Sacraments & Validity – May 25, 2023

Father Ramil Fajardo joined Patrick for a conversation about what makes sacraments valid. Special attention was paid to the sacrament of marriage. Topics included: what sacraments are & what validity is (2:33), caller: I know of a priest that was invalidity baptized, what happens to his sacraments (16:47), caller: my marriage was annulled b/c of lack of maturity. I disagree (21:18). caller: I got married to get away from my family (24:46), caller: was ‘for you and for all’ valid? (29:37), caller: we made our own vows (34:16), caller: my heart wasn’t in my sacraments (38:47), caller: my marriage was annulled do to an unplanned pregnancy (43:49), caller: is it OK to add ‘amen’ to the end of the Baptismal formula (46:58). 

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.