The Patrick Madrid Show: March 02, 2023 – Hour 3

Patrick answers listener questions about if some of the Old Testament is allegory or if it should all be taken literally, can Confirmation names be changed later, why did Jesus go to hell, and are we allowed to say “alleluia” during Lent?

  • Benson – Ae we allowed to say alleluia during Lent?
  • Jim – Is the entrance antiphon required?
  • Malcolm – Question about the creation story in Genesis and if it’s an allegory or should be taken literally
  • Patrick recommends “In the Beginning…’: A Catholic Understanding of the Story of Creation and the Fall” by then Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger
  • George Anne – My friend is deathly ill and has no religious background.  What will happen to him? What can I do?
  • Mark – Can Confirmation names be changed or are they forever?
  • Joseph – Adam and Eve were not depicted like apes that had evolved. How do I answer my kids questions about evolution?
  • Anne – First Friday Devotion – are benediction and adoration required? Is confession required? What about when it lands on Good Friday?
  • Sarah – At mass I am not sure that I believe everything or feel foolish for believing. Can I receive communion? What should I do?
  • There is a Saint Cyrus
  • Velma – Why did Jesus go to hell?
  • Luke – Preparation for Communion – can the priest change the words there?
  • Jeanie – My daughter is a medium. What can I do?
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.