February 2nd, 2023 | 14 mins 8 secs
What are our responsibilities when it comes to caring for our parents? As we get older, so do our parents. In this episode, Fr. Josh explains the duty we have to our parents but also how our relationships with our parents change as we get older. He also shares two stories of people that can be examples to us when it comes to caring for parents and the elderly.
January 26th, 2023 | 23 mins 53 secs
Are you ever confused or hurt when you hear that a priest has left the priesthood? Fr. Josh takes on this issue in today’s podcast. He explains some of the more common reasons why a priest might leave the priesthood. Fr. Josh shares the impact this can have on others and offers advice on how to respond in these situations.
January 19th, 2023 | 24 mins 4 secs
Is there such a thing as “red flags” when it comes to discerning religious life? Fr. Josh responds to a listener’s question regarding best practices when discerning religious life. He shares advice on what to look for and how to get to know different religious communities.
January 12th, 2023 | 16 mins
If you are baptized, do you automatically go to Heaven? Do you have to be baptized in order to get to Heaven? In this episode, Fr. Josh answers a question about baptism and how it is linked to salvation. He addresses some of the different situations that can arise when it comes to baptism or the lack of baptism.
January 5th, 2023 | 16 mins 24 secs
Why do we sing the psalms in Mass? In this episode, Fr. Josh explains why the psalms are most commonly sung and how singing can actually benefit our prayer. He also dives into the life of the author of the psalms: King David.
December 15th, 2022 | 19 mins 32 secs
It is good for spouses to pray together, but how do you do it? What if one spouse is not as interested in praying together as the other? Fr. Josh shares the importance of praying together and also gives some advice and ideas on how to do it.
December 8th, 2022 | 17 mins 41 secs
Fr. Josh explains what an Ordinary Eucharistic Minister and Extraordinary Eucharistic Minister is, and when it's appropriate to use Extraordinary Ministers. He also shares the proper way to receive Jesus in the Eucharist and young St. Tarcisius' story.
December 1st, 2022 | 17 mins 5 secs
Fr. Josh answers a question about building bridges through Christlike relationships with our Protestant brothers and sisters. He also encourages us to dive into Scripture this Advent by following the example of St. Joseph, a man also rooted in the Word of God.
November 23rd, 2022 | 6 mins 26 secs
"It wasn't what I thought it would be." In this special Thanksgiving episode, Father Josh assures those who may be "poor in spirit" during this holiday season, inviting us to be so rooted in the love of God, that God's love is enough for us. God is all we need.
November 17th, 2022 | 15 mins 40 secs
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Why is it that only priests are able to consecrate the Eucharist in the Mass? In this episode, Fr. Josh explains the Scriptural teachings as well as the teachings handed down by the Church behind this, and we also hear the story of St. Charles de Foucauld, who teaches us to listen to the voice of God, to follow where he leads us, and to trust he will sustain us in our ministry and in our daily life.