117 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. Email me your questions at askfrjosh@ascensionpress.com and find out more at ascensionpress.com/askfrjosh.

Ask Father Josh (Your Catholic Question and Answer Podcast) Ascension - The Leader in Catholic Faith Formation

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    • 4.9, 1.5K 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. Email me your questions at askfrjosh@ascensionpress.com and find out more at ascensionpress.com/askfrjosh.

    Gossiping vs. Venting, and Being Judged on Our Time, Talents, and Treasure

    Gossiping vs. Venting, and Being Judged on Our Time, Talents, and Treasure

    Fr.Josh answers questions on the sin of gossip, and how we will be judged by God based on how we used our time, talent, and treasure here on earth.


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    Our time, talents, and treasures do not belong to us, they are gifts from God. He gives them to us with the expectation that we will share them generously with other people.



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    • 31 min
    Mortification, Converting, and Hearing God’s Voice

    Mortification, Converting, and Hearing God’s Voice

    Fr. Josh answers questions on mortification practices, converting to the Catholic Church and hearing God’s voice.


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    “Stop focusing so much on the response of your desires and your questions and focus more of your prayer on the face of Jesus.”



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    • 31 min
    Horoscopes, Faith Without Religion, and Forgiving Oneself

    Horoscopes, Faith Without Religion, and Forgiving Oneself

    Fr. Josh addresses reading horoscopes for fun, whether it’s possible to have faith without religion, and how to forgive oneself after committing grave mortal sin.


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    “The goal of the Christian life is to imitate God, adoration of God leads to imitation of God.”



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    • 28 min
    Special Episode: Hudson Byblow's Story

    Special Episode: Hudson Byblow's Story

    In this special episode of Ask Father Josh, we are sharing Hudson Byblow's story encountering Christ after struggling with same-sex attraction, transgender inclinations, and pornography addiction. You can find Hudson's interview with Fr.Josh on same-sex attraction, holy friendships, and healing from pornography in the previous episode of the show.

    • 57 min
    Be My Guest: Hudson Byblow on Same-Sex Attraction, Holy Friendships, and Healing from Pornography

    Be My Guest: Hudson Byblow on Same-Sex Attraction, Holy Friendships, and Healing from Pornography

    Fr. Josh is joined by Hudson Byblow to discuss the Catholic Church's teaching on same-sex attraction, cultivating holy friendships, and healing from pornography.


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    “The only one who can satiate that infinite ache that we have is an infinite God.”



    Hudson's full testimony will be released as a special episode on Ask Father Josh on Thursday, 7/16.
    Resources mentioned in this episode can be found in the shownotes. For full shownotes, visit Ascensionpress.com/AskFatherJosh
    Email your questions and feedback to Fr. Josh at askfrjosh@ascensionpress.com

    • 51 min
    Spacing out Children, Belief in the Eucharist, and Metal Music

    Spacing out Children, Belief in the Eucharist, and Metal Music

    Fr. Josh answers questions on spacing out children using natural family planning, belief in the Eucharist, and metal music.


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    "Go to adoration and sit in Jesus’ presence, there’s no way you can go to adoration and not be transformed over time."



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    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

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1.5K Ratings

1.5K Ratings

Fly SW 55 ,

A Blessing

Fr Josh’s approach to topics in a sweetly humble, thoughtful, loving, often humorous way touches me deeply. I am 65 years old, a life long Catholic, with 12 years of Catholic education. Father’s insights have served me well. Thank you dear God for Fr Josh and his ministry.

Janson Derulo ,

A wise, open, and honest priest

Fr. Josh approaches every question asked of him concerning morality in a prudent manner under the teachings of the Catholic Church. He takes each question seriously, discerns them for awhile, and is open to feedback if you disagree. I believe his openness to feedback is the conversation door humanity needs to increase in love and understanding of each other.

Kristin.tfc ,

Humble, reverent, and relatable!

I am thrilled to have found this authentic, Catholic resource. God bless the faithful, humble, and courageous!

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