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.
Happy Easter from Fr. Josh!
Apr 23 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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. To view the shownotes for this episode, go to ascensionpress.com/askfrjosh and…
Be My Guest: Jeff Cavins, Activated Discipleship, and Catholic Swag
Mar 12 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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…
Episode 35: Divorce, God’s Wrath in the Old Testament, and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
Jan 8 • 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 • 12 min
Visit www.ascensionpress.com/askfatherjosh to view the show notes for every episode. 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…
Merry Christmas!
Dec 25, 2018 • 2 min
Fr. Josh wishes you a Merry Christmas and sings a few songs.
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
If listening on your phone, scroll down to "Chapters" to automatically jump to your favorite questions! Glory Story (2:28) Listener Feedback (6:41) Helping the Homeless (10:00) Communion on the Tongue (15:55) Addicted to Social Media (22:02) Universal…
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…
Episode 24: 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 [email protected]
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 [email protected]
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 [email protected] 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
The Eucharist, Relationship Standards, and Smoking Weed
Jun 6, 2018 • 34 min
The Rosary, Working on Sundays, and NFP
Jun 6, 2018 • 31 min
“Ask Fr. Josh” Launching Next Week!
May 30, 2018 • 0 min