The Eucharist, Relationship Standards, and Smoking Weed

In this first episode of Ask Fr. Josh, Fr. Josh answers questions about the Eucharist, relationship standards when it comes to faith, and the morality of smoking weed. 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 (5:50)

Smoking Weed (10:30)

I know a lot of Catholic friends who are fine with smoking pot. They say that they can do it in moderation just like drinking alcohol. If it were to become legal, would it be ok to smoke occasionally? If not, how is it different than drinking alcohol?



The Eucharist (18:18)

Why must we believe in the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist?



Relationship Standards (26:07)

In searching for a partner, how important is intellectual compatibility and spiritual compatibility in the long run? Is it sufficient if the other person is just mildly Catholic or is it important for him to match my spiritual level? I am new to the dating scene and I prefer someone who is serious about his faith, who is willing to grow and learn with me, who can discuss theology. But all my friends say if the guy is a good person with a good job and good family background, it’s enough to proceed with the relationship. No need to be picky about the spiritual level? What do you think?




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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