Healing from Divorce – November 15, 2023

Father Kris Stubna joined Patrick for a conversation about healing after marriages end in divorce. Topics included: Jesus’ teaching on healing and divorce (1:59), the importance of marriage (9:00), what causes marriages to end? (16:02), difference between divorce and annulment (20:47), caller: rosary helped me heal (23:18), caller: marriage encounter helped me heal (27:36), caller: being close to the Church helped me (34:21), caller: I pushed for divorce; how can I help those I hurt heal? (38:21), effects of divorce on children (42:20), caller: my kids helped bring my ex-husband back to the faith (45:08). 

Original Air Date: 7/28/23

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.