Ask Father Josh (Your Catholic Question and Answer Podcast)

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

209 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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    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.

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    Optional Prayers in Mass, Marian Apparitions, and How the Bible Is for Everyone

    March 24th, 2022  |  23 mins 19 secs
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    Fr. Josh answers questions about the use of optional prayers in Mass, the purpose of Marian apparitions, and ways to encourage others to read Scripture.

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    Be My Guest: Understanding Exorcisms and Avoiding the Demonic with Fr. Vincent Lampert

    March 17th, 2022  |  17 mins 20 secs
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    In this episode, Fr. Josh and guest Fr. Lampert discuss the topic of exorcisms, how to avoid the demonic, and how to be liberated from any connection with the demonic.

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    Listening to Homilies, Charisms of Religious Orders, and Lent during Pregnancy

    March 10th, 2022  |  21 mins 5 secs
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    Fr. Josh answers questions on whether or not you have to listen to the homily at Mass, what the some of the different charisms in religious orders are, and what Lent should look like for an expectant mother.

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    Be My Guest: Dating and Relationship Questions with Dr. Mario Sacasa

    March 3rd, 2022  |  43 mins 12 secs
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    Fr. Josh is joined by special guest Dr. Mario Sacasa. They answer questions on how to discuss the discernment of marriage in a relationship, when and how to share your past, what to do when the person you have feelings for does not draw you closer to God, and how to set appropriate boundaries in a relationship.

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    Good Retreats, Prayer Scarves, and Resources for Lent

    February 24th, 2022  |  23 mins 58 secs
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    Fr. Josh answers questions on how to find a good retreat, the purpose of wearing a prayer scarf (or mantilla), and what are some good resources for Lent.

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    Caring for Our Parents, Harry Potter, and Modes of Receiving Holy Communion

    February 17th, 2022  |  27 mins 44 secs
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    Fr. Josh answers questions regarding a person’s responsibility to care for their parents, whether or not Christians should read Harry Potter, and what are the correct modes for receiving Holy Communion.

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    Women Leaders in the Church, Ephesians 5:22-23, and the Right Reception of Holy Communion

    February 10th, 2022  |  28 mins 48 secs
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    Fr. Josh answers questions regarding the authority and leadership of women in the Church, what it means for wives to be submissive to their husbands, and how to talk with loved ones about the right reception of Holy Communion.

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    Syncretism, Facing Rejection, and the Proper Use of NFP

    February 3rd, 2022  |  25 mins 38 secs
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    Fr. Josh answers regarding the issue of syncretism, how to face rejection when pursuing your vocation, and how to use Natural Family Planning (NFP) appropriately in marriage.