Myths About Confession – August 1, 2023

Father Patrick Hyde, OP joined Patrick for a conversation about the myths of confession. Topics included: the sacrament of confession (3:01), what happens during confession (10:20), caller: I have sins from 62 years, how can I confess those (17:00), caller: I decided to go to confession every week one Lent and it changed my life (24:09), caller: what does God think about those that doesn’t confess to a priest (30:29), caller: my priest helped me understand the sacrament (33:39), what if I forget to confession mortal sin? (38:42), caller: what if I confession the same sin over and over (42:51), steps to return to confession (48:46). 

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.