218 episodes

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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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 51 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

    Compartmentalizing Faith

    Compartmentalizing Faith

    Do you ever find yourself compartmentalizing your faith? In our culture today, it can be very easy to leave our faith at church or in Bible Study. However, Fr. Josh encourages you to bring your faith everywhere…even Bachelor/Bachelorette parties and to the workplace.


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    Do not be mediocre. Instead, live radically for Jesus Christ.



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    • 19 min
    Receiving Communion in Other Denominations: Yes or No?

    Receiving Communion in Other Denominations: Yes or No?

    Fr. Josh answers a question regarding the reception of communion with other Christian denominations. He discusses both attending their services and receiving communion and whether it is permissible or not.


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    The Sacrifice of the Mass is irreplaceable.



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    • 31 min
    What if My Employer Supports Things Contrary to My Beliefs?

    What if My Employer Supports Things Contrary to My Beliefs?

    Can I work at a company that supports movements or organizations that are not in line with my beliefs? Fr. Josh answers this question and offers advice on how to discern if your place of work is the right place for you to be. Fr. Josh also shares about a married couple who are on the path to canonization.


    Snippet From the Show
    When God the Father looks at us, he sees us as a gift.



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    • 26 min
    How Can I Serve My Parish?

    How Can I Serve My Parish?

    Did you know that each of us is called to serve our parish in a particular way? Sometimes it can be daunting to figure out how God wants us to serve. In this episode, Fr. Josh gives tips and suggestions on how to discern God’s will in this matter.


    Snippet From the Show
    Discernment cannot happen if you are not invested in the sacraments.



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    • 24 min
    Be My Guest: Do You Know What You Believe? (with Sarah Swafford)

    Be My Guest: Do You Know What You Believe? (with Sarah Swafford)

    What do we believe and why do we believe it? This week, Fr. Josh is joined by special guest Sarah Swafford to discuss the new series What We Believe. Sarah shares some of her favorite aspects of the series and why this series is so important for people today.


    Snippet From the Show
    Let the stirring of your heart be illuminated by your mind.



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    • 42 min
    Anointing of the Sick vs. Last Rites

    Anointing of the Sick vs. Last Rites

    Have you ever wondered what the difference is between Anointing of the Sick and Last Rites? Fr. Josh shares about each one and explains their differences. Fr. Josh also shares about an incredible young man who not only lived a life for God, but also gives us a great example of a holy death.


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    When you receive the sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, you receive spiritual strength from God.



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    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

EekaMoo ,

Easily Understandable and Compassionate Catechism

Father Josh feels like an old friend after many years of listening to him answer many, many questions. He is prayerful, humble, faithful, and I love his emphasis on the Word of God and God’s mercy. He isn’t afraid to say hard truths and stays focused on the Truth. So grateful for Father Josh and the others who make this podcast possible!!

Smally 2 ,

Inspirational and relevant

I live in the UK and I’m a convert to Catholicism. Although I’m 60 years old this June, by the Grace of God, I find Fr. Josh’s approach to his ministry inspiring and refreshing. I love how he uses Pop- Culture appropriately without losing or compromising Christian ethics or morality. God Bless you Fr. Josh.

Olivia_S_Barrett ,

Incredibly inspiring and insightful

I am incredibly grateful for these podcasts from Fr. Josh. I’m in the U.K. and I live for these podcasts- to put it plainly.

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