Dealing with Anger – December 30, 2023

Father John LoCoco joined Patrick for a conversation about overcoming anger. Topics included: how father deals with anger (2:26), anger and trust in God (5:21), the Sermon on the Mount (7:10), how anger restricts our freedom (10:33), caller: is anger ever justified? (13:54), situations that cause anger (18:03), anger in politics (25:52), caller: I used to get angry in traffic (29:28), caller: how do I deal with anger in marriage (34:18), email: I pray for others in traffic (39:19), how we cultivate meekness (41:44), caller: anger helps me to learn about myself (44:42), caller: my spouse in angry a lot; what should I do (46:33)? 

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.