End of Times Prophecies, Apostolic Succession, and Praying Novenas

Fr. Josh answers questions on end of times prophecies, how apostolic succession works, and the purpose of praying novenas.

Snippet from the Show

“Connection is more important than perfection.”


“Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ.”- St. Jerome


Glory Story (3:12)

Feedback ( 5:39)

End of Time Prophecies (7:59)

Dear Father Josh,

I have some controversial questions that no amount of my research will ever clarify, so I turn to my favorite podcast for answers.  Thank you for continuing to answer our questions and faithfully guiding us pilgrims as we trudge our way to eternity, and becoming saints. One of my questions is this- what are your thoughts or the Vatican’s thoughts regarding Father Michel Rodrigue’s messages of the supernatural battles between angels and demons and his end of times prophecies? 

– Anonymous 

Praying Novenas ( 22:01)

Fr. Josh, love your show and all you do.  Your great ministry is noticed by many, keep it up.  My question is about novenas.  Are they a good idea?  I hear a lot of stories from friends about novenas they prayed or the answers to them.  I don’t want to doubt the legitimacy of any of them, but some of them seem very forced.  Additionally, often times it can seem as though the person is putting God or the saints into a box and forcing them to answer their question more or less, it almost seems superstitious.  What are your thoughts? Thanks in advance, 


Apostolic Succession (26:35)

Hi Fr.Josh, 

Where is apostolic succession mentioned or implied in the Bible and how does the process work ?



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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