Ask Father Josh (Your Catholic Question and Answer Podcast)

Ask Father Josh (Your Catholic Question and Answer Podcast)

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Fr. Josh helps you navigate the tricky times in life when our Catholic Faith doesn’t give you an easy, “fill-in-the blank” answer.


All About Prayer
May 26 • 26 min
Father Josh answers questions all about prayer on today’s podcast. From Liturgy of the Hours, to praying through anxiety, to bringing the family into prayer. Text “askfrjosh” to 33-777 to subscribe to Fr. Josh’s shownotes or go to…
The Rapture, Working for the Church, Confession, and Superheroes
May 19 • 22 min
This week, Fr. Josh answers questions on the Rapture, confessions, working for the church, and Marvel superheroes. Snippet from the Show When dealing with very messy members of the body of Christ, lean into a closer relationship with St. John of the…
An Invitation to Pray: Rosary for Racial Reconciliation
May 12 • 15 min
This week, Fr. Josh invites you to pray a decade of the rosary with him for the intention of racial reconciliation in our country. SHOWNOTES Fr. Josh prays a Lectio Divina Rosary, where he will read a piece of scripture, pray on it, and then apply the…
SSPX, Three Days of Darkness, and Captain America
May 5 • 33 min
This week, Fr. Josh answers questions on the SSPX, the three days of darkness, and Captain America. Snippet from the Show “Holy Scripture should be our first love. ‘We have to read them, contemplate them, and put them into practice more than we breathe.’”…
Soul Ties, Suffering Well, and Reception of the Soul
Apr 28 • 38 min
This week, Fr. Josh answers questions on soul ties, how to offer up your suffering, and the institution of our souls. Snippet from the Show “God’s divine mercy is available to everyone… God is calling all of us to be saints.” Text “askfrjosh” to 33-777 to…
Original Parents, Vocations to Consecrated Single Life, and Annulment After Civil Marriage
Apr 21 • 31 min
Fr. Josh answers questions about whether Adam and Eve are the original parents of all people, what the vocation of consecrated single life and consecrated virginity is, and if someone married by the Justice of the Peace needs an annulment. Text…
Easter Message
Apr 14 • 6 min
This week, Fr. Josh shares some advice on how to spend this time to draw those around us back to a relationship with Christ, following the example of our Mother Mary and St. Mary Magdalene. For shownotes visit media.ascensionpress.com or text “askfrjosh”…
The Sacraments and Mass During COVID-19
Apr 7 • 29 min
Fr. Josh answers questions about receiving the sacraments and staying engaged in a virtual mass during COVID-19. Snippet from the Show _When it comes to making the act of spiritual communion, this practice can be done anywhere, anytime. And ask God to…
Be My Guest: Chika Anyanwu on ADHD, Bad Homilies, and Making a Good Confession
Mar 31 • 40 min
Fr. Josh is joined by Chika Anyanwu, Catholic speaker and author, to answer questions about being disappointed with homilies, teaching the Faith to a child with ADHD, and how much we need to divulge in order to make a good confession. Email your questions…
Be My Guest: Fr. Brad Doyle on Birth Control for Medical Reasons and Male Fertility Testing
Mar 24 • 40 min
On today’s episode, Father Josh is joined by his good friend Fr. Brad to answer questions about the ethics of fertility testing and birth control for medical reasons. *Producer’s note: * Father Josh is now live streaming his daily Masses to Ascension’s…
An Invitation to Pray with Father Josh during COVID-19
Mar 17 • 11 min
Father Josh shares a message of hope and perseverance for these escalating times of COVID-19. He reminds us how to pray Lectio Divina, modeling this spiritual exercise as he reflects on the way the apostle John responded when Jesus was taken away from…
Be My Guest: Fr. Paul Gros on OCD, Anxiety, and Therapy
Mar 10 • 41 min
Father Josh and Father Paul Gros answer questions about OCD and anxiety, family members with mental illness, and navigating life changes after therapy. For full episode shownotes, visit AscensionPress.com or text ASKFRJOSH to 33-777.
