The Reality of Hell – July 13, 2023

Father Joseph Illo joined Patrick for a conversation about the Church’s teaching on hell. Topics included: Scripture and hell (2:51), Our Lady of Fatima (5:50), why people don’t believe in hell (14:30), caller: young people’s view on hell (20:37), caller: hell and a merciful God (25:19), caller: what does it mean that ‘heaven is everything?’ (34:50), caller: what does God expect of us in order to go to heaven? (40:05), how to help our families avoid hell (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.