The New Atheism – April 25, 2023

Fr. Peter Dugandzic joined Patrick for the first time for a conversation about belief in God. Topics included: getting to know Fr. Peter (2:06), caller: why do atheists care about belief in God (33:17), family members who don’t believe in God (33:17), email: my husband doesn’t understand violence in the OT (38:27), caller: my teens are starting to doubt God (44:18). 

Please note: We had some audio issues at the beginning of the show, but resolved them during the second segment. 

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.