The Inner Life – July 02, 2024 – Forgiveness

Father Tom Wilson joins Patrick to discuss Forgiveness

  • (5:08) What is the link between forgiveness and justice
  • Yollie – If you can’t forgive you couldn’t enter the kingdom of heaven.   Jesus talks about forgiving seven times seven times.
  • (17:07) What does it mean to forgive someone?

(20:29) Break 1

  • Mary – If a person has wronged you and forgiven them, just be careful that they don’t repeat what they’ve done to you.  I set my boundaries.
  • (28:29) Ben – Learning the story of St. Maria Goretti and her forgiveness has helped me in my journey of forgiveness.
  • Are there degrees of forgiveness?
  • (37:10) Letter from Mary – How can you forgive someone if they are not sorry?

(41:36) Break 2

  • Anne – How can I forgive someone?    Ex daughter in law, took 80% custody.  She has gotten worse.  Turned kids against my father and stopped me from picking them up.   She’s a narcissist.  I don’t know how to forgive.
  • (47:37) Lorna – How does one move on from forgiveness, when that person has passed, and wasn’t able to tell them I forgive them.
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.