The Patrick Madrid Show: April 09, 2024 – Hour 1

Patrick Madrid reflects on a dilemma shared by a Catholic churchgoer, who was distracted by another parishioner using his phone as a missal during Mass. Patrick addresses the appropriateness of utilizing digital devices in place of traditional prayer books and how this shift aligns with contemporary worship.


  • Patrick responds to a viral twitter post asking about the etiquette of using an electronic device (IPhone, tablet, ect.) in place of a missal book. (00:36)
  • Is it forbidden by the Church to say “My Lord” and “My God” out Loud at the elevation? Isn’t proclaiming the Eucharist to be Jesus the most natural thing to do at Mass? (08:22)
  • Dan – What is the name of God?
  • Paul – Having phones in church: I am hard of hearing and I have a phone that is hooked up to my earring aid.
  • Abigail (7-years-old) – Who created God? (42:19)
  • Jim – The visiting priest wore some vestments that looked like a rainbow vestment that had many colors in it.
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.