The Patrick Madrid Show: February 14, 2024 – Hour 3

Today on The Patrick Madrid Show, Patrick delves into the heart of spiritual life and everyday struggles. He touches on why Ash Wednesday isn’t a day of obligation and explores the deep symbolism behind its traditions and fasting. Patrick unravels the beauty of post-birth events in Jesus’ life and ponders over the transformation we could experience in heaven, comparing it to the joy of past earthly pleasures without the desire to return to them. He faces challenging questions about suffering, mental illness, and the weight of sin, yet finds comfort in the knowledge that God’s love and forgiveness are within reach through confession and community.

  • Melissa – I work at a non-Catholic Hospital which provides ashes on Ash Wednesday. Is that okay to do?
  • Chelsie – I struggle with bipolarism and it is affecting my relationship with God. I don’t understand why he made me this way?
  • Marian – I don’t like the use of the word “insanity” and “crazy” on Relevant Radio. (15:01)
  • Andrew – Why do they sprinkle ashes on the tops of heads of people in Rome? When did we start rubbing our ashes on the forehead? (17:42)
  • John – When do you get your body back and do you retain the earthly appetites after the resurrection?
  • Maria – If I am divorced from my husband and I went to confession, can I go to communion?
  • Bill – What is the suggested prayer to say after communion? (38:08)
  • Martha – Why is Ash Wednesday not a holy day of obligation? (42:57)
  • Stuart – What is the timeline from Jesus’ birth to him going to Egypt? When did he get presented in the temple?
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.