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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 relat ...
 
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Fr. Josh answers questions about growing in the virtue of patience, discerning entering a third order as a lay person, and whether true crime entertainment can be harmful for our souls. Snippet From the Show The virtue of patience teaches us to surrender to the reality that we are not is control of everything. Text “askfrjosh” to 33-777 to subscrib…
 
Grab a seat in the pew as we look at how we’re called to respond to Jesus Christ, using real people from the Bible as examples.In this podcast we’ll learn that: - Life is made up of responses, including “no” - The way you respond to Christ has eternal consequences- Both Peter and Judas betrayed Jesus, but their responses made all the difference. Ch…
 
In this episode we complete the four part mini-series Herstory on women in Scripture with the story of Esther. We discuss the providence in the behind the scenes work of God and how God’s call on one person’s life can cause a ripple effect within a nation. We chat about God’s design and plan for each of us and how he desires to use your unique infl…
 
You know what voice you haven’t heard in a while? That would be our beloved co-host Mary McCusker who rejoins us for the first time since January after successfully defeating COVID. Thank God! And she brings with her one of our favorite people who we’ve been wanting to have on the podcast for some time, one of Catholic Charities’ finest and most pa…
 
In this informal dialogue, atheist Alex O'Connor (Cosmic Skeptic) discusses the merits of the so-called 'Evil God Challenge' with Christian philosopher Max Baker-Hytch.Link to the YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YiruzrKYQ4Our Website: www.capturingchristianity.comOur Patreon: www.patreon.com/capturingchristianity…
 
Fr. Josh answers questions about honoring our parents, how the Church would respond to the discovery an intelligent alien species, and how to develop a relationship with the Holy Spirit. Ascension is proud to partner with authentically Catholic institutions and organizations committed to spreading the Gospel. Learn more about the sponsor of this ep…
 
In this informal debate, Chris Date and Clinton Wilcox discuss their opposing views on the fate of the unsaved. Chris believes in Conditional Immortality, the view that the unsaved will not live forever. Clinton believes in the Traditional view, that the unsaved will live forever in a state of conscious torment.Link to the YouTube Video: https://ww…
 
In this podcast we’ll learn:The story of the Gospel, and how it should truly CHANGE YOUR LIFEThe differences between the Christendom Era and the Apostolic EraWhy God allows bad things to happen in the world.Check out "The Narrow Road," a BRAND NEW resource for guys to help you live lives of virtue and holiness. Read all about it here: www.patreon.c…
 
In this episode, we continue the 4 part “Herstory” mini-series focusing on women in scripture with the Easter story of Mary Magdalene. We discuss how Jesus taught Mary a new way to live and how her audacious love led her to be called the “apostle of hope”, announcing his resurrection to the apostles. We chat about the power of naming the areas of g…
 
This week we welcome back the hardest working guest in the history of our podcast, Olympian Priscilla Frederick-Loomis. If we all had the energy, drive and determination of Priscilla, this world would be a vastly different place :)Kari Janisse and Mike Walsh chat with her about ambition to return to the Olympics this year competing for the country …
 
In this live discussion, Christian apologist Michael Jones (of InspiringPhilosophy) discusses whether Christianity is just another "Mystery Religion" with skeptic David Fitzgerald.Link to the YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RffYFKRiCEUOur Website: www.capturingchristianity.comOur Patreon: www.patreon.com/capturingchristianity…
 
As we enter into Holy Week, Fr. Josh invites you to pray with him as he meditates on the passion, death and resurrection of Christ. Ascension is proud to partner with authentically Catholic institutions and organizations committed to spreading the Gospel. Learn more about the sponsor of this episode, Ave Maria University. Snippet From the Show Text…
 
Atheists like to say that extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. How should we respond to this? In this live interview, I interact with Dr. Tim McGrew and take questions from the live audience.Link to the YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOSuFkqrWscOur Website: www.capturingchristianity.comOur Patreon: www.patreon.com/ca…
 
In this episode, we conclude our six-part Lenten series on the book “This Present Paradise” by Claire Dwyer. Claire joins us as we discuss the hidden way St. Elizabeth of the Trinity chooses us and draws us closer to God. We chat about St. Elizabeth’s delayed canonization and her prophetic messages: the call to love and be loved, the universal call…
 
In this live discussion, Scott Clifton (TBS) engages with Dr. Josh Rasmussen on the argument from contingency. Is it persuasive?Link to the YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgiWkE1lhIIOur Website: www.capturingchristianity.comOur Patreon: www.patreon.com/capturingchristianityBy Cameron Bertuzzi
 
Fr. Josh discusses what it means to become partakers of God's divine nature, how Enoch and Elijah were taken up to heaven prior to the time of Christ, and how the Church looks at mental health when investigating apparitions and visions. Snippet From the Show "For the Son of God became man so that we might become God."- St. Athanasius Text “askfrjos…
 
