Euthanasia and Christian Death – May 13, 2024

Father Carter Griffin joined Patrick for a conversation about end of life issues. Topics included: the Church’s teach on death: (3:05), what euthanasia is (8:18), caller: is using hospice for comfort OK? (18:25), unintended consequences of euthanasia (23:40), caller: I had three family members with hospice (27:41), caller: are organ transplants OK (31:16), extraordinary vs. ordinary means of care (33:27), caller: suffering is also unresolved grief: (37:48), and what to do during end of life situations (45:27)

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Original Air Date: May 22, 2023

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.