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

Patrick dives into complex moral dilemmas such as the responsibility of baptizing children in non-practicing Catholic families, and the heart-wrenching decision of a local parish concerning this sacrament. He explores the profound effects of baptism and the spiritual journey of the child affected by the faith, or lack thereof, of their parents and godparents. Patrick also shares vital insights on navigating habitual versus mortal sin and discusses the unique struggles like attending a Hindu festival from a Catholic perspective.


  • Joe – Is there any criteria for Godparents? (00:55)
  • Robert – Where is Our Lady of Czestochowa?
  • Mary – I have been invited to a Hindu celebration. Am I allowed to go? (11:45)
  • Don – What would you do if you were a priest and a gay couple asked you for a blessing? I am confused on what these blessing mean. (14:59)
  • Antoinette – I can’t drive and I can’t find a ride to Mass, so I started going to a Lutheran Church and now I feel guilty. (22:18)
  • Sarah – Does habitual sin count as mortal sin? (30:06)
  • Jane – Why did Jesus say ‘My God, My God, why did you abandon me?’ (38:05)
  • Terri – Isn’t is more important to have the child baptized than to have godparents who aren’t in the church anymore?
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.