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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

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 56 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

    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.


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    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
    Can Christians Work Out to Look Good?

    Can Christians Work Out to Look Good?

    Fitness is a pretty big deal in the culture today. Whether it's diet, working out, or supplementing, many people invest their time and money in it. But what is their motivation? Fr. Josh Johnson and Deacon Michael Parker discuss the goals of fitness and what sort of motivation should exist behind those goals.


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    “Life and physical health are precious gifts entrusted to us by God. We must take reasonable care of them, taking into account the needs of others and the common good” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, Paragraph 2288)



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    • 23 min
    Overcoming Envy

    Overcoming Envy

    Is it difficult for you to see other people happy and enjoying their lives? It is common for people to struggle with jealousy or wanting what other people have. However, envy goes a step further than jealousy. Fr. Josh explains what envy is and how we can overcome it.


    Snippet From the Show
    Love without expecting anything in return.



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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
56 Ratings

56 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!!

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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.

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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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