Living Out Our Baptism – April 17, 2023

Father Bobby Blood joined Patrick for a conversation about Baptism. Topics included: what Baptism is (3:50), why is Baptism done only once (6:55), caller: I was Baptized 30 years ago (11:24), caller: Can a mother baptize her child (14:54), caller: are my grandkids’ baptisms valid (18:04), priest, prophet & king (20:11), caller: I was baptized at age 10 (26:43), caller: I prayed my husband into the Church (30:19), caller: do you need Baptismal certificates for Baptism (32:44), caller: God chooses us in Baptism (34:40), universal call to holiness (40:19), caller: My future son-in-law isn’t Baptized (42:21), and caller: I was an Episcopalian growing up (45:51). 

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.