Fallen Away Loved Ones – April 17, 2024

Father Dave Heney joined Patrick for a conversation about loved ones who leave the faith. Topics included: why people leave the faith (3:41), faith outside the Church (12:56), caller: I left the faith because of suffering (20:27), caller: the Eucharist helped me with suffering (27:29), caller: my family members aren’t moved when I talk about the faith (32:55), caller: praying for those who left the faith (40:00), caller: I left the Church and came back in my 40s (42:02), and caller: my daughter left the faith, what should I do? (45:21).

Original Air Date: 4/3/24

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.