The Beauty of Confession – March 28, 2023

Father Ramil Fajardo joined Patrick for a conversation about the sacrament of healing. Topics included: Fr. Ramil’s experience as a confessor (2:15), why go to confession (5:37), caller: I went to confession after my abortion (5:37), tactics of the evil one (12:11), steps of confession (14:41), caller: confession in the Bible (20:36), caller: how much detail should I give? (28:59), what if I forget some sins (33:42), caller: a priest gave me interesting penance (38:49), caller: I’m nervous for my first confession (44:07). 

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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.