Pro-Life Catholics – January 22, 2024

Father Carter Griffin joined Patrick for a conversation about the pro-life movement. Topics included: the gift of life (2:55), today’s Mass collect (9:55), the pro-life movement (14:31), caller: why are Catholics against abortion in the case of rape? (19:31), caller: I’m a hospice physician (26:13), end of life issues (29:21), caller: I have a son with Down Syndrome (32:15), caller: I pray at abortion facilities (38:07), supportive post-abortive women (41:24), and stewards of nature (48:16).  


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.