The Patrick Madrid Show: December 22, 2023 – Hour 2

Father Matthew Spencer is filling in for Patrick as the Christmas season approaches. The episode features insightful conversations, including a caller’s question about the differences between infant and adult baptism, a listener’s comment on Catholic traditions, and a discussion about Pope Francis’s recent document on blessings for same-sex marriages. Join us as Father Matthew shares his thoughts, stories, and wisdom on these important topics and more.

  • E-Frank – What’s the difference between adult and infant baptism?
  • Pat – I’m in my 70s, but back in Catholic School we learned to always bow at the name of Jesus and to bow during the Glory Be.
  • Joe – Did Pope Francis say it is OK to bless same-sex marriages? (08:24)
  • Fr. Matthew comments on the days of obligation
  • George – My high school teacher said that when we see headlines in secular media about the Church you can believe the opposite.
  • John – Please bless my son and daughter-in-law who are having twins at any moment
  • Xavier – How do you forgive yourself after you’ve been forgiven in confession
  • Janet – I’m a Catholic school teacher and I’m struggling with the same-sex blessings. I teach third grade. What should I tell them?
  • Jill – My family is the only practicing Catholics in our family. We have a transgender person and a lesbian couple coming to Christmas. How do I navigate this?
  • Claudia – Why is the pink candle lit two weeks prior to Christmas? (45:49)
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.