The Patrick Madrid Show: March 20, 2020 – Hour 1

  • The Apostolic Penitentiary has decreed norms granting Plenary Indulgence to the faithful caught up in the current ongoing situation of the coronavirus pandemic
  • Bacardi shifts production in Cataño plant to make hand sanitizers
  • Chicago restaurant giving away free roll of toilet paper with every order
  • Caller: Mary Ellen in OH asks if there exists “baptism of desire” and if Pope Francis has the authority to dispense the need to be in person for confession during this time
  • Caller: Jason in MN works in a hospital and sometimes protestant patients ask him to pray with them. He prays the Our Father since they are both familiar with it
  • Caller: Tom in CA asks about the gov’t cancelling Mass. Patrick says it was the Catholic dioceses, not the government
  • 18,000 pounds of toilet paper found in stolen tractor-trailer in Guilford County
  • Washington lieutenant governor leaving politics for priesthood
  • Caller: Tom in NJ has heard that priests can do exorcisms over the phone so why can’t they do confessions?