On this podcast we’ll learn that: - Overcommitment leads to feelings of anxiety and resentfulness - Our devotion for Jesus is not proven by a list of volunteer and church duties - It’s important to find where we can best use our gifts, instead of spreading ourselves too thinCheck out "The Narrow Road," a BRAND NEW resource for guys to help you live…
 
In this episode, we continue with part five of our six-part Lenten series on the book “This Present Paradise” by Claire Dwyer. We discuss the power of small acts of love that serve as the true measure of feminine strength. We expand on the ideas of humility, vulnerability and the hidden life in the inner cloister. We also chat about our call to spi…
 
This week we enjoy a conversation with some of our favorite behind-the-scenes people in catholic schools. Advancement director of Our Lady of Hope Regional School in Blackwood, Betty Kuvinka and Communications and Marketing Director at Camden Catholic High School, Kate Bieg. The duo talk to Mike Walsh and Marianela Nunez about their roles to suppor…
 
In this interview, I'm joined by Michael Jones (of Inspiring Philosophy) and Tim O'Neill (from History for Atheists) to discuss whether Christianity hindered science in the Middle Ages.Link to the YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiApXyNrebY&t=1sOur Website: www.capturingchristianity.comOur Patreon: www.patreon.com/capturingchristiani…
 
Fr. Josh answers questions about receiving Communion, why we call priests "father", and how we can detach from our smartphones so we can be present to those around us. Ascension is proud to partner with authentically Catholic institutions and organizations committed to spreading the Gospel. Learn more about the sponsor of this episode, Ave Maria Un…
 
In this bonus episode, we have a special interview with Fr. Donald Calloway where we discuss: - St. Joseph was a heroic man who defended Mary and Jesus - St. Joseph probably wasn’t an old man - You can learn a lot about St. Joseph by looking at JesusCheck out "The Narrow Road," a BRAND NEW resource for guys to help you live lives of virtue and holi…
 
In this live interview, Dr. Kirk MacGregor and I discuss a paper he wrote defending the idea that God's existence is compatible with pointless suffering.Link to the YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-J1xSq75C8Our Website: www.capturingchristianity.comOur Patreon: www.patreon.com/capturingchristianity…
 
In this podcast you’ll learn that: - When we feel insecure we try to cover it by overstating ourselves - Our insecurities lead us to judge others to make ourselves feel better - Often what we don’t like about another person is something we project onto them. Check out "The Narrow Road," a BRAND NEW resource for guys to help you live lives of virtue…
 
In this episode, we continue with part four of our six-part Lenten series on the book “This Present Paradise” by Claire Dwyer. We discuss our experiences of peace and home felt at ‘thin places’ like monasteries and convents and how God desires for us to experience this within our souls’ inner cloister. We chat about the maturation of love over time…
 
[This episode is also available in video form on our YouTube Channel at:https://youtu.be/Rp8RxO-U0nc]On March 22, 23 & 24 the Diocese of Camden will be broadcasting a three night Lenten virtual retreat at 7 PM on our Facebook and YouTube channels. The retreat leaders join our host Mike Walsh and guest host Donna Ottaviano-Britt today to discuss the…
 
Fr. Josh answers questions about interfaith dating, the meaning behind all the different kinds of postures during Mass, and the purpose of praying a challenging prayer like the litany of humility. Ascension is proud to partner with authentically Catholic institutions and organizations committed to spreading the Gospel. Learn more about the sponsor …
 
In this live interview, Dr. Rob Koons and I look at some very new arguments for the second premise of Kalam Cosmological Argument that the universe began to exist. In particular, we look at the Grim Reaper Paradox for causal finitism.Link to the YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0X6ism4-KKwOur Website: www.capturingchristianity.comOur …
 
In this podcast we’ll learn that: - It’s not how you climb the mountain that matters, it’s how you walk down and do the work - The transfiguration reminds us that we are all invited to join the Kingdom of God - If you struggle with change, ask Jesus to help convert your heart.Check out "The Narrow Road," a BRAND NEW resource for guys to help you li…
 
In this episode, we dive into part three of our six-part Lenten series on the book “This Present Paradise” by Claire Dwyer. We chat about the importance of silence in a noisy, distracting world and how God is always present to us. We discuss the truth that God knows us by name, that we are always before him, and that He desires to restore what the …
 
Women, mothers, martyrs - the lives and heroic witness of Saints Perpetua & Felicity are chronicled in the former’s diary, one of the earliest writings of a Christian woman. Their persecution and deaths in 3rd century North Africa shine a light on the courage of Jesus’ disciples, and Talking Saints hosts Laurie Power and Pete Sanchez find inspirati…
 
It’s a great hour this week as we welcome back Jeff Shields, Youth Minister at Saint Rose of Lima Parish, Haddon Heights and leader of Forgotten Truth, a band and ministry. Not only do Kari Janisse and Mike Walsh get to chat with Jeff about his ministry and his influences, but he also performs three of his songs for us! Follow Forgotten Truth at:ww…
 
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