The Inner Life – June 24, 2024 – The Sacrament of Baptism

IL – Father Matthew Spencer joins Patrick to discuss The Sacrament of Baptism

  • (7:37) What takes place in the rite of baptism?
  • Roy – protestant-is there a difference between immersion or sprinkling for Baptism?

(23:33) Break 1

  • Lorna – niece not baptized baby- should the baby be baptized if they are not planning to raise the child catholic?
  • (28:03) David – wasn’t baptized as a baby but just came into the church this year. my mom said she wanted me to choose for myself. was that good?
  • Charles – baptized in Montana near the Rockies. it has the largest statue of Mary in the world.

(38:55) Break 2

  • Jean – my daughter wants her grandkids to choose for themselves– waited on God and now I think she will finally allow it
  • Tom – Daughter baptized and now getting married but away from the church – how should I pray for my daughter so I can help her get back
  • (47:59) Michelle – Church is making my daughter jump through hoops. Should it be hard to get your baby baptized?
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.