Ask Father Josh (Your Catholic Question and Answer Podcast)

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

175 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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    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 Lousiana. 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.

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    Be My Guest: Finding a Saint Like You (with Meg Hunter-Kilmer)

    July 8th, 2021  |  46 mins 5 secs
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    Meg Hunter-Kilmer joins Fr. Josh to answer questions about the diverse lives of the saints from all over the world, saints who struggled with anxiety, and how the intercession of the saints works.

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    Orthodox Christians and Catholic Rites, Music in Mass, and the Necessity of Baptism

    July 1st, 2021  |  31 mins 15 secs
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    Fr. Josh answers questions about orthodox christians and the different Catholic rites, the purpose of music in the Mass, and the necessity of Baptism for the salvation of our souls.

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    Jesus Heals the Demoniac, and Receiving the Stigmata

    June 24th, 2021  |  24 mins 18 secs
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    Fr. Josh answers questions about the story of Jesus healing the demoniac in Matthew 8: 25-34, and the significance and accuracy of saints receiving the marks of Jesus' crucifixion wounds on their bodies known as the stigmata.

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    Holy Masculinity, the Problem with Sending “Good Vibes”, and Attending Non-Catholic Weddings

    June 17th, 2021  |  25 mins 6 secs
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    Fr. Josh answers questions about restoring holy masculinity, why we shouldn’t tell people we’re sending them “good vibes”, and attending non-Catholic weddings.

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    Making Time for Prayer, Attending Mass with a Baby, and Eucharistic Miracles

    June 10th, 2021  |  22 mins 45 secs
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    Fr. Josh answers questions about how to make time for prayer when you are busy, what do when you are struggling to attend and participate in Mass as a new mom with a baby, and how Eucharistic miracles strengthen our belief in the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist.