Mari Pablo joins Fr. Josh to answer questions about saints who embody Catholic social teaching, how to make people from diverse cultural backgrounds feel welcome in the Church, and how to work with people who believe in some Church teachings, but not others.
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Make sure your table isn’t with everybody who thinks exactly the same as you, because if it is, you can unintentionally make barriers where there needs to be bridges.
Saints Who Embody Catholic Social Teaching
Which saint or holy person is inspiring you these days when it comes to Catholic social teaching?
Welcoming Diverse Parishioners
Hey Fr. Josh, What can Catholics do to create spaces of welcome for racial diversity? If I could tell my parish/my youth group/my religion class to do one thing to become more welcoming to Catholics from diverse cultural backgrounds, what should it be?
Supporting Some Church Teachings (But Not Others)
Hey Fr. Josh, So many of my friends who care about social justice also support things completely against the Church’s teachings. Like people who are working to protect the environment, but also want people to stop having kids because they say it’s better for the earth. How do I balance being faithful to Church teaching while also collaborating with my non-Catholic friends who are trying to do good things like reduce pollution or care for the poor?
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- Broken and Blessed by Fr. Josh Johnson
- Pocket Guide to Adoration by Fr. Josh Johnson
- Pocket Guide to Reconciliation by Fr. Josh Johnson & Fr. Mike Schmitz
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Meet Fr. Josh Johnson
While Fr. Josh was raised Catholic, he didn’t like the Church growing up. Then, one day in adoration, he fell in love with Jesus and received the call to become a priest.
Now, Fr. Josh is the Vocations Director of the Diocese of Baton Rouge in Louisiana. He is a presenter in fours of Ascension’s programs: Altaration, YOU: Life, Love, and the Theology of the Body, The 99, and Connected: Catholic Social Teaching for This Generation, as well as the author of Broken and Blessed: An Invitation to My Generation, Pocket Guide to Adoration, and co-author of Pocket Guide to Reconciliation.
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