All About Christian Fasting: Eating Disorders, Spiritual Effects, and Challenges
Mar 3 • 35 min
Fr. Josh answers questions all about Christian fasting. Learn about fasting before Mass, fasting if you have an eating disorder, and the spiritual benefits of fasting. For full episode shownotes, text ASKFRJOSH to 33-777.
All About Lent: What’s Best for Your Soul This Year?
Feb 25 • 24 min
Fr. Josh answers the question, “What’s the point of Lent?” He then asks a set of questions to help you determine which Lenten practices will be best for your soul this year. Snippet from the Show When we enter into the Lenten season, we enter into…
Yoga, Forgiving the Devil, and Mary’s Free Will
Feb 18 • 38 min
Fr. Josh answers questions about whether Catholics should do yoga, whether we should forgive the Devil, and whether Mary truly had free will. **Glory Story (5:00) **Feedback (9:19) *Yoga (10:58) * Hi Fr. Josh, I thank the Lord for leading me to your…
Sex in Marriage, Arguing about Contraception, and Recovering from Sexual Sin
Feb 11 • 33 min
What kinds of physical acts are morally acceptable when it comes to sex in marriage? What do you do when one spouse embraces NFP and the other insists on using contraception? How can an engaged couple recover chastity and peace after giving into sexual…
Fear of the Lord, Explaining the Eucharist to Children, and Baptizing a Grandchild
Feb 4 • 30 min
Father Josh answers questions about fear of the Lord, explaining transubstantiation to children, and whether a grandparent should secretly baptize their unbaptized grandchild. Glory Story (2:49) Feedback (6:32) Baptizing a Grandchild (11:15) Hi Fr. Josh!…
All About the Priesthood: Women Priests, Married Priests, and Flawed Priests
Jan 28 • 39 min
Fr. Josh answers three questions about the priesthood: Why can’t women be priests? Why can’t priests get married? And how can you look past the human flaws of the priest when he is acting in persona Christi? Snippet from the Show Jesus Christ was radical,…
All about Being Pro Life: Abortion after Rape, Excommunicating Politicians, and Single Motherhood
Jan 21 • 36 min
In this week’s pro life themed episode, Father Josh addresses questions about abortion after rape, the often-misunderstood Church teaching on excommunication, and a unique challenge of single motherhood. Glory Story (2:39) Feedback (6:16) Rape and…
All About Living a Chaste Life (Even after Lost Virginity)
Jan 14 • 25 min
In today’s episode, Father Josh answers questions about the call and the challenge to pursue a chaste life. He answers a question from a mother who suspects her son is gay, a young woman who wants to enter the religious life but lost her virginity in…
Be My Guest: Andy Lesnefsky on Catholic Community, Tattoos, Fitting in, and Avoiding Burnout
Jan 7 • 39 min
Andy Lesnefsky from Vagabond Ministries joins Father Josh to discuss how to find/build Catholic community, being judged by Catholics for having tattoos, why you shouldn’t worry about fitting a perfect Catholic mold, and how to avoid burnout when you’re…
A New Years Prayer from Father Josh
Dec 31, 2019 • 2 min
Happy New Years Y'all! I'm taking one more week off from my regular recording schedule, but tune in next week when we kick off 2020 with the first ever LIVE recording of Ask Father Josh! Sidenote: this week I'm in Phoenix, Arizona for the FOCUS SLS20…
A Christmas Prayer from Father Josh
Dec 24, 2019 • 5 min
Father Josh prays for grace and peace to fill your soul as you approach this Christmas season.
Be My Guest: Favorite Things with Sister Miriam James
Dec 17, 2019 • 28 min
In today’s special episode, Sister Miriam James Heidland joins Father Josh to talk favorite childhood Christmas memories, YouTube videos, books, saints, and more. Snippet from the Show Christmas is a tender time that reminds us that we must become like…
Corrupt Church History, Saints Reading Minds, and “Mary Did You Know?”
Dec 10, 2019 • 26 min
Father Josh answers questions about how to talk about corruption in the Church’s history, whether the saints know our thoughts, and whether Mary knew that Jesus was God. **Glory Story (2:05) Feedback (3:59) ** Do Saints Know Our Thoughts? (9:04) Dear Fr.…
All About Advent: Christmas Music, Prayer, and the Liturgical Calendar
Dec 3, 2019 • 26 min
Father Josh answers questions about how to live Advent in a meaningful way, whether Catholics should listen to Christmas music during Advent, and what the “Christmas season” is according to the liturgical calendar. Snippet from the Show _For the secular…
Happy Thanksgiving, and Send Me Advent-Related Questions!
