Overcoming Scrupulosity – September 25, 2023

Father Kris Stubna joined Patrick for a conversation about scrupulosity and how we can overcome it. Topics included: what is scrupulosity (2:59), recognizing scrupulosity (6:32), confronting frequent sins (11:24), caller: how do I overcome past sins? (14:31), email: my sister in law doesn’t feel worthy for communion (19:37), caller: how I overcame scrupulosity (23:44), email: I currently struggle with scrupulosity (28:11), caller: my bishop heled me with scrupulosity (34:36), book recommendation (42:10), caller: my daughter is scrupulous (43:54), email: I haven’t gone to confession in a while (46:13).  


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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.