to experience the joy of the Lord.

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    Dealing with Depression or Acedia in Lent, Types of Fasting, and Distractions in Prayer

    February 18th, 2021  |  22 mins 36 secs
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    Fr. Josh discusses how to enter into lent if you struggle with depression or acedia, types of fasting, and how to deal with distractions in prayer.

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    Special Episode: Celebrating Black Saints

    February 11th, 2021  |  32 mins 6 secs
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    In this special episode, Fr. Josh shares with us the heroic stories of black saints and black individuals on their way to sainthood, who inspire us to persevere in our walk towards eternity.

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    Glorifying God, Salvation for Non-Christians, and the Fall of Man

    February 4th, 2021  |  30 mins 27 secs
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    Fr. Josh answers questions about what it means to glorify God with our actions, how salvation for non-Christians works, and how to understand the symbolism in the fall of Adam and Eve.

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    Hearing Confessions, Political Leadership, and Fighting Temptation

    January 28th, 2021  |  28 mins
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    Fr. Josh answers questions about what it's like to hear confessions as a priest, how to talk about political leaders, and how to practically fight thoughts of temptation. This episode contains adult themes that are not suitable for children - parental discretion is advised.