If you feel shame for a sin in your life and you’re holding it in, God wants to heal you and set you free.
In a deeply moving clip of The Patrick Madrid Show, caller Fernando bravely shared his heart-wrenching story. He confided in Patrick about his wife’s abortion three years ago, a decision he never supported but was compelled to go along with. This was the first time Fernando had opened up about this painful chapter in his life, and his raw emotion was palpable.
Fernando described the agonizing choice his wife made, driven by fear of their baby’s potential illness. He recounted how they passed by protestors at an abortion clinic who offered a lifeline of hope, a sign that perhaps they should reconsider. But in the end, his wife went through with the abortion, and Fernando’s heart shattered.
Patrick Madrid responded with heartfelt compassion and offered profound words of comfort and guidance. He assured Fernando that his unborn child, innocent and blameless, was loved by God and would not be punished. There was hope for reunion in the afterlife.
With unwavering faith, Patrick encouraged Fernando to seek forgiveness through Reconciliation, guiding him to a trusted priest named Father Don Kline. He emphasized the importance of confessing all sins and not holding anything back, including his coerced involvement in the abortion.
Patrick urged Fernando to turn to the Rosary and invoke the intercession of the Blessed Mother. He shared the transformative power of daily prayer and Holy Communion, promising that these practices would infuse Fernando’s soul with grace and strength.
Furthermore, Patrick recognized Fernando as the spiritual leader of his household, capable of guiding his wife towards repentance and confession. He offered the comforting assurance that, with faith, patience, and love, they could heal together.