The Power of Fasting – October 27, 2023

Father Peter Armenio joined Patrick for a conversation about fasting. Topics included: what Jesus teaches us about fasting (1:56), casting out unclean spirits (13:45), caller: son was lost in depression, but fasting helped (18:31), caller: what if fasting and prayer don’t seem to work (23:45), caller: I have trouble giving things up (29:37), caller: I fasted when my son was angry (34:32), being cheerful while fasting (40:18), fasting changed my life (43:56), my kids came back to the faith after I fasted (48:32). 

Original Air Date: 7/11/23

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.