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.
Praying the Paul VI Rosary
Dec 11 • 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 • 42 min
If listening on your phone, scroll down to "Chapters" and automatically jump to your favorite questions! Visit www.ascensionpress.com/askfatherjosh to view the show notes for every episode. Fr. Josh answers questions about the Catholic perspective on the…
Addicted to Social Media, Helping the Homeless, and Communion on the Tongue
Nov 20 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 3 min
Money, Chronic Pain, Discerning the Priesthood
Oct 2 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 37 min
Living in Sin, Dating, Forgiving Oneself, and Jealousy
Aug 21 • 42 min
Hormone Replacement Therapy, 30 Years Since Last Confession, When Do We Receive Our Souls
Aug 14 • 34 min
Childhood Abuse, Anxiety, Converting to Catholicism, Father Abandonment, and Communion Cup
Aug 7 • 37 min
The Bible, Masturbation, Honeymoon Abstinence, and Holy Communion
Jul 31 • 37 min
Divorce, Going to Hell, and Being Angry at God
Jul 24 • 41 min
Racism, Non-Catholic Bible Studies, Organ Donation, and Plastic Surgery
Jul 17 • 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 • 32 min
Vasectomies, Death of a Family Member, Prayer Journaling, and Gay Relationships
Jul 3 • 42 min
Infant Baptism, Ending Friendships, and Purgatory
Jun 26 • 34 min
Infidelity, Venial Sins, Letting Go, and Anger
Jun 19 • 35 min
Pope Francis, Priests Playing Favorites, and Celibacy
Jun 12 • 35 min
Game of Thrones, Fallen-Away Catholics, and Discernment
Jun 6 • 34 min
The Eucharist, Relationship Standards, and Smoking Weed
Jun 6 • 34 min
The Rosary, Working on Sundays, and NFP
Jun 6 • 31 min
“Ask Fr. Josh” Launching Next Week!
May 30 • 0 min