The Inner Life – July – 01, 2024 – Freedom from Sin

Father Bobby Blood joins Patrick to discuss Freedom from Sin

  • What is Freedom?
  • (10:26) If you fall into sin are you enslaved to it?
  • Linda – My husband as dementia and I struggle with anger and frustration. So hard because it’s hard for me to leave the house.
  • (20:48) Mike – I am a sex addict and came to this conclusion in the past few years. It seems like it’s everywhere. Hard to get over this.

(27:21) Break 1

  • How do you keep yourself from falling back into sin after you are free?
  • (36:47) Rick – I spent every second I could in front of the Blessed Sacrament and I was able to overcome drinking, a past relationship and so much more.
  • Gabriel – I’m 24 and trying to grow spiritually. What tools would you use to battle a sin you keep committing?

(45:02) Break 2

  • Janet – Back when I was struggling with sin, I read the biography of the Cure of Ars and the key for him was doing things joyfully.
  • (48:50) How can people grow in holiness after being free from major sins?



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.