FoC 167: Connected In The Body of Christ with Fr. Josh Johnson


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Catholic social teaching is an important part of our Catholic faith–but do most of us have a sense of how its all connected rather than simply know about certain key issues? We need to understand the scriptural and magesterial foundation for how we care for vulnerable people, the essential demands of charity and justice, care for our common home, support for the family, and fighting the evils of exploitation and racism. Without understanding how it’s all connected, we won’t get very far! That’s why we’re so excited that Fr. Josh Johnson collaborated with Ascension Press (and some other great Catholic voices like Mari Pablo) to create a video course for young people that introduces them to Catholic social teaching.

Fr. Josh is the Director of Vocations for the Diocese of Baton Rouge and in this episode he shares his own vocation story with us (it’s a good one!). He is also the author of Broken and Blessed: An Invitation to My Generation, the Pocket Guide to Adoration, and the Pocket Guide to the Sacrament of Reconciliation. And he hosts a weekly podcast and YouTube show called Ask Fr. Josh.

In this episode Fr. Josh reminds us that as part of the Body of Christ, we have a responsibility to each other. Our talents, blessings, and gifts should be brought to serve God through serving the most vulnerable. He also shares about the importance of Eucharistic adoration and how prayer before the Blessed Sacrament can powerfully transform our hearts. This is a great episode so grab a cup of coffee and enjoy!

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