Responding to Sin in the Church 

How can I defend the Catholic Church? There are people within the Church who have done horrible things and treated people badly. These people can make others question whether or not they should support and defend the Church. Fr. Josh Johnson responds to this question and shares why Christians should defend the Church.

Snippet from the Show
“The Church is a hospital for sinners, not a museum for saints.”


Glory Story (1:34)
Question (4:40)

How can we defend the Catholic Church when there is corruption and sin within her?

Saint Story: St. Vincent Ferrer (17:35)

St. Vincent Ferrer was born in Spain in 1357. At the age of twenty-seven, he entered the Order of St. Dominic. He spent years in study and gave lectures on philosophy. When Cardinal Pedro de Luna became pope at Avignon, he assigned St. Vincent to his staff. In his role, St. Vincent made significant efforts to put an end to the great schism. He also put a lot of effort into missionary work. He visited and evangelized many areas in Spain and then continued his efforts in other European countries.

St. Vincent Ferrer died in 1419. His feast day is April 5th.


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.

1 Comment

  1. Please send Father Josh my sincere THANK YOU for his podcast “Responding to Sin in the Chruch.” I have been interiorly wrestling with the contradiction I see in my Catholic Church between the evil and all that is good in the Chruch. This has been greivous for me. I also have been impacted by so many negative attacks against the Church but at the same time can understand some of these comment because of the sins within the Chruch. Father Josh’s podcast helped me sort out how to differntiate the two and moved me from a stuck place to first getting back to the business of God’s calling in my life and second knowing how and when to stand up and call out when necessary. Bless you Father Josh and thank you for the blessing I have recieved through your talk. Your sister in Christ….Kathleen from Minnesota


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