Anointing of the Sick – November 27, 2023

Father Patrick Hyde, OP joined Patrick for a conversation about the sacrament of healing. Topics included: Jesus as healer (2:56), anointing of the sick (7:02), caller: My friend was healed after a fall (13:40), when do I call a priest? (18:48), email: does a healing mass anointing count? (22:25), caller: I’d like my sister to be anointed (24:28), email: how do we increase hospital access to sacraments (29:04), caller: My husband was healed after his anointing (32:08), dangers of seeking healing outside the Church (36:08), caller: can unconscious people receive last rites? (38:19), caller: does my mom’s anointing count? It was a year ago? (40:01), and caller: did my mom go straight to heaven? (43:33). 

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.