The Patrick Madrid Show: April 19, 2024 – Hour 1

Patrick navigates through listener Pam’s query about pew manners — where societal norms meet personal preference in sacred spaces. Patrick touches upon how simple acts of kindness, like a husband holding a door for his wife, can foster affection and respect in a relationship. Then, Mary from Austin shares a poignant story of her daughter’s return to the Catholic Church, facing a setback when her children are denied entry into Catholic school due to past behavior. Patrick discusses the power of compassion over judgment and the importance of encouragement in our spiritual communities. It’s about building bridges, not walls, in our journey of faith.


  • Patrick, referring to an email and a call that he received yesterday from a woman who left the Catholic faith, talks about salvation and invincible ignorance.
  • Chris – Does Patrick think that Jesus is condemning Judas to hell? (11:21)
  • Pam – What are good manners at church? Should the man let the woman go in front of him at communion? My relationship is more like ‘two equals’. (18:50)
  • Mary – My daughter recently came back to the Church, but her kids were denied by the Catholic School. What should she do? (26:46)
  • Norma – Being Rejected at School: I think that happens more than we would like to admit. It shines a bad light on us. My husband is Baptist. When he notices inconsistencies with the love of Christ, it’s hard to explain to him what Catholics are really about. (36:00)
  • Patty – Someone was commenting on yesterday’s show about why we’re sad when someone dies. I think that we’re sad because we have lost a gift.
  • Anita – I would like to rebut the end of the pew situation! I have severe anxiety and claustrophobia. When someone pushes me in, it makes me uncomfortable and I have no exit.
  • Mike – I am a Catholic School principal. It is standard practice for the principal to talk to the previous Catholic school. I think Patrick’s comments were wrong about the pastor trying to override the principal’s decision. (48:03)
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.