The Patrick Madrid Show: February 24, 2023 – Hour 2

Patrick answers listener questions about the tradition of putting ashes on the forehead, why didn’t we learn more about apologetics when we were young, is it okay to drink bone broth during Fridays, why shouldn’t Catholics get involved with Reiki or astrology, and is it moral to charge interest on a loan?

  • Carl – How many people really know about the Catechism of the Catholic Church? I didn’t hear about it before hearing you talk about it on Relevant Radio.
  • John – Why do we follow tradition of putting ashes on the forehead, especially when other Christians see them? I felt a needed to defend why we do it, but couldn’t give a good answer.
  • Ronald – Why didn’t the Catholic Church or Catholic schools not teach us about apologetics of Catholicism? I’ve learned all the important stuff from Relevant Radio.
  • Patrick recommends his book, “How to do Apologetics”
  • Christina – Bone broth helps you with fasting. Is it permissible to drink it on Fridays?
  • Harry – It is ok to sprinkle ashes on the head instead of making the sign of the cross?
  • Stacey – How do the effects of our sins compare to indulgences and the Doors of Mercy?
  • Anne – Am I committing a sin if I watch a movie that takes the Lord’s name in vain?
  • Thomas – What is the morality of charging interests on a loan?
  • Bob – Why shouldn’t Catholics get involved with astrology or Reiki?
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Patrick Madrid is an acclaimed public speaker and has authored or edited 26 books, which have sold over a million copies worldwide, including foreign-language editions. He hosts The Patrick Madrid Show daily on Relevant Radio.