Fr. Josh answers questions on how to evangelize in the workplace, how to be a good godparent and how to support and defend your local priest when there is gossip in the parish community.
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As a godparent, take time to invest in your relationship with the parents of your godchild and find ways to support them and hold accountable in their faith.
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Glory Story (4:17)
Evangelizing at Work ( 14:34)
Hi Fr. Josh,
Thank you so much for your podcast, I love listening to it and it constantly calls me on! My question for your regards corporate evangelism. I was wondering how you believe people should go about evangelization in the corporate space. In today’s society, if someone gets offended by something you say or interprets something the wrong way, there can be serious consequences. On the other hand, we are all called to be missionary disciples in some way. I was wondering if you had advice on how to approach spreading the gospel to people at work without overstepping boundaries or putting myself in a dangerous position.
Being a Good Godparent (17:41)
Fr. Josh, as a godparent of three children, it has recently dawned on me the great responsibilities that I have to my godchildren. I frequently pray for them whenever I pray for all my nieces and nephew but I feel like I should be doing more. What more can I do for them to help them grow in their faith?
Supporting your Local Priest (23:52)
Hey Fr. Josh,
How do I best support my local priest? Recently, I have noticed that he is going through a tough time with a small group of parishioners who are negative and are speaking untruths about him. My priest is compassionate, caring and loves his parish family. He has gone above and beyond to help our parish. What specifically may I do to help him during this difficult time.
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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 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.