Redemptive Suffering – June 12, 2023

Father Marcel Taillon joined Patrick for a conversation about finding meaning in our difficulties. Topics included: why we suffer (7:01), how can we have a positive attitude during suffering (12:48), caller: my daughter is transitioning (19:10), caller: my suffering has a purpose (27:37), is there ever an end to redemptive suffering (33:29), caller: how do I stay humble (36:04), caller: there’s a lot of suffering in my marriage (41:32), caller: RR has helped me! (46:41). 

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.