Myths About Confession – May 29, 2023

Father Brian Fallon joined Patrick to discuss myths about the sacrament of forgiveness. Topics included: why do we have confession (1:55), is the priest scandalized by my sin (5:55), is father judging me (9:34), caller: I came back to the Church (13:56), caller: sometimes I feel bad for what priests have to hear (18:54), caller: sometimes I’m mad at God (21:33), caller: I keep confessing the same sins (29:02), caller: I suffer from scrupulosity (30:42), caller: advice about scrupulosity (36:25), caller: I don’t know what to say in confession (40:24), caller: what if you don’t confess a serious sin (42:31), caller: priest helped me identify virtues to improve in (45:10), caller: sometimes I don’t have full resolve to turn away from sin (47:23).  

Original Air Date: May 19, 2023

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.