The Patrick Madrid Show: April 03, 2024 – Hour 2

Patrick takes questions from listeners about the intricacies of church practices and religious life. He hears from Peter in Staten Island, who shares his puzzlement about the omission of the washing of the feet during Holy Thursday mass, and Patrick provides insights into the discretion that priests have in including or omitting certain elements in the mass. The discussion takes a heartwarming turn as nine-year-old Marilyn from Racine, Wisconsin, asks about the transition of sisters into mothers in the convent and the process of a deacon becoming a priest. Patrick explains these transitions with warmth and clarity, even offering advice to Marilyn about exploring religious life.


  • Patrick shares a book he is reading, “Nuclear War: A Scenario” by Annie Jacobsen, and stresses the importance of praying for peace (00:55)
  • Therese – Why does God make souls one at a time and not all at once? (09:47)
  • Mark – I am talking with a friend about transgender issues and he brought up some things that I didn’t know how to refute. Since we are fallen, the opening of Genesis when God created male and female doesn’t apply anymore. (14:34)
  • Email – Has the pope commented on President Biden’s “Trans Day of Visibility”? If not, why not? (23:34)
  • Peter – They skipped the washing of the feet at Holy Thursday Mass. Is that a big deal? (24:56)
  • Marilyn (9-years-old) – How do Sisters turn into Mothers in convents? (28:08)
  • Patrick shares “Daily Caller Retracts Article That Claimed Biden Administration Put A Ban On Religious-Themed Easter Eggs At White House Event”
  • Collin – What does it mean when Pilot asks “what is truth?” (37:26)
  • Wayne – I think it is a good point that she admitted that the question of man and woman is one of biology.
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.