Turn the Other Cheek – June 19, 2023

Father Rob Kroll, SJ joined Patrick for a conversation about love for those who hurt us. Topics included: the sermon on the Mount (2:28), what the Sermon reveals about who God is (7:13), caller: I turned the other cheek to counter-protesters at a pro-life rally (22:16), saints who turned the other cheek (34:05), caller: story about how if “Jesus bleeds for me, I can bleed for you” (38:04), and caller: turning the other cheek as a solider (45:10). 

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.