Faith & Family – July 12, 2023

Father Brian Fallon joined Patrick for a conversation about the importance of family life. Topics included: the importance of family (2:29), Jesus’ family (3:47), Fr. Fallon’s family (8:24), the domestic Church (15:51), caller: we loved going to Mass as a family (19:02), family difficulties (22:39), caller: we had 16 kids (25:52), caller: we went to Catholic School; it was worth it (28:30), St. Monica Club (38:48), caller: my dad loved my mom! (40:17), caller: I try to stay up to date on issues so I can address them with my kids (42:18), tips for growing as a family (46:16), caller: I’m a convert to the faith; my grandmother encouraged me! (46:16)

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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.