The Patrick Madrid Show: March 13, 2024 – Hour 1

Patrick explores the biblical roots of confession with enlightening citations like John 20 and James 5:14, and he addresses the sacred nature of communion, discussing the preference for receiving on the tongue. Patrick tackles real-life dilemmas, from navigating relationships respecting Church teachings to the sensitive topic of a loved one’s last wishes and burial practices. Our guests share heartfelt stories of faith, the impact of the Bible in their lives, and the significance of the Church’s teachings in guiding us through morally complex situations.


  • Yolli – I am calling for my friend who doesn’t believe that a priest needs to hear confession (00:47)
  • Cheryl – George’s call yesterday almost had me in tears. It’s important to study The Old Testament with guidance.
  • Fred – On abortion calls yesterday – I am the director of a crisis pregnancy center and I wanted to back you up on your advice to pregnant mothers about keeping their baby even when the doctors tell them something is wrong with the baby.
  • Ed – Why don’t Eucharistic Ministers have to wash their hands like the priest does before handling our communion? (23:33)
  • Brian – I am trying to help my mother decide what to do after she dies. She wants to be cremated but I am trying to guide her to a different option. (34:36)
  • James (email) – Can haircuts be evil?
  • Teresa – One of my sisters left the faith and divorced and is using dating apps to try and meet someone. How do I respond to this?
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.