Nov 26, 2019 • 7 min
Father Josh shares four things he’s grateful for and wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving! He also encourages you to send all your Advent and Christmas related questions to him at askfrjosh@ascensionpress.com for a special themed episode in the coming weeks.…
Feminism, Devotionals Guaranteeing Salvation, and Kanye West
Nov 19, 2019 • 27 min
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…
Anxiety, Parish Involvement, and Can Catholics Be Masons
Nov 12, 2019 • 31 min
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. Snippet from the Show If a Catholic man joins the freemasons, he…
Catholic Voting and Celebrating Halloween
Nov 5, 2019 • 29 min
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? Snippet from the Show “Why would any follower of Jesus Christ vote for a…
Wearing Rosaries, Taize Prayer, and Spiritual Direction
Oct 29, 2019 • 27 min
Father Josh answers questions about wearing rosaries, taize prayer, and spiritual direction. Is it sacrilegious to wear a rosary? Is a rosary without a crucifix still a rosary? Should Catholics engage in Taize prayer, or is Taize prayer a new age…
Non Catholics Receiving Communion, Essential Oils, and St. Paul on Salvation
Oct 22, 2019 • 30 min
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. Snippet from the Show “If a person receives Holy…
Guardian Angels, Explicit Lyrics, and Christian Denominations
Oct 15, 2019 • 30 min
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…
Unanswered Prayers, Unplanned Pregnancy Before Marriage, and Bible Translations
Oct 8, 2019 • 26 min
Fr. Josh answers questions about what to do when you feel angry at God because of unanswered prayers to alleviate the suffering of a loved one, if cohabitation is a good solution to handle an unexpected pregnancy before marriage, and which translation of…
Ministering to Coworkers, Ember Days, and Revering Saint Relics
Oct 1, 2019 • 29 min
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…
Dropping Hosts, Not Kneeling at Mass, and the Devil in Our Thoughts
Sep 24, 2019 • 31 min
Fr. Josh answers questions about what to do when a consecrated Host is dropped during Communion, if the devil and demons can read our thoughts when we’re tempted, and what to do about a congregation that doesn’t kneel during Mass. Snippet from the Show…
All About Discernment: Dating, Marriage, and Jackie and Bobby Angel
Sep 17, 2019 • 42 min
Fr. Josh answers questions about what to do when you’re single but feel called to marriage, what to do when you’re discerning marriage but aren’t ready for kids, and what to do when the person you’re dating isn’t Catholic. Get 15% off Jackie and Bobby’s…
Holding Hands During the Our Father, Loss of Zeal, and Rap
Sep 10, 2019 • 37 min
Fr. Josh answers questions about holding hands when we say the Our Father during Mass, what to do about a dry spiritual life, and whether it’s possible to reconcile a love of rap and a religious vocation. Snippet from the Show “Holding hands is not a…
Suicide, Allergic to the Eucharist, and NFP for At-Risk Pregnancy
Sep 3, 2019 • 27 min
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…
Be My Guest: Kevin McCall, Asking for Signs, and the Holy Spirit
Aug 27, 2019 • 40 min
Fr. Josh and Kevin McCall talk about prayer, asking God for signs and how to have a relationship with the Holy Spirit. If you have a question, comment, or response for Fr. Josh, email us at askfrjosh@ascensionpress.com. You may hear your question or…
Be My Guest: Avera Maria Santo, Homosexuality, and Finding Happiness
Aug 20, 2019 • 44 min
Avera Maria Santo and Fr. Josh answer questions about choosing a vocation when experiencing gender dysphoria and how to respond to a family member in a same-sex relationship. Avera also shares her story about same-sex attraction and finding her identity…
Selfishness, Daily Mass, and Talking to Family About Religious Discernment
Aug 13, 2019 • 29 min
Fr. Josh answers questions about how to stop being selfish in relationships, whether it’s better to prioritize personal prayer or daily Mass, and how to tell family you’re thinking about entering seminary or religious life. If you have a question,…
Forgiving Deep Wounds Caused by Family, Praying for Souls in Purgatory, and Tired of Praying
Aug 6, 2019 • 37 min
Fr. Josh answers questions about how to forgive deep wounds caused by family members, what to do if you’ve grown bored with prayer, and what are some prayers we can say for souls in purgatory. If you have a question, comment, or response for Fr. Josh,…
