The Beatitudes: Day Three – December 28, 2023

Father Matthew Spencer, OSJ, joined Patrick for the third of a three-day series on the Beatitudes. Topics included blessed are the clean of heart (3:40), the importance of chastity (12:07), caller: giving online to my parish (14:58), ‘for they shall see God’ (17:55), what kind of ‘peace’ are we to make? (22:53), how do we foster peace? (27:10), what does it mean to be a Son of God (30:24), caller: peacemaking in my family (37:14), blessed are you who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness (43:04). 

Original Air Date: 6/28/23

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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.