The Patrick Madrid Show: April 15, 2024 – Hour 1

Patrick is asked if the Alpha program in Catholic parishes aligns with evangelization. He issues a challenge—can Relevant Radio replace the need for such programs by fostering a deeper faith through daily listening? Plus, Patrick navigates the delicate terrain of marital responsibilities, providing heartfelt counsel to a young married mother on balancing family life and NFP.


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  • Email – Should the Catholic Church use “Alpha” as an evangelization tool? (05:13)
  • Therese – My husband is not open to NFP, but he still wants to be intimate, and I am not ready for another child. What should we do? (12:37)
  • Josh Raymond – Travel to the National Eucharistic Congress with Relevant Radio (18:48)
  • Michael – I feel like I am self-sabotaging and don’t know what to do. I am a 50-year-old man looking for a spouse. I feel like I found someone who would be really good but I panicked after meeting her.
  • Sylvia – I am going to Cave Creek, AZ, and I am wondering if you could recommend a good traditional parish for me to go to?
  • Martin – My cousin is a non-practicing Catholic who is marrying a non-practicing Catholic. His sister who is lesbian will be the ‘best man’. What should I do in this situation?
  • Mike – My sister is protestant and I offered to get a priest for anointing of the sick. She doesn’t think the she needs the Church? (48:56)
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.