The Patrick Madrid Show: December 22, 2023 – Hour 1

Special Guest Host Father Matthew Spencer discusses the upcoming Christmas celebration and addresses common misconceptions about the holiday’s origins. He delves into the significance of the Christmas novena and distinguishes between healthy spiritual practices and superstitious motives.

  • Why is Christmas on December 25? (04:17)
  • Joseph – What’s the difference between a healthy novena and a superstitious one?
  • Craig – Sextus Julius (160-240 AD) wrote and thought that Christmas was Dec 25. Hippolytus wrote that Christmas was Dec 25.
  • Mary – What’s the difference between CE and AD?
  • Mary – When someone fights with me about my religious beliefs, I tell them I’m happy they believe in something!
  • Carmen – I need book recommendations for someone who is not Catholic. This person is interested in learning. I purchased The Seven Story Mountain & the Four Loves by CS Lewis. Are those OK?
  • Christina – My grandson’s teacher told him not to make the Sign of the Cross when he says the Glory Be.
  • Therese – How do we overcome the feelings of inadequacy before Christmas? (45:33)
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.