Obedience – March 13, 2023

Fr. Rob Kroll, SJ joined Patrick for a conversation about the blessings and challenges of obedience. Topics included Pope Francis’ 10th Anniversary (4:55), obedience throughout Scripture (10:55), license vs freedom (16:57), humility (22:29), obedience to authority (26:05), challenge of obedience (30:20), role of conscience in obedience (36:03), caller: obedience brought me to the faith (38:06). 

Patrick Conley was born, raised, and baptized in Wisconsin in a Protestant tradition. After meeting his wife, Kendra, through an Evangelical ministry at the University of Minnesota, they entered the Catholic Church in 2010. They listened to Relevant Radio, specifically The Inner Life, while preparing to enter the Church. Conley now holds a degree in theology from Oxford University and has served the Church in both academic theology and grassroots pastoral ministry. Conley teaches religion classes in a Catholic elementary school, serves as his parish Director of Religious Education, and is in formation for the permanent diaconate. He also hosts Practicing Catholic on Relevant Radio, exclusive to the Minneapolis area’s airwaves, and is a traveling presenter for the Catherine of Siena Institute apostolate. He lives in rural Wisconsin with his wife and their bulldogs, Georgie and Bingley.