Ask Father Josh (Your Catholic Question and Answer Podcast)

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

180 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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    Vocation Confusion and Taking the Morning After Pill

    October 21st, 2021  |  26 mins 52 secs
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    Fr. Josh answers questions about experiencing confusion and doubts discerning one's vocation, and why taking the morning after pill is a serious sin, but a sin that God forgives through the sacrament of Reconciliation because there is no sin that God doesn't forgive in confession.

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    Possessing vs. Loving Others and Understanding Modesty

    October 14th, 2021  |  19 mins 50 secs
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    Fr. Josh answers questions about the difference between possessing others versus authentically loving them, and how to properly understand modesty, and why how we dress matters.

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    Coping with Grief, Naming Children, and Discerning the Contemplative Life

    October 7th, 2021  |  25 mins 1 sec
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    Fr. Josh answers questions about how to cope with grief from a Catholic perspective, how to choose patron saint names for your child, and how to discern a vocation to the contemplative life.

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    Retreat Highs, Fear of Marriage, and Facing An Unplanned Pregnancy

    September 30th, 2021  |  21 mins 52 secs
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    Fr. Josh answers questions about how to hold on to the graces we receive on retreats once they are over, why young people today shouldn't be afraid of marriage, and how to find courage during an unplanned pregnancy.

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    Be My Guest: Cultivating a Healthy Lifestyle (with Megan and Jared Braud)

    September 23rd, 2021  |  37 mins 5 secs
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    Megan and Jared Braud join Fr. Josh to discuss how to cultivate a healthy and integrated lifestyle that enables us to physically and spiritually thrive as disciples of Christ.

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    Waiting to Enter the Church, College Greek Life, and Feeling Alone in the Faith

    September 16th, 2021  |  26 mins 52 secs
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    Fr. Josh answers questions about waiting to enter the Church as an RCIA candidate, whether Catholics should join college fraternities and sororities, and what to do if you are feeling alone in the faith and yearning for community.

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    Special Episode: Finding God in Devastation (with Fr. Mark Toups)

    September 13th, 2021  |  36 mins 28 secs
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    Where is God in devastation? In this special episode, Fr. Mark Toups gives us an insight into the devastating impact of Hurricane on countless lives, communities, and parishes in the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux in Louisiana. Fr. Mark Toups encourages us to support survivors of Hurricane Ida, and reveals how God unfolds miracles in the midst of great loss and suffering.

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    All About Mary: Hail Mary Prayer, Ark of the Covenant, and Mary's Virginity

    September 9th, 2021  |  20 mins 54 secs
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    In honor of Mary's nativity celebrated by the Church this week, Fr. Josh answers questions about the biblical origin of the Hail Mary prayer, whether Mary is the new Ark of the Covenant, and how we can understand Mary's perpetual virginity.

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    Be My Guest: All About Catholic Social Teaching (with Mari Pablo)

    September 2nd, 2021  |  40 mins 43 secs
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    Mari Pablo joins Fr. Josh to answer questions about saints who embody Catholic social teaching, how to make people from diverse cultural backgrounds feel welcome in the Church, and how to work with people who believe in some Church teachings, but not others.

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    Fasting for Beginners, Spiritual Dryness, and the Engagement Season

    August 26th, 2021  |  37 mins 57 secs
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    Fr. Josh answers questions about the importance of fasting and how to start fasting for beginners, how to navigate spiritual dryness, and how to prepare for the vocation of marriage as an engaged couple.

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    Be My Guest: All About Same-Sex Attraction with Fr. Phillip Bochanski

    August 19th, 2021  |  39 mins
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    Fr. Phillip Bochanski joins Fr. Josh to talk all about same-sex attraction and how the Catholic Church ministers to people who experience same-sex attraction so they can live in the freedom of Christ's love. Fr. Phillip Bochanski is the Executive Director of Courage International, an apostolate that provides pastoral support in the form of spiritual guidance, community prayer support, and fellowship for people who experience same-sex attraction.

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    Dealing with Shame, Bringing Your Kids to Adoration, and Combatting the Power of Evil

    August 12th, 2021  |  34 mins 20 secs
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    Fr. Josh answers questions about dealing with shame, how to bring your young kids to adoration, and how to combat the power of evil.

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    Cremation, Crosses versus Crucifixes, and Forgetting Sins During Confession

    August 5th, 2021  |  26 mins 35 secs
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    Fr. Josh answers questions about the Church's teaching on cremation and ashes, what the difference between crosses and crucifixes is, and whether the sins we forget during confession are forgiven.

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    Loving the Homeless, Struggling with Infertility, and Losing Members of the Body of Christ

    July 29th, 2021  |  36 mins 48 secs
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    Fr. Josh answers questions about how to love and serve the homeless, how to handle discouragement when struggling with infertility, and how to come to terms with family members and friends turning away from God and leaving the Catholic Church.

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    Accompanying the Dying, How to Pray a Holy Hour, and Defining Vanity

    July 22nd, 2021  |  24 mins 15 secs
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    Fr. Josh answers questions about how to accompany the dying in prayer, how to pray a fruitful holy hour, and how to define vanity when it comes to caring about our appearance.

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    Denying Yourself, Why is God referred to as He, and Catholic Social Teaching

    July 15th, 2021  |  37 mins 40 secs
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    Fr. Josh answers questions about Jesus' teaching on denying oneself, why God is referred to as "He" , and how to grow in our understanding of the Catholic social teaching.