Overcoming Sexual Temptation – December 6, 2023

Father Eric Nilsen joined Patrick for a conversation about chastity. Topics included: temptation vs. sin (2:35), the Christian vision of sexuality (7:00), pornography (11:38), what chastity is (14:31), caller: confession has helped me (22:20), caller: I recommend Reclaim Sexual Health (26:07), chastity in marriage (28:32), Caller: I pray three Hail Mary’s and the Rosary each day (33:30), Caller: I’ve been free from pornography for 2 months (38:13), caller: regular confession has helped me (41:13), caller: How can hate the sin better (44:44).

Original Air Date: May 4, 2023

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.