Loving Our Enemies & 9/11 – September 11, 2023

Father Brian Fallon joined Patrick to discuss Jesus’ challenging teaching. Topics included: the difficulty of Jesus’ teaching regarding loving our enemies (2:42), offering no resistance to what is evil (5:54), meekness & justice (11:55), responding to enemies (16:33), caller: Forgiving my husband who cheated (22:51), how to invoke the Lord’s forgiveness (27:54), protecting children and loving enemies (30:53), compassion & abuse (39:20), power of the sacraments (42:35), loving while we’re hurt (44:20). 

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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.