Freedom from Shame – September 6, 2023

Father Allen Hoffa joined Patrick for the first time to discuss sin, guilt and overcoming shame in our spiritual life. Topics included: what is sin (5:48), difference between guilt and shame (8:46), guilt and relativism (13:05), what if I don’t feel contrition? (18:26), caller: how can I get over guilt? (24:03), getting rid of shame (28:50), caller: how do I help a young person in my life get over shame? (33:55), caller: I was able to overcome my addiction (40:29), Integrity Restored: (47:19)

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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.