Overcoming Sloth – January 26, 2024

Father Craig DeYoung joined Patrick for a conversation about the “noonday Devil.” Topics included: what is sloth? (3:23), identifying sloth (10:11), caller: my friend reminded me about the Scripture to praise God; that helped me overcome sloth (15:50), spiritual dryness (19:50), sloth changes relationships (26:46), sloth, depression, and the need for diligence (29:15), how we measure progress (37:26), caller: I say the rosary in be; is that OK? (41:42), and caller: I joined an apostolate and that helped me make a Holy Hour (45:43). 

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.