The Inner Life – June 19, 2024 – Chastity

Father Marcel Taillon joins Patrick to discuss Chastity

  • (3:56) What does it mean to be chaste
  • Steph – Integrating Mary in the commitment for chastity. Dating 5 years and both are committed to chastity.

(23:59) Break 1

  • Patsi – How do we go about with 11-year-old girl. She recently kissed a boy. How do I approach it with her?
  • (32:00) Janet – Can you give me advice. What would you say to someone who has been living together, encouraging to live apart until wedding day?

(40:23) Break 2

  • Michael – Why doesn’t the Church allow for priests to get married?


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.