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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 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

    How Can the Saints Hear Us?

    How Can the Saints Hear Us?

    Welcome back to this new season of Ask Fr. Josh! In this episode, Fr. Josh responds to a question on how the saints are able to hear us when we pray to them. He also shares about a saint who we can look to to help us break boundaries and serve the Lord beyond our own capacity.


    Snippet From the Show
    We were created for Jesus and only he will satisfy us.



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    • 31 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
2.2K Ratings

2.2K Ratings

Melanie Eckstein ,

Thank you, Father Josh!

Absolutely love Fr. Josh’s podcast! He has taught my husband and me so much about our Catholic faith and helped us to love our faith even more! We love how candid he is about his love for Jesus and his authenticity! among other things, we have learned the importance of routine fasting outside of Lent because of Fr. Josh and we are sure this is helping to deepen our faith and love for Jesus. Thank you so much for all your hard work and for answering the call to become a priest, Fr. Josh!
Melanie and Jim Eckstein
Charlotte, NC

Weathergirl04 ,

Great podcast for “real people” Catholics

I have always stayed away from Catholic books, TV, etc because I never felt “holy” enough for them. Fr. Josh’s podcast has helped me fix that! He presents everything in such a down-to-earth, approachable way - I now better understand teachings that were always presented in a way that was always a little too aloof for me to understand (or for me to WANT to understand). I just started listening a few weeks ago, but went all the way back to the beginning so I don’t miss anything - thank you so much for this show, Fr. Josh! Blessings to you and your team!

LPI317 ,

Fr. Josh, where have you gone!?

We miss you and your podcast! Hope to hear you soon!

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