How to Carry Your Cross – August 14, 2023

Father Jim Goins joined Patrick for a conversation about how we daily carry our crosses. Topics included: carrying your cross (2:01), taking up cross daily (11:8), does God give us more than we can handle? (15:58), helping others carrying their crosses (19:55), difficulties of crosses (31:04), St. Peter’s example (32:53), caller: I’m dealing with my adult children’s crosses (40:07), St. Maximilian Kolbe (43:29), caller: my adult child is transgender and that’s a cross for me (45:34). 

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.