Greed with Bishop-Elect Michael Martin, OFM Conv. – April 11, 2024

 Bishop-Elect Michael Martin, OFM Conv. joined Patrick for a special episode discussing the recent exciting appointment and dealing with greed. Topics included: Bishop Elect’s journey (1:51) what greed is (7:14), economic forces (14:39), wants vs. needs (20:42), providing for families (27:28), the Lord is enough (30:51), caller: how do hobbies fit into greed? (33:10), caller: Jesus helped me to tithe (35:30), caller: financial freedom really helped me (39:37), caller: I deliver past and meatballs to a local food panty (41:48), and caller: letting go of money was hard, but a good thing for me! (43:59). 

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.