179 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.
Send me your questions at ascensionpress.com/askfatherjosh

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

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 2.1K 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

    Traveling with a Significant Other, Prayer Lists, and Fraternal Correction

    Traveling with a Significant Other, Prayer Lists, and Fraternal Correction

    Fr. Josh answers questions about traveling with your significant other before marriage, how to prune long prayer lists when interceding for others, and how to charitably correct friends or family members who are not living virtuously.


    Snippet From the Show


    "The fruit of our belief system is our behavior."



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    • 16 min
    Growing in Compassion, Seeing Christ in Others, and Emotional Chastity

    Growing in Compassion, Seeing Christ in Others, and Emotional Chastity

    Fr. Josh answers questions on emotional chastity, growing in compassion, and seeing Christ in others.


    Snippet From the Show
    By the virtue of my Baptism, I am the Body of the Christ. When the Father sees me, the Father sees his beloved Son.



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    • 22 min
    Prayers for Souls in Purgatory, St. Michael the Archangel, and Jesus Before the Incarnation

    Prayers for Souls in Purgatory, St. Michael the Archangel, and Jesus Before the Incarnation

    Fr. Josh answers questions about what our prayers do for the souls in purgatory, why St. Michael the Archangel is considered a saint, and what was Jesus' nature as the Second Person of the Trinity before the incarnation.


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    The Catholic Church uses the term "saint" to refer to any being who is in heaven, either an angel or a human being.



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    • 26 min
    2021 New Years Special

    2021 New Years Special

    Today, Fr. Josh encourages us to look at our vices and then to pursue the opposing virtue in the coming new year.



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    • 3 min
    Christ Entered Into Our Mess

    Christ Entered Into Our Mess

    This week in a Christmas special, Father Josh encourages us to pray with the Scriptures read during the Christmas Masses. As we listen to the genealogy of Jesus on Christmas Eve, he reminds us that Jesus came from a family of sinners and that Christ came to save all, no matter how great or how little the sinner.


    Snippet from the Show
    "Each and every one of us has a past and we shouldn't let our past mistakes dictate our future, our destiny, our calling to become saints in our walk towards eternity... God is bigger than our mess."



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    • 9 min
    Sacramentals vs. Superstitions, and Getting to Know God

    Sacramentals vs. Superstitions, and Getting to Know God

    Fr. Josh answers questions about how to properly use sacramentals and how to grow in relationship with God when prayer is tough.


    Snippet From the Show


    “Catholics sometimes approach sacramentals as if they are magic or having power in and of themselves, instead of approaching them as instruments of grace.”



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    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
2.1K Ratings

2.1K 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. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

Bestflowinthe ,

Deepens my faith

Very informative podcast. Helps me deepen my faith and knowledge of Catholicism. Plus he’s smart, young, relatable and I love his HipHop nomenclature.

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 they are more fruitful than just for physical health benefits.

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