Baptisms with Same-Sex Parents, Helping Family Understand Church Teachings, and Overwhelming Guilt
Jul 30, 2019 • 32 min
Fr. Josh answers questions about how to respond to a same-sex couple who wants their child baptized, how to help family understand Church teaching, and how to stop feeling guilty about sins from the past. If you have a question, comment, or response for…
Prayer Transcending Time, Married Priests, and Checking Someone Out
Jul 23, 2019 • 25 min
Fr. Josh answers questions about if our prayers can apply to people who are no longer alive, why there are priests who have been married, and if it’s OK to check someone out. If you have a question, comment, or response for Fr. Josh, email us at…
Scrupulosity, Bad Confession Experiences, and Young People Leaving the Church
Jul 16, 2019 • 32 min
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…
Praying to the Saints, the Communion Fast, and Confession “Hopping”
Jul 9, 2019 • 33 min
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…
Traditional Latin Mass, Witchcraft, and Mystic Visions
Jul 2, 2019 • 30 min
Fr. Josh answers questions about why some Catholics seem to think traditional Latin Mass is better than the Norvus Ordo, whether witchcraft is demonic or fake, and why only some saints have mystic visions. If you have a question, comment, or response for…
All About Alcohol: Drunkenness, Underage Drinking, and Whisky for Teething Babies
Jun 25, 2019 • 32 min
Fr. Josh answers questions all about drinking alcohol including: Do I need to go to confession after drinking? Is it OK to drink underage? What if I get drunk without intending to? Is that old wives tale of rubbing whiskey on a teething baby’s gums safe?…
Same-Sex Love, Boycotting Netflix, Leaving the Priesthood
Jun 18, 2019 • 40 min
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 learn more about the specifics of homosexual…
TV Mass, Cafeteria Catholics, and Finding Happiness When Depressed
Jun 11, 2019 • 40 min
Fr. Josh answers questions about if watching Mass on television fulfills our Sunday obligation, how to find happiness when depressed from past trauma, and how to talk with “cafeteria Catholics” who pick and choose which parts of the Faith to follow. If…
What Does Hell Look Like, Was Peter the First Pope, and a Follow Up to Spiritual Intimacy
Jun 4, 2019 • 35 min
Today Fr. Josh dives into some theology today as he answers questions about whether hell looks like Dante’s Inferno, why Peter was the first pope, and what kinds of spiritual intimacy are prudent before marriage. Hear more on this topic in the episode…
Original Sin, Explicit Music, State of Life Vocations, and Can Priests and Women Be Friends
May 28, 2019 • 45 min
Today Fr. Josh answers questions about how we become stained by original sin, listening to music with explicit lyrics, if feeling called to marriage means you will find a spouse, and if a friendship between a priest and a woman is appropriate. If you have…
Be My Guest: Dr. Mario Sacasa on Love as a Sincere Gift of Self
May 21, 2019 • 55 min
DISCLAIMER: Fr. Josh and Dr. Mario Sacasa dive deep into some of these topics including conjugal love and struggles with pornography. You may want to listen first and discern whether or not it is the right time for your child(ren) to listen. Today Fr.…
Praying the Paul VI Rosary: The Glorious Mysteries
May 14, 2019 • 30 min
Today Fr. Josh talks about how Mary invites us again and again to pray the Rosary and then prays the Glorious Mysteries of the Paul VI Rosary (because it’s Easter). Grab your Rosary and pray along! If you have a question, comment, or response for Fr.…
Chapel Veils, Free Will, and Methods for Preventing Pregnancy
May 7, 2019 • 39 min
Today Fr. Josh answers questions about women wearing chapel veils at Mass, what to do with our God-given freedom, and whether certain methods for preventing pregnancy are permissible during times of fertility. If you have a question, comment, or response…
Hypostatic Union, Annulled Marriages, and Asking a Girl on a Date
Apr 30, 2019 • 26 min
Today Fr. Josh answers questions about how Jesus knew he was God as a child, whether an annulled marriage means the couple was living in a state of sin, and how to ask a girl on a date. If you have a question, comment, or response for Fr. Josh, email us…
Happy Easter from Fr. Josh!
