Trusting in God – November 24, 2023

Father Matthew Spencer, OSJ joined Patrick for a conversation about trusting God. Topics included: how God reveals his trustworthiness (5:55), what happens when it seems God doesn’t open a door (9:24), caller: I was diagnosed with a disease and I’m waiting for God (22:02), caller: I’m struggling with postpartum depression (28:20), email: I prayed the Rosary for 20 years and now my husband is joining RCIA! (31:54), caller: My son died 17 years ago and it still haunts me (33:53), caller: I am homeless, but I still have trust and hope (40:53), email: I have uncertainty regarding my future with my girlfriend and our baby (47:13). 

Original Air Date: 9/26/23

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.