211 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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Ask Father Josh (Your Catholic Question and Answer Podcast‪)‬ Ascension Catholic Faith Formation

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 2.2K 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

    Bringing Children to Mass, Stations of the Cross Outside of Lent, and Altar Servers

    Bringing Children to Mass, Stations of the Cross Outside of Lent, and Altar Servers

    In this episode, Fr. Josh answers questions on bringing children to Mass, praying the Stations of the Cross outside of Lent, and understanding rules around altar servers.


    Snippet From the Show
    Jesus is always inviting you to enter more deeply into the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.



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    • 18 min
    Catholic Apparel, Treating Yourself, and Valid Baptisms

    Catholic Apparel, Treating Yourself, and Valid Baptisms

    In this episode, Fr. Josh answers questions about wearing Catholic apparel and accessories, whether or not it is ok to “treat yourself,” and what makes a Baptism valid.


    Snippet From the Show
    We have to take care of ourselves so that we can pour ourselves out for others.



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    • 22 min
    Seeking Catholic Friendship, Obstacles to Entering the Church, and a Desire for Heaven

    Seeking Catholic Friendship, Obstacles to Entering the Church, and a Desire for Heaven

    In this episode, Fr. Josh answers questions on how to develop Catholic friendships, what to do with obstacles to entering the Church, and having a desire for Heaven.


    Snippet From the Show
    If you pursue Jesus and the sacraments, God will provide the grace you need to face any obstacles.



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    • 16 min
    Tears in Heaven, Mary and Anger, and Struggling with Scrupulosity

    Tears in Heaven, Mary and Anger, and Struggling with Scrupulosity

    In this episode, Fr. Josh answers questions about whether or not there are tears in Heaven, Mary feeling anger, and how to work through scrupulosity.


    Snippet From the Show
    In Heaven, we will see things as God sees them.



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    • 22 min
    Donating Your Body to Science, Old Testament Saints, and the Story of Veronica

    Donating Your Body to Science, Old Testament Saints, and the Story of Veronica

    In this episode, Fr. Josh answers questions about donating your body to science, Old Testament Saints, and the story of Veronica. Fr. Josh also shares some of the fruits of his recent trip to Italy.


    Snippet From the Show
    We are called to imitate the virtues of the saints so that we can persevere in our walk toward Heaven.



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    • 15 min
    Be My Guest: Motherhood, Mary, and Favorite Female Saints with Lisa Cotter

    Be My Guest: Motherhood, Mary, and Favorite Female Saints with Lisa Cotter

    In this episode, Fr. Josh and guest Lisa Cotter discuss the desire (or lack thereof) for motherhood, how we can be like Mary, and what are some of their favorite female saints. Lisa also shares a little about her new book Reveal the Gift: Living the Feminine Genius.


    Snippet From the Show
    There is so much freedom in how femininity can be expressed and how feminine gifts can be lived.



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    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
2.2K Ratings

2.2K Ratings

Rootiekazoo ,

Bishop Barron and Bishop Sheen y’all!

Best of the best! Fr. Josh a cool cat to 🥾! It’s: “you’re still the one I long for…” - Shania Twain:). 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 Dying laughing, “we done broke into de’ wrong camp, lol.” Glad y’all got the heck oughta there safely… God is great! 👏🏻Clap along, if you feel like a room wif-out a roof, cuz I’m happy … Pharrell Williams, those videos are hilarious! …and that camp story made me laugh so hard! You’re a flip Brotha’ Father… I’m gonna pray that your sense of direction get bettah! 😂😂😂 That peanut buttah’ coffee sound delicious! God is great, he gives us chocolate cake… and peanut buttah’ coffee…. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 Happy New Year 2022! Fr. Josh, God Bless you and yours:) Fr. Josh, just enjoyed your Mar. 11, 2021 episode. You are one of a kind Fr. Josh, love you’re “all over the place way.” God Bless and loves you and so do we, much R.E.S.P.E.C.T…R.I.P. Aretha… 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 Thanks Fr. Josh once again, once again. Amen, Amen. Peace be with you;) ☮️☮️☮️. Puff the magic 🐉!!! lived by the sea, he reminds me of Leviathan. Thanks a bunch 💐Fr. Josh for your beautiful evening closing prayer. Hugs and lotsa love and prayers for Your goodness. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 Hope Nicole enjoyed you’re song, even if she didn’t I did, indeed ;) #teehee ☘️ I love how you pronounce Zavier, my twin bro F Xavier always gives me a hard time about how “I pronounce his name, teehee.” I always add the “X” in the pronunciation… just because I can and want to cuz that’s just me and “I’m the boss in my pronunciation…. #LOL.” 😂😂😂 FYI;) Verse 1 This is my worship, this is my offering In every moment… ha! “As you sang so very well… “Hello, is it me you’re looking for” by @Lionel Richie lol… that’s the same message I sing on my voicemail on my cell, #teehee 🤣🤣🤣 Y’all admit it, you keep coming back here to listen to Fr. Josh break out in song, plus his awesome podcasts, God is great. Thanks, Funny Fr. 🤣🤣🤣 I’m quite amazed at the speed of light you enter into to prayer and then pray with us… always brings a great joy to my soul, so thanks a bunch 💐!!! Smiling from ear to ear and beyond. 🤣🤣🤣I’m just joking “Mother Team.” Hit the floor hair-larious! 🦶 🦶 🦶😀ai T no cure for a broken toe, deal bro and a speedy recovery to “you.” Lol. #UhOhWereInTrouble … 😆😆😆 Amen. Amen…. to that prayer pretty please include in your shownotes. Tanx;) LOL thanks for the giggles when you start singing “something, something, something… so Daggone funny! 😂… In dis’ episode, Fr. Josh answers questions about speaking in tongues and the differences between sacred art and pornography. Snippet From the Show; We are all invited to see the human body as a gift and not an object to be used. Woot Woot! *Today I am so grateful to Fr. K for serving the anointing of the sick + communion… to our loved one. Made my day fo’ sure;). 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 #WakaWaka Shakira. You would like that video and beat Fr. Josh it’s a great dance to video in the kitchen to drop some lbs. tune 😂 #ThisTimeForAfrica #FIFA ❤️

Bebalways ,

Love love love

Hey!! Listening from NYC. I love Fr. Josh, his tangents and his honesty. Scrolled all the way to the bottom and started listening from the first podcast he recorded; I can easily listen to 4/5 in a day as I do things around the house. This podcast has replaced my Netflix binges! Thank you Fr. Josh and team for helping us grow in faith through the answering of questions. Love it

NavySMO ,

So accessible!

Listening to a Fr Josh podcast is like meeting with a priest at a local coffee shop and having an intense but relaxed conversation over a cup of coffee and some donuts! The way he presents topics in these 20-30 minute episodes makes them easily understandable. I often listen to an episode during my daily walks and so the walks become more fruitful than just for physical health benefits. Fr Josh is really a blessing and gift to my deepening Catholic faith.

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