Purgatory 101 – April 30, 2024

Father James Kubicki, SJ joined Patrick to discuss the gift of Purgatory. Topics included: purgatory in The Bible (4:00), Purgatory as a gift (12:53), the duration of purgatory (19:10), caller: I fear purgatory (24:50), caller: can souls pray for us on earth? (29:20), email: why are they called the ‘poor souls in purgatory?’ (31:15), caller: I put a brown Scapular on my Father, will he go to heaven? (36:26), caller: does purgatory happen here on earth? (40:16), caller: our particular judgement?(43:44), caller: how are we cleansed in purgatory without our bodies? (46:03), and caller: do Gregorian Masses release souls from purgatory? (46:57)? 

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.