Confronting Jealousy – April 23, 2024

Father Chris Walsh joined us for a conversation about jealousy. Topics included: jealousy and envy (2:42), 1 Corinthians (5:51), caller: I am jealous of women more beautiful than me (10:30), caller: I am jealous of those who can retire before me (15:18), email: I am jealous of the attention my friend has (18:15), caller: adoration helped me when I dealt with jealousy (24:41), caller: my relative is jealous of me (27:25), caller: my husband is jealous of friends who can retire before him (30:21), caller: I take jealousy to the foot of the Cross (37:05), email: I was recently laid off; I am jealous of the executives who make more than me (38:42), generosity (43:24), and caller: I feel jealous of women with grandchildren (44:48). 

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.