True Christian Charity – Monday, May 15, 2023

Father Joseph Illo joined Patrick for a conversation about charity to the poor. Topics included: God’s poverty (2:54), spiritual poverty (10:49), caller: I’ve been poor most of my life (16:05), serving the poor for a good feeling (22:27), caller: I have a rare disease (27:57), corporal and spiritual works of mercy (33:24), caller: how can I be more charitable (38:23), caller: I received generosity of others (40:53), caller: how do I serve the poor with my new job (45:35). 

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.