The Patrick Madrid Show: April 17, 2024 – Hour 2

Patrick has the pleasure of engaging with Charles, a wise-beyond-his-years 10-year-old from California, who brings up the topic of abortion and its moral implications for those involved in the process. Patrick navigates the complexities of participation in actions against one’s moral beliefs and the courage it takes to stand for one’s convictions. They also get into the sensitive realm of marriage within the Church, discussing the intricacies of gender identity and validity in sacramental unions.


  • Angela (email) – How do I explain to a non-Catholic (my husband, friends, etc.) why they cannot accept the Eucharist if they come to Mass with me? Also, should I refrain from Communion so as not to leave them sitting in the pew alone? (01:12)
  • Pete – I am heading to China. What is the Church like there and Is Mass available? (09:59)
  • Nancy – When your employer doesn’t allow you to go to mass, is it okay to miss it?
  • Charles (10-years-old) – CVS and Walgreens are selling mifepristone: Is it a mortal sin to work there and sell those pills? (19:41)
  • If a man identifies as a woman and marries a woman who identifies as a man could that marriage be blessed?
  • Kristofferson – My wife thinks we can’t be intimate unless we are trying to have a baby. (29:59)
  • Anonymous (email) – Daughter is practically living with her boyfriend, and he want’s our blessing for them to get married
  • Molly – My husband fell away from the Catholic faith. What should I do? (48:30)
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.