The Beatitudes: Day One – December 26, 2023

Father Matthew Spencer, OSJ joined Patrick for the first of a three-day series on The Beatitudes. Topics included: the Sermon on the Mount (2:07), what is real happiness (7:06), caller: the Beatitudes & God’s will (10:26), why does Jesus sit down when He teaches (16:47), blessed are the poor in spirit (19:19), attachments (23:37), caller: I realized material things couldn’t make me happy (29:23), caller: do we need to suffer to be happy (37:42), blessed are they who mourn (40:09), and caller: can I be happy while mourning? (43:34). 

Original Air Date: 6/26/23

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.