All Soul’s Day – November 2, 2023

Father Ramil Fajardo joined Patrick to discuss the commemoration of All Souls. Topics included: what All Soul’s Day is (2:38), indulgences (11:37), Dia de los Muertos (19:47), caller: praying for the souls in purgatory (22:27), caller: where in the Bible is purgatory (25:06), visiting a cemetery (30:52), the reality of death (35:45), caller: should we pray for those who died by suicide? (43:44). 

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.