The Patrick Madrid Show: March 26, 2024 – Hour 1

Patrick discusses the tragic bridge collapse in Baltimore and its profound implications for life’s uncertainties. Plus, he tackles tough questions on purgatory and dispels misconceptions about the Catholic faith. Tune in to gain valuable knowledge and deepen your understanding of important issues.


  • Baltimore’s colossal Key Bridge collapsed when container ship crashed into it. We fear there are mass casualties and we pray for those souls and for everyone in Baltimore in the aftermath of this travesty
  • Renee – Did Purgatory exist before Jesus died on the Cross? (06:24)
  • Brandon – I talked with a friend who thought it was bad that the Pope had a direct line to God. How do I respond to this? (13:25)
  • A group of 26 academics have challenged the International Olympic Committee’s framework on the inclusion of transgender athletes in sport, saying it does not protect fairness for women nor align with scientific or medical evidence. (18:45)
  • Ledda – In your confession helper, it says that a woman who commits abortion automatically is excommunicated, but Pope Francis said the sin can be absolved (26:54)
  • Dan – Why did Judas need to identify Jesus the night that Jesus was arrested? (34:36)
  • Katya – Why are exorcist priests regarded more than regular priests and why don’t dioceses make them known to the public? (40:41)
  • Mark – Is the Passion according to Mark read every year or do they rotate Passion narratives? (46:25)
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.