Compartmentalizing Faith

Do you ever find yourself compartmentalizing your faith? In our culture today, it can be very easy to leave our faith at church or in Bible Study. However, Fr. Josh encourages you to bring your faith everywhere…even Bachelor/Bachelorette parties and to the workplace.

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Do not be mediocre. Instead, live radically for Jesus Christ.


Glory Story (1:33)

Question 1: Can I have a bachelor/bachelorette party? (5:33)

I am soon to be married and my fiancé and I have received comments from others about our Bachelor and Bachelorette parties. Before our engagement we came to the agreement that we would not have bachelor/bachelorette parties however many friends keep asking us too, even Catholic friends. What is your opinion on these parties from a Catholic perspective on relationship and marriage?

Question 2: Sunday Obligation and Job Requirements (10:39)

Hi Father Josh! Love the show! I am a nurse who is obligated to work every other weekend at the hospital, which means I am only able to attend mass twice a month on my off days. Any suggestions for professionals who have to work weekends on how to fulfill the obligation to attend Mass? Thanks! 

Saint Story: Saints Timothy and Maura (15:12)

Sts. Timothy and Maura were a married couple who lived in the late 200s. They were only married for twenty days when Timothy was arrested for being a Christian and teaching the faith to others. This was during the reign of Emperor Diocletian who is known for his persecution of Christians.

While being tortured, Timothy’s wife Maura was brought in to persuade him to renounce his faith. However, she encouraged him and declared herself to be a Christian as well. The couple endured unimaginable torture for the following days before they were crucified together. Throughout their torture and as they died, they encouraged each other to remain faithful.

The feast day of Sts. Timothy and Maura is May 3rd.


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 four 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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