Apr 23, 2019 • 1 min
Happy Easter! This week we celebrate a new season in the Church, one of renewal and joy. Fr. Josh will be back next week with more questions and answers, but this week we celebrate the resurrection of Christ! God bless you and your families as we rejoice…
Holy Week, Aliens, and Righteous Anger
Apr 16, 2019 • 38 min
Today Fr. Josh answers questions about when anger can be considered righteous, how to enter into Holy Week, and speculating about whether or not aliens could have souls. If you have a question, comment, or response for Fr. Josh, email us at…
Nuns Without Habits, Explaining Past Mistakes to Children, and Fr. Josh’s Conversion
Apr 9, 2019 • 36 min
Today Fr. Josh answers questions about how to explain past mistakes to your children, how to react to nuns who don’t wear habits, and his own conversion story. If you have a question, comment, or response for Fr. Josh, email us at…
The Devil, Life After Rape, and Giving Communion to Unbelievers
Apr 2, 2019 • 36 min
Fr. Josh answers questions about why God created the devil, distributing Communion to people in a state of mortal sin, and how to return to God after a traumatic assault. If you have a question, comment, or response for Fr. Josh, email us at…
Be My Guest: Dr. Edward Sri, the Crucifixion, and St. Joseph
Mar 26, 2019 • 39 min
Fr. Josh and scripture scholar Dr. Edward Sri answer questions about Jesus’ divine nature, why Jesus had to be crucified, and what happened to St. Joseph during Christ’s passion. If you have a question, comment, or response for Fr. Josh, email us at…
Depression, Sexism in the Church, Candy During Lent, and Posting on Facebook
Mar 19, 2019 • 33 min
Fr. Josh answers questions about why God allows depression, sexism in the Church, choosing a good Lenten sacrifice, and posting religious images and quotes on social media. If you have a question, comment, or response for Fr. Josh, email us at…
Be My Guest: Jeff Cavins, Activated Discipleship, and Catholic Swag
Mar 12, 2019 • 42 min
Fr. Josh interviews Jeff Cavins on his new book, The Activated Disciple, and how to be a true disciple of Christ. They also discuss Jeff’s journey to the Catholic Faith, being a fan of Jesus versus being a follower of Jesus, cultivating a real…
Ash Wednesday, Dress Code for Mass, and Downplaying Mortal Sins During Confession
Mar 5, 2019 • 33 min
Fr. Josh answers questions about wearing ashes in public on Ash Wednesday, what to wear at daily Mass vs. Sunday Mass, and how detailed we need to be about mortal sins during confession. If you have a question, comment, or response for Fr. Josh, email us…
Do Pets Go to Heaven, Family Conflict, and Honor Thy Father and Mother
Feb 26, 2019 • 31 min
Today, Fr. Josh answers questions about if pets go to heaven, what to do if conflict begins to grow in a family, and how to honor your father and mother as an adult. If you have a question, comment, or response for Fr. Josh, email us at…
Saint Icons, Feeling Unwelcome at Church, and the War on Drugs
Feb 19, 2019 • 38 min
Today, Fr. Josh answers questions about why it seems that the majority of saint icons are European in appearance, how to approach visiting Catholic churches, and the criminalization of marijuana in the “war on drugs.” If you have a question, comment, or…
Catholic Dating, How Far is Too Far Before Marriage, and Spiritual Intimacy
Feb 12, 2019 • 30 min
In this Valentines Day special, Fr. Josh answers questions about feeling invisible in the Catholic dating scene, how far is too far before marriage—especially in regards to kissing—and spiritual intimacy when not married. If you have a question, comment,…
Are Tattoos a Sin, the Covington Catholic Controversy, and Arguments Between Priests and Parish Staff
Feb 5, 2019 • 32 min
Fr. Josh tells us if getting tattoos are a sin, and gives his personal thoughts on the incident involving the Covington Catholic High School student, and offers advice on how to approach disagreements between a priest and the parish office staff. If you…
Eucharistic Adoration, Mary’s Perpetual Virginity, Single Moms, and Children Questioning the Catholic Faith
