Overcoming Addiction – April 24, 2024

Father Allen Hoffa joined Patrick for a conversation about addiction. Topics included: what is addiction (3:51), emotions (13:35), spiritual aspects of addiction (15:51), caller: thank God for my sobriety (17:51), moderation (22:51), caller: I had a conversion 6 years ago (25:43), caller: my relative is addicted to Adderall, but she lashes out at me when I bring it up (32:15), caller: my son has been addicted to drugs for 30 years (36:17), email: help from pornography (41:58), caller: alcoholism & caretaking (44:33), and addictions to video games (48:14). 


Integrity Restored: https://integrityrestored.com/

Truth About Pornography: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GuOvUM1Ols

Catholic Therapists: https://www.catholictherapists.com/


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.