Infant Baptism, Ending Friendships, and Purgatory

Fr. Josh answers questions about baptizing infants, ending friendships, and the purpose of Purgatory.If you have a question, comment, or a response for Fr. Josh, email us at You may hear your question or comment in an upcoming podcast episode!





Glory Story (3:13)

What is the work that God has called you to do for the kingdom of God?


Listener Feedback (6:37)


Infant Baptism (12:06)

How do I explain to a protestant why we baptize our children when they are babies and not when they are older? People say, “Well, Jesus was baptized when he was older,” and sometimes I say, “We get confirmed when we are older as a confirmation of our baptism.” But I’m not sure how to properly explain it and your responses are always so BAM!!!



Ending Friendships (18:51)

When is it OK to let go of a friendship?



Purgatory (26:13)

When we go to confession and receive absolution, God not only forgives our sins but He forgets them as well. If He forgets our sin, how does He know what sins we must atone for in Purgatory, for those who go there?



Universal Points (32:29)


Meet Your Host, Fr. Josh Johnson:

While Fr. Josh was raised Catholic, he didn’t like the Church growing up. One day, in adoration, he fell in love with Jesus and received the call to become a priest. Now, Fr. Josh is the pastor for Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Louisiana, and he is a presenter in two of Ascension’s programs: Altaration, and YOU: Life, Love, and the Theology of the Body.



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