The Patrick Madrid Show: April 25, 2024 – Hour 3

Bill from Tampa, questions the compulsory nature of Mass, suggesting it turns a potentially profound experience into mere routine, overshadowing the spiritual connection with feelings of guilt. Patrick responds by emphasizing the profound significance of Mass, likening it to a family meal, vital for nurturing our spiritual bond with Christ’s sacrifice for humanity. Patrick debates whether obligation diminishes the sincerity of worship, while also touching on how the Church’s guidelines help maintain our commitment to faith, much as societal laws guide civic behavior.


  • Patrick continues his conversation with Yvonne from the end of the last hour. She asks if her marriage is valid and if her and her husband are living as brother and sister if that is still living in sin
  • Mary – I was upset that Biden blessed himself at an abortion rally. What do you think about this? (13:27)
  • Katie – In my area they only have Saturday night Mass, and they don’t offer confession beforehand. (21:26)
  • Bill – I don’t think the obligation to go to Sunday Mass is good (30:19)
  • Jose – How do I make a prayer intention so I don’t need to remember to pray for someone? (41:02)
  • Miriam – My marriage is getting bad and I am wondering if there is a way I can become a better wife for my husband? Am I committing a sin if I file for divorce? (44:24)
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.