Jan 29, 2019 • 36 min
Fr. Josh answers questions about what to do in Eucharistic Adoration, why Mary and Joseph did not consummate their marriage, if single moms can practice the Catholic Faith, and how to help children who are questioning the Catholic Faith. If you have a…
Spending the Night, Humility, the Paranormal, and Same Sex Adoption
Jan 22, 2019 • 44 min
Fr. Josh answers questions about whether or not spending the night together before marriage is OK, what true humility looks like, if Catholics believe in paranormal activity, and how to evangelize to friends who believe same sex adoption is good. If you…
Pray for Our Priests
Jan 15, 2019 • 1 min
This week, Fr. Josh is at a priest conference with his diocese trying to grow and experience renewal in his priesthood. He invites you to pray for the priests of Baton Rouge so their hearts may be set on fire by our Lord to live holy lives and become…
Divorce, God’s Wrath in the Old Testament, and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
Jan 8, 2019 • 40 min
Fr. Josh answers questions about how to pray to God after a divorce, why God in the Old Testament is full of wrath yet in the New Testament he is full of mercy, and why only Catholic priests can consecrate the host into Jesus’ body, blood, soul, and…
Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
Jan 1, 2019 • 12 min
God the Father created each and every one of us for no other reason than because he desires for us to become saints. The greatest saint that God ever created is the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God. She desires us to join her in heaven and worship the…
Merry Christmas!
Dec 25, 2018 • 2 min
Fr. Josh wishes you a Merry Christmas and sings a few songs. If you have a question, comment, or response for Fr. Josh, email us at askfrjosh@ascensionpress.com. You may hear your question or comment in an upcoming podcast episode!
Finding Meaning in Life, Christmas Presents, and Helping Children Discern their Vocation
Dec 18, 2018 • 28 min
Fr. Josh answers questions about finding meaning in life while suffering, meaningful Christmas gift suggestions, and how to help your children discern their vocations. If you have a question, comment, or response for Fr. Josh, email us at…
Praying the Paul VI Rosary
Dec 11, 2018 • 18 min
Today’s episode is a special episode on prayer where Fr. Josh actually invites you to pull out your rosary and pray with him. The Rosary is one of the most powerful prayers we can pray as a disciple of Jesus. Fr. Josh guides you through the mystery of the…
The Big Bang, Examination of Conscience, and Overcoming Mortal Sins
Dec 4, 2018 • 42 min
Fr. Josh answers questions about the Catholic perspective on the Big Bang, how to find a thorough examination of conscience for confession, and ways to overcome mortal sins. If you have a question, comment, or response for Fr. Josh, email us at…
Addicted to Social Media, Helping the Homeless, and Communion on the Tongue
Nov 20, 2018 • 33 min
Fr. Josh answers questions about overcoming addictions to social media and phones, helping the homeless, and whether receiving Communion on the tongue or hand is better. If you have a question, comment, or response for Fr. Josh, email us at…
Admonishing the Sinner, Regretting Abortion, and Marriage in Heaven
Nov 13, 2018 • 29 min
Fr. Josh answers questions about approaching a loved one about a sin without sounding judgmental, finding peace and forgiveness after an abortion, and the Church’s teaching on marriage in heaven. If you have a question, comment, or response for Fr. Josh,…
Voting, Spiritual Direction, and Fasting
Nov 6, 2018 • 41 min
Fr. Josh answers questions about voting when not one candidate’s platform aligns totally with Catholic teaching, how to discern finding a spiritual director, and the correct way to approach fasting. If you have a question, comment, or response for Fr.…
Sacramentals, Circumcision, and Time Off Purgatory
Oct 30, 2018 • 43 min
Fr. Josh answers questions about the difference between sacramentals and being superstitious, whether or not Catholics should practice circumcision on their children, and if earthly suffering can shorten our time in purgatory before we go to heaven. If…
Halloween, Children at Mass, and Maid of Honor
Oct 23, 2018 • 30 min
Fr. Josh answers questions about dressing up in costumes for Halloween, what to do when you have fussy children at Mass, and how to choose a maid of honor for a wedding. If you have a question, comment, or response for Fr. Josh, email us at…
Distractions in Prayer, Alcoholic Spouses, and Racism in the Church
Oct 16, 2018 • 36 min
Fr. Josh answers questions about being distracted and easily bored by daily prayer, what to do if your spouse is a verbally abusive alcoholic, and how to respond to racism in the church. If you have a question, comment, or response for Fr. Josh, email us…
An Invitation to Pray
Oct 9, 2018 • 3 min
Money, Chronic Pain, Discerning the Priesthood
Oct 2, 2018 • 30 min
Fr. Josh answers questions about money, full time jobs and benefits, how to unite chronic pain with Jesus’ pain, and tips for discerning the priesthood. If you have a question, comment, or response for Fr. Josh, email us at askfrjosh@ascensionpress.com.…
Cannibalism, Cremation, and Sinful Priests
Sep 25, 2018 • 32 min
Fr. Josh answers questions about why Catholics are not cannibals even though we consume the body and blood of Jesus, why burial is preferable to cremation and spreading ashes, and why the sacraments are still valid (in most cases) even if a priest is…
The Pill, Choosing Godparents, and Loneliness
Sep 18, 2018 • 37 min
Fr. Josh answers questions about taking the birth control pill for health issues, choosing holy godparents, and dealing with an overwhelming loneliness. If you have a question, comment, or response for Fr. Josh, email us at askfrjosh@ascensionpress.com.…
Working Moms, Quitting Smoking, and Can We Lose Our Salvation
Sep 11, 2018 • 34 min
Fr. Josh answers questions about the Catholic teaching on salvation, how to quit smoking, and struggles with being a working mother. If you have a question, comment, or response for Fr. Josh, email us at askfrjosh@ascensionpress.com. You may hear your…
Lust, Reading Scripture, Lying, and Jehovah’s Witnesses
Sep 4, 2018 • 37 min
Fr. Josh answers questions about struggling with lustful thoughts, guidance on how to read Scripture, if lying is ever OK, and what to do when Jehovah’s Witnesses knock on your door. If you have a question, comment, or response for Fr. Josh, email us at…
Virgin Mary, In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), and Discerning Vocation while Experiencing Same-Sex Attraction
Aug 28, 2018 • 37 min
Living in Sin, Dating, Forgiving Oneself, and Jealousy
Aug 21, 2018 • 42 min
Hormone Replacement Therapy, 30 Years Since Last Confession, When Do We Receive Our Souls
Aug 14, 2018 • 34 min
Childhood Abuse, Anxiety, Converting to Catholicism, Father Abandonment, and Communion Cup
Aug 7, 2018 • 37 min
The Bible, Masturbation, Honeymoon Abstinence, and Holy Communion
Jul 31, 2018 • 37 min
Divorce, Going to Hell, and Being Angry at God
Jul 24, 2018 • 41 min
Racism, Non-Catholic Bible Studies, Organ Donation, and Plastic Surgery
Jul 17, 2018 • 40 min
Is Your Spouse Your Friend, How to Be Catholic at Work, Is Sex Just to Make Babies, and Healing from Past Dating Wounds
Jul 10, 2018 • 32 min
Vasectomies, Death of a Family Member, Prayer Journaling, and Gay Relationships
Jul 3, 2018 • 42 min
Infant Baptism, Ending Friendships, and Purgatory
Jun 26, 2018 • 34 min
Infidelity, Venial Sins, Letting Go, and Anger
Jun 19, 2018 • 35 min
Pope Francis, Priests Playing Favorites, and Celibacy
Jun 12, 2018 • 35 min
Game of Thrones, Fallen-Away Catholics, and Discernment
Jun 6, 2018 • 34 min
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The Eucharist, Relationship Standards, and Smoking Weed
Jun 6, 2018 • 34 min
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The Rosary, Working on Sundays, and NFP
Jun 6, 2018 • 31 min
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“Ask Fr. Josh” Launching Next Week!
May 30, 2018 • 0 min