The Patrick Madrid Show: March 08, 2024 – Hour 3

Patrick delves into the power of prayer for the departed, affirming the need for ongoing supplication for their souls. He explores the balance of family and vocation, revealing that presence for our children trumps professional pursuits. Patrick untangles doctrinal nuances, including the validity of marriages and the church’s stance on salvation. Each caller finds guidance, from Lenten practices to the search for deeper faith, echoing the call to live out authentic Catholic values. Join Patrick as he journeys through life’s complexities, embracing the wisdom of the Church and the heart of the Gospel.


  • Jim – Is it okay to cook eggs using bacon fat during Lent? (00:51)
  • Wayne – Is being a Catholic the only way to get into heaven?
  • Doug – My in-law said that he used to go to church and they would speak in tongues. Were they really speaking in tongues? (12:25)
  • Matt – What prayers can I pray for loved ones that have just passed away? (27:15)
  • Elizabeth – I need some advice. I am a music director at a big Catholic church and I have 7 kids. I’ve been offered a job at their school and I don’t know what would be best for me and my family.
  • Ann – As a mother, I agree with you about jobs. You need to be with your family.
  • Susan – If we pray for someone who has died, but they go to hell, are those prayers actually helpful? (42:59)
  • Tom – Question about the validation of marriage and annulments: We can’t find the man my fiancé was married to before.
  • Jason – I am baptized and I have a general understanding of Church teachings. Where can I learn about teachings in more depth?
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.