The Inner Life – June 12, 2024 – Discerning the Spirits

Father Chris Walsh joins Patrick to discuss Discerning the Spirits 

  • (3:12) What is discerning of the spirits?
  • (16:02) 3 tips for discerning a matter.

(19:58) Break 1

  • Sophia – Can never discern the spirits right. Even when I see signs, I still doubt.  How do I learn to discern better?
  • (24:24) How to not get stuck in perpetual discernment on a matter?
  • Neil – Currently receiving disability. Not sure if I should leave job.
  • Tessa – story – teaches OCIA.  taught with a co teacher and co teacher was leaving. she decided to leave too.  talked to pastor and pastor wanted her to stay. Glad she decided to stay, turned out for the best.  sometimes have to be obedient even when you don’t want to be.

(37:22) Break 2

  • (38:11) – How to tell if the devil is masquerading as an “angel of light.”
  • Patrick Shares an email from Melissa about her and her husband trying to discern what to do in life.
  • Joseph – when you put a condition on discernment…is that wise or not?  If that sign gets answered, how do you discern that?
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.