Our Call to Holiness – March 20, 2023

Father Craig Vasek joined Patrick for a conversation about the universal call to holiness. Topics included: getting to know Fr. Vasek (1:37), the universal call to holiness (3:36), what holiness is (6:53), being perfect (13:19), decisions for holiness (17:12), accountability (20:16), caller: I gave up cursing for Lent (24:12), saints who help us (27:13), caller: I gave up gossip for Lent (31:34), why are there so few saints (36:26), caller: challenge of holiness at home (42:26), discouragement (45:50). 

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.