Indulgences 101 – October 19, 2023

Father John Paul Erickson joined Patrick for a conversation about indulgences. Topics included: what indulgences are (4:29), the conditions of plenary indulgences (15:05), caller: confession & indulgences (21:50), some ideas for indulgences (24:38), caller: divine mercy, rosary, and indulgence (27:22), caller: what is detachment from sin? (29:51), misusing indulgences (32:08), caller: I don’t think giving meat up on Friday is an indulgence (35:27), caller: it seems like a get out of jail free card (40:37), caller: I didn’t know about indulgences (45:11), and caller: how did indulgences come about? (47:03).

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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.