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Ask Fr. Josh is the podcast where I hear you out and do my best to help you navigate the tricky times in life when our Catholic Faith doesn’t give you an easy “fill-in-the blank” answer. On this show, we’ll listen to one another, problem solve together, and ultimately entrust everything to our Lord. If this is your first time tuning in, here’s how the show goes: Each episode, I'll address three to four of your questions. I’ll cover everything from Catholic teaching to moral dilemmas to relationship advice. I'm not perfect, and I can’t guarantee that my advice is going to make things easy, but I'll do my best to share what I've learned during my time as a priest, pastor, and friend.
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Ask Father Josh (Your Catholic Question and Answer Podcast‪)‬ Ascension Catholic Media

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 125 Ratings

Ask Fr. Josh is the podcast where I hear you out and do my best to help you navigate the tricky times in life when our Catholic Faith doesn’t give you an easy “fill-in-the blank” answer. On this show, we’ll listen to one another, problem solve together, and ultimately entrust everything to our Lord. If this is your first time tuning in, here’s how the show goes: Each episode, I'll address three to four of your questions. I’ll cover everything from Catholic teaching to moral dilemmas to relationship advice. I'm not perfect, and I can’t guarantee that my advice is going to make things easy, but I'll do my best to share what I've learned during my time as a priest, pastor, and friend.
Send me your questions at ascensionpress.com/askfatherjosh

    When Your Spouse Doesn’t Share Your Faith

    When Your Spouse Doesn’t Share Your Faith

    What do you do if your spouse isn’t praying, going to Mass, or living the faith at all? Many people find themselves in the position where their spouse is non-Catholic or not practicing the faith. This can be incredibly difficult both as a spouse and as a parent. Fr. Josh Johnson is joined by Deacon Michael Parker to discuss what to do in this kind of situation. They share how you can work to evangelize your spouse without nagging or creating animosity in the relationship.


    Snippet From the Show
    It is essential that we share the goodness of the Lord through our words and our actions.



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    • 21 min
    Retreats: Essential or Indulgent?

    Retreats: Essential or Indulgent?

    Just as we would prioritize a vacation with our family or our husband or our wife, we ought to also prioritize a getaway with God. In today’s episode, Fr. Josh Johnson encourages us to get away, break our routines, and listen to the voice of God. He unfolds how important retreats are for him in his walk with God, and how life-changing different types of retreats can be for us, no matter what state of life we find ourselves in. 
    Snippet From the Show
    If God is important to us, then God deserves to be on our calendar.



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    • 19 min
    How Do Husbands Want to Be Loved?

    How Do Husbands Want to Be Loved?

    It is essential for every spouse to learn how best to love their husband or wife. To discuss how husbands want to be loved, Fr. Josh Johnson is joined by Deacon Michael Parker. Together, they talk through some of the ways that men tend to feel most loved. They also touch on the importance of communication and vulnerability when it comes to spouses learning how to best love one another.


    Snippet From the Show
    Receive your spouse as the gift they are.



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    • 22 min
    Can Holy People Have Fun?

    Can Holy People Have Fun?

    Does being Christian mean that you need to live a solitary, boring, or unhappy life? Looking at the lives of holy men and women, it can appear that the majority of their lives were suffering and solitude. Does this mean that “fun” has no place in the Christian life? Fr. Josh Johnson takes up this question in today’s episode.


    Snippet From the Show
    “Faith is our source of joy. We believe in a God who created us so that we might enjoy human happiness - in some measure on earth, in its fullness in heaven. We are meant to have our human joys: the joy of living, the joy of love and friendship, the joy of work well done.” -St. John Paul II



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    • 16 min
    Decision Making: Single vs. Married

    Decision Making: Single vs. Married

    Is there a right way to make decisions? How people make decisions may look different depending on what season of life they are in. Fr. Josh Johnson is joined by Deacon Michael Parker to discuss some best practices when it comes to making decisions, especially in a marriage.


    Snippet From the Show
    When you bring prayer into your decision making, you can trust that Christ is at the center.



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    • 22 min
    Međugorje: Private vs. Public Revelation

    Međugorje: Private vs. Public Revelation

    What do you know about the apparitions of Međugorje? Although these apparitions are not yet approved, there are many who have traveled to the site and been convicted in their faith. Fr. Josh Johnson shares about his own experiences with Međugorje and explains the difference between private and public revelation.


    Snippet From the Show
    Authentic apparitions don’t add anything to our faith. They simply emphasize something that is already present in the ordinary teachings of the Church.



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    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

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125 Ratings

125 Ratings

chesney's world ,

Thank you

Love your podcast ! Thank you so much for taking time to share the love . Peace of Christ to your spirit.

PearlGirl14 ,

Great show!

Ask Fr. Josh is a great show! He answers questions in an easy to understand way and is very passionate about his faith. Thank you Fr. Josh!

Chile-girl ,

Thank you Fr. Josh.

There’s so many questions I have about things in life in general that apply to being Catholic. Thank you for answering so many with such clarity. Thank you for not being afraid to speak the truth. Especially when it comes to evil in the world. Seems like no one wants to talk about that. You are such a gift to all of us. Will continue to pray for you and your ministry. All the best to you Fr. Josh. May God continue to bless you on your journey to become a Saint. Roxana

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