Ask a Priest! – June 21, 2023

Father Michael Hurley, OP joined Patrick & Relevant Radio callers for a wide-ranging Q&A about the faith! Questions included: why questions in the spiritual life are important (4:29), why we strike our breast during mass (13:00), if St. Paul was ordained a priest (19:42), if the Holy Spirit ever spoke in the Bible (21:03), how we can understand the Eucharist (23:02), ‘It’s not my time’ at the wedding feast of Cana (29:08), if someone wanted to be Catholic, what should they do? (32:24), what happens if I die with mortal sin (37:05), why we don’t receive the chalice at mass (39:56), how do I better articulate the Church’s teaching on Sacred Tradition (46:13). 

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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.