November 19th, 2019 | 27 mins 25 secs
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Can Catholics support feminism? Why do some people believe women shouldn’t work outside the home? How do the promises of devotional prayers work—can they guarantee salvation? Should we be embracing the current interest in Christianity due to Kanye West and his album, Jesus is King? Fr. Josh answers this and more in today’s episode.
November 12th, 2019 | 31 mins 44 secs
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Father Josh answers questions about how to find healing in the midst of anxiety or depression, how to get involved in your parish, and whether or not Catholics can be Freemasons.
November 5th, 2019 | 29 mins 16 secs
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Fr. Josh goes in depth on two questions: What principles should Catholics turn to when it comes to voting for a political candidate? And is celebrating Halloween morally acceptable?
October 22nd, 2019 | 30 mins 4 secs
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Fr. Josh answers questions about non-Catholics receiving Communion in the Catholic Church, whether using essential oils is spiritually dangerous, and what St. Paul teaches about salvation and grace.
October 15th, 2019 | 30 mins 16 secs
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Fr. Josh answers questions about what happens to our guardian angels after we die, whether it’s OK to listen to explicit lyrics if you only pay attention to the music, and how to respond to someone who says all you have to do is love Jesus to get to heaven.
October 1st, 2019 | 29 mins 59 secs
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Fr. Josh answers questions about how to minister to a coworker who looks at horoscopes and practices “white” witchcraft, what’s the deal with ember days (periods of fasting for vocations throughout the year), and why Catholics venerate saint relics and images.
September 3rd, 2019 | 27 mins 51 secs
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Fr. Josh addresses questions about the salvation of family members who have committed suicide, what to do if a person is allergic to the Eucharist (Body and Blood), and whether natural family planning is still a good choice for women with health issues that would make pregnancy potentially life-threatening.
July 16th, 2019 | 32 mins 45 secs
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Fr. Josh answers questions about whether bad confession experiences are valid, how to avoid scrupulosity (obsession with avoiding sin), and how to invite people back to the Church. If you have a question, comment, or response for Fr. Josh, email us at email@example.com. You may hear your question or comment in an upcoming podcast episode!
July 9th, 2019 | 33 mins 11 secs
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Fr. Josh answers questions about why praying to the saints is different from worshiping them, how to remind people about the fast before receiving Communion, and whether it’s OK to go to a different parish for confession (so you don’t have to go to your pastor).
June 18th, 2019 | 40 mins 37 secs
catholic, catholic answers, catholic church, catholicism, conscientious consumer, health and homosexuality, homosexual catholics, leaving the priesthood, priest, priesthood, same-sex relationships
DISCLAIMER: Fr. Josh dives deep into details about the first question on same-sex love. Especially for parents listening with children in the car, please discern whether or not your child is ready to hear about the specifics of homosexual intercourse.
Fr. Josh answers questions about why the Catholic Church cannot support same-sex relationships, how to be a conscientious consumer without being overly scrupulous, and what happens to priests who leave the priesthood.
If you have a question, comment, or response for Fr. Josh, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may hear your question or comment in an upcoming podcast episode!