The Patrick Madrid Show: October 20, 2023 – Hour 3

Special Guest Host Fr. Matthew Spencer takes questions about confession ranging from should you confess to a priest who, is a friend, to what to do if you can’t remember your sins in the confessional. Check out this great hour!

  • Al – I can’t go to confession to my local priest because I know him to well and don’t want him to think bad of me. What do you think of this?
  • Margaret – I used to belong to a liberal Church that would encourage people to bake bread and take it to the priest to be consecrated. Was that valid?
  • Denise – How can you do penance for sins done many years ago?
  • Rafael – When a priest knows you well, I think the priest can give you good advice. The only caveat might be if you confess something illegal.
  • Alonso – How can I help someone who is afraid to go to confession because of all the things they have to list?
  • Joe – I went to confession last week and the priest did something different: He gave me absolution then he talked about my sin. Was that correct?
  • Jennifer – Is smoking a sin?
  • Mariana – The priest cut me off before I finished confessing. What should have I done? Was I absolved?
  • Debbie – If you haven’t been to confession for a while and don’t remember the number of times you missed a sin, can you make an educated